Solved

What free database works best with Silverlight Out of Browser applications

Posted on 2011-02-20
9
414 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
On Windows, a good single user database is Access. You don't need the Access database installed for your program to ue an Access database. So that's a free solution.

SQL Express is also free, but a bear to auto install and configure.

What else can you suggest that's free and easy to install?

I need to run this Silverlight Out of Browser application on a Macintosh as well. So the database needs to be easy (and free)  to also install on a Macintosh.

What options do I have?

newbieweb

0
Comment
Question by:newbieweb
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:systan
systan earned 250 total points
ID: 34938356
0
 

Author Comment

by:newbieweb
ID: 34938383
Am I dreaming if I say I want the same database on Windows as I want on Macintosh?

BUT, given that I use LINQ and Entity Framework, perhaps those worries are a thing of the past. I can pick the best database for Windows, and with no recoding, could use an entirely different database engine on the Mactintosh.

Am I right that EF4 and L2E allow me to make a unique database decision for each PC platform?

0
 
LVL 52

Accepted Solution

by:
Carl Tawn earned 250 total points
ID: 34938993
SQLite possibly?

    http://www.sqlite.org/
0
SharePoint Admin?

Enable Your Employees To Focus On The Core With Intuitive Onscreen Guidance That is With You At The Moment of Need.

 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:systan
systan earned 250 total points
ID: 34940069
Ok;
I'm sorry, I did not completely read your post.
Yes, use SQLite.
But SQLite is just a Data File, it's not a Data Server.
You can also select PostGreSQL, it's free all the time.
http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/john_charles/UsingPostgreSQLfromMicrosoftNET06042009145024PM/UsingPostgreSQLfromMicrosoftNET.aspx

MYSQL? it's not free when you used the code commercially.
0
 

Author Comment

by:newbieweb
ID: 34956038
> I'm sorry, I did not completely read your post.
What part did you miss? Desktop? Free?

>But SQLite is just a Data File, it's not a Data Server.
What's that mean exactly? This will not run on a server. It is a client PC Silverlight out of browser application.

> MYSQL? it's not free when you used the code commercially.
Really?!
I thought the whole premise on Open Source was it was free.  That's a surprise!

newbieweb
0
 
LVL 52

Assisted Solution

by:Carl Tawn
Carl Tawn earned 250 total points
ID: 34956207
SQL Lite is a file based SQL implementation designed to be lighweight and run on numerous types of device, including mobile. It doesn't run as a service based product like a full-blown SQL Server installation would. But it sounds like it might be suitable for the type of thing you're suggesting.

MySQL Community Server is free, but Oracle also offer commercial editions which are payed.
0
 

Author Comment

by:newbieweb
ID: 34956216
Would Entity Framework 4.0 and LINQ work with SQL Lite?
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Carl Tawn
ID: 34956253
In theory it should, but i have heard of people having problems with it generating the model correctly. May be worth experimenting with a little. The latest  provider for SQLite may work better.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:newbieweb
ID: 34956270
Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Entity Framework is a powerful tool to help you interact with the DataBase but still doesn't help much when we have a Stored Procedure that returns more than one resultset. The solution takes some of out-of-the-box thinking; read on!
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question