[thelist] Database Licensing Question

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Tue Dec 21 18:00:09 CST 2004

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: Subject: Re: [thelist] Database Licensing Question
: > :-) For someone on the windows platform i would say there is little
: >
: > reason to use mysql anymore.
: Well... scalability would be one... MSDE is restricted to 2GB database
: and 5 concurent users... and when you need to scale to MSSQL your licenses
: through the roof.

The 2 GB limitation will go away in the next version of SQL Server (SQL
Server 2005) which will be released in about 6 months.

The 5 concurrent user limit is incorrect - I'm not sure what you're basing
that on. There is a workload governor which limits you to 8 concurrent
operations, which is enough to support dozens (or even a hundred or more


for how it really works.


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