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I am developing a Database Application and for this i want to use a SQL Server. Is there a SQL Server available for free ? I don't want to use MS SQL or ORACLE (in this state of development).
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by:l8knight
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Interbase will be free very soon, currently in beta testing I believe, you can d'load a copy from http://www.delphi-jedi.org

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by:XAN
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MySQL - is that you want !-)
You can find it in the Web (f.ex. http://web.mysql.com/)
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by:snoopy_Spy
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Thanxs
i will check both Interbase and MySQL..

But are you sure that MySQL is free ?
I would like to use it under WinNT and not Linux !!!
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MySQL for win32 is Shareware.

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by:XAN
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Yes... MS SQL for Windows is shareware :(
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by:snoopy_Spy
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What is the better solution MySQL or Interbase ?
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Sorry, I have no experience with MySQL so I couldn't tell you.

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by:XAN
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MySQL is light and easy DBMS.
But Interbase will be more powerful and it has some very pretty features.
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by:Motaz
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Interbase is the best solution

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by:ITugay
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The best choise in your case is Interbase. It able to work on your standalone computer, thus you can develope DB application at home. It very reliable end easy to install and use. Delphi5 has components to work with Interbase without BDE. And it seems like developed for Delphi product especially (joke;). Interbase SQL language is look like ANSI SQL, and in most cases you do not need to change your code to work with another SQL servers (Oracle for ex.).
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by:snoopy_Spy
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Hi ITugay
You wrote, that i didn't need BDE for Interbase and that Delphi has components to work without BDE. Are these standard components ?
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by:ITugay
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Yes, it shipped with Delphi5.
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by:skyrider_tieus
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Hi Snoopy_Spy:

Try MSDE (Microsoft Data Engine), it is FREE! It is almost the same as MSSQL.  It can be used as a developing DBMS for furture upgrade to MS SQL. Go to www.microsoft.com and search for MSDE. You'll have 40 MB or so to download.
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>Is there a SQL Server available for free

Yes, there is!

You can get a trial version of SQL Server 7 on CD (w/o expiration date or feature limitations) for the price of the media + S&H. Or you can download it for free! (it's a huge download).

HEre's where to get it:

http://www.microsoft.com/sql/productinfo/evalcd.htm

Yours,

Alex

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by:simonet
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Note: although it says it's a 120-day evaluation, there's no expiration check in the software.
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