"SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is the next version of MSDE and is a free, easy-to-use, lightweight, and embeddable version of SQL Server 2005. Free to download, free to redistribute, free to embed, and easy for new developers to use immediately, SQL Server Express includes powerful features such as SQL Server Management Studio Express, for easily managing a database. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of SQL Server Express Edition and to download SQL Server Management Studio.”
“Free to develop, deploy, and distribute
Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that's free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer. Oracle Database XE is a great starter database for:
- Developers working on PHP, Java, .NET, XML, and Open Source applications
- DBAs who need a free, starter database for training and deployment
- Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and hardware vendors who want a starter database to distribute free of charge
- Educational institutions and students who need a free database for their curriculum
“Free to build, deploy, distribute ... No limits.
DB2 9 (formerly codenamed “Viper”) is a leading edge hybrid data server capable of supporting both relational and pureXML™ storage. New features increase performance and scalability for both XML and relational data.
DB2 Express-C is a no-charge edition of DB2.
DB2 Express C:
- Free to develop, deploy, distribute: no limits, just data (tell me more)
- Take control of your XML (tell me more)
- Application development made easy (tell me more)