SQL Server Express is better alternative of MySQL. I have recently helped quite a few organizations to move to SQL Server Express recently. However, one question keep on coming up quite often regarding which is the right edition for SQL Server Express. SQL Server Express have more than one edition available.
Here is the quick guide to select right edition for SQL Server.
After reading above guide if you are still not sure which edition you should select, leave a comment here or send me email and I will get back to you.
SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services – 546.6 MB
SQL Server 2008 Express With Tools – 230.4 MB
SQL Server 2008 Express Runtime Only – 82.5 MB
SQL Server 2008 Express Management Studio Basic – 38.5 MB
SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express is also known as SSMSE.
You can refer my complete reference article SQL SERVER – SQL Server Express – A Complete Reference Guide.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)