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Express versus Trial - What's the difference?

By  Dec 19, 2007

Topics: Data

I was asked today what the difference between Express Edition and the Trial Edition is.

The primary difference is the way you can use them. The Express Edition is free, and you can write applications against it for your own company or even to sell. It has limits on database size, memory, and features, but it's a far cry better than most of the other "free" databases out there.

The trial editions are just that - they are for you to pull down, play with, and then they expire after a certain time. You can't put them into production or anything like that.

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