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MS SQL Server vs My SQL...Best options for what I need?

I am currently looking to find hosting for a website that will have a DB backend.  The company owner wanted to go with MS SQL, which was fine with me since I have more experience with it, but it seems for what I need I would have to get a dedicated setup.  I am not experienced enough to manage a web server since that really isn't what I do.

I am curious if My SQL would work okay for what I need?  Think insurance company with online claims and such...I will have to check with the owner to see how many claims and contacts they have in a month, but it appears that right now they are storing about 300-400 MB of data with a CRM company.  They are looking to move everything and control it themselves...

Thoughts...advice?
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jeremycrussellCommented:
What you plan to use are the front-end system/language would help you decide on a proper backend.   What do you plan to create the "online" application with?
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rgn2121Author Commented:
I would like to use .NET since I am familiar with it and will probably be tasked with supporting it, although not designing it since I primarily do windows programming and don't really feel comfortable with the security of the web side.  I could probably maintain it though once it is created.  PHP would require me to learn a new language and delay the process and my confidence somewhat till I got up to par....
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jeremycrussellCommented:
If you're using .Net, then using MSSQL backend seems to be a pretty logical choice, MS will always support MS best.
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mattibuttCommented:
Managing server is easy since you setup only once and occasionally you might enconter problems which is part of life build/manage
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
.Net with MS SQL is a logical pairing since they're both Microsoft, although hooking a .Net app to MySQL is fairly straighforward too. Budget may come into it, hosting a SQL Server is generally going to be more expensive that a MySQL setup.

Is there any data to migrate? If so, what platform is it coming from? If the client wants MS SQL, and is happy to pay for it, then that would seem to be the more straightforward option (plus it remains to be seen what Orable plan to do with MySQL!).
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rgn2121Author Commented:
Thanks all....There is data to migrate and it is coming from a CRM right now...I am currently working on Access based application that will do essentially what the web based app will need to do.  I have read much, but it seems conversion from Access to SQL isn't to bad, although I have never done it.
I would prefer the .Net as well since that is what I currently use...I will leave this open for a couple days.  I appreciate the help so far...
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elliottbenzleCommented:
I also say MS SQL.
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rgn2121Author Commented:
Thanks
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