Solved

non-microsoft database engine that can emulate mssql

Posted on 2013-06-21
4
487 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-21
I know this is a bit of a crazy question...

Does anyone know of a database server that will act like Microsoft SQL and appear as Microsoft SQL to an application that requires Microsoft SQL?

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:kevinvw1
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Racim BOUDJAKDJI earned 500 total points
ID: 39267370
SQL Server is a proprietary technology, so are its interfaces to the clients, so, unless someone as cracked the engine, I don't see any.  Sybase has some common feature with SQL due to common origins but that was a very long time ago.  Note that the closest thing to SQL Server that is free is DB2 Express C or Postgresql.
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:PortletPaul
ID: 39267416
SQL Express
http://www.microsoft.com/web/platform/database.aspx

it will appear like SQL server (because it is a version of SQL Server)
It doesn't have all the full product features - but it may suit your purpose.
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:PortletPaul
ID: 39267419
oh, it's a free version in case you are wondering why I mentioned it
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:kevinvw1
ID: 39267602
Thanks, I figured as much, but just thought I'd throw it out there.
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Why is this different from all of the other step by step guides?  Because I make a living as a DBA and not as a writer and I lived through this experience. Defining the name: When I talk to people they say different names on this subject stuff l…
When it comes to protecting Oracle Database servers and systems, there are a ton of myths out there. Here are the most common.
Via a live example, show how to extract information from SQL Server on Database, Connection and Server properties
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

830 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