SQL Server Forums
Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | Forum FAQ
 
Register Now and get your question answered!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 SQL Server 2008 Forums
 Other SQL Server 2008 Topics
 SQL 2008 Express versus SQL 2008 Standarf (full)
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

ferret2010
Starting Member

United Kingdom
1 Posts

Posted - 09/03/2012 :  16:17:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi folks ...

Our company have a software package designed to monitor clinical instrument over TCP/IP. The application uses SQL 2008 as its DB engine.

Each instrument is a client and reads/writes to/from the SQL DB via controlling software.

The default DB engine we provide is SQL 2008 Express. Most of our systems connect to between 4 and 18 instruments (clients). We have pams to extend to 30 instruments sometime soon.

Our DB will not come close to the 10GB limit afforded by SQL 2008 Express, since it's culled when it reaches 12 months old.

In the big scheme of things, SQL 2008 Standard (full) version is very expensive.

Is there any benefit is moving from SQL 2008 Express to SQL 2008 full version for 30 clients?

tkizer
Almighty SQL Goddess

USA
36941 Posts

Posted - 09/04/2012 :  14:24:30  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The number of clients isn't necessarily why you would want the full version. Which edition you pick is dependent upon the features each edition provides. If you can fit into the free edition, then by all means use that. If you can't, then you need to upgrade.


Tara Kizer
Microsoft MVP for Windows Server System - SQL Server
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/tarad/

Subscribe to my blog
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
SQL Server Forums © 2000-2009 SQLTeam Publishing, LLC Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.06 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000