SQL Server 2008 Express Edition is a free, easy-to-use, lightweight, and embeddable version of SQL Server 2008. Free to download, free to redistribute, free to embed, and easy for new developers to use immediately. SQL Server 2008 Express Edition has the following benefits: Fast to download and install: It's a compact download, and you can get up and running in as little as 20 minutes. Simplified administration: Automatically tune your database for optimal performance. For convenience, you can use Microsoft Update to automatically receive the latest patches and updates, enabling a high level of security and the latest features. Free management tool: SQL Server Management Studio: You can download the SQL Server Management Studio Express, an easy and efficient management tool for SQL Server Express. With SQL Server Management Studio you enjoy a consistent management experience across all SQL Server 2008 Editions. Seamless integration with Visual Studio Express Editions. Easy to deploy: Easily move or copy your SQL Server Express databases to another computer or hosted server using XCopy and ClickOnce deployment.
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is a free, easy-to-use graphical management tool for managing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services. The tool includes both script editors and graphical tools which work with objects and features of the server. Note: SSMSE cannot manage SQL Server Analysis Services, Integration Services, Notification Services, Reporting Services, SQL Server Agent, or SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition.
Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers. Firebird is a fully featured and powerful RDBMS. It can handle databases from just a few KB to many Gigabytes with good performance and almost free of maintenance! Below is a list of some of the Firebird's major features: Full support of Stored Procedures and Triggers Full ACID compliant transactions Referential Integrity Multi Generational Architecture Very small footprint Fully featured internal language for Stored Procedures and Triggers (PSQL) Support for External Functions (UDFs) Little or no need for specialized DBAs Almost no configuration needed Large user community Optional single file embedded version Dozens of third party tools Careful writes - fast recovery, no need for transaction logs! Many ways to access your database Native support for all major operating systems Incremental Backups 64bits builds available Full cursor implementation in PSQL Monitoring tables Connection and Transaction Triggers Temporary Tables
MySQL Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database that is supported by an active community of open source developers and enthusiasts. MySQL delivers enterprise features, including: Partitioning to improve performance and management of very large database environments Row-based/Hybrid Replication for improved replication security Event Scheduler to create and schedule jobs that perform various database tasks XPath Support Dynamic General/Slow Query Log Performance/Load Testing Utility (mysqlslap) Improved! Full Text Search (faster, new dev templates) Improved! Archive engine (better compression, more features) Improved! User session and problem SQL identification Improved! MySQL embedded library (libmysqld) Additional INFORMATION_SCHEMA objects Faster data import operations (parallel file load) ACID Transactions to build reliable and secure business critical applications Stored Procedures to improve developer productivity Triggers to enforce complex business rules at the database level Views to ensure sensitive information is not compromised Information Schema to provide easy access to metadata Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture for maximum flexibility Archive Storage Engine for historical and audit data
PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP.
phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL. Support for most MySQL features Browse and drop databases, tables, views, fields and indexes. Create, copy, drop, rename and alter databases, tables, fields and indexes. Maintenance server, databases and tables, with proposals on server configuration. Execute, edit and bookmark any SQL-statement, even batch-queries. Manage MySQL users and privileges. Manage stored procedures and triggers. Import data from CSV and SQL. Export data to various formats: CSV, SQL, XML, PDF, ISO/IEC 26300 - OpenDocument Text and Spreadsheet, Word, Excel, LATEX and others.
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