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R.I.P. VistaDb?

by Alexandru Lungu 11. iulie 2010 13:39

 

VistaDb is closing their office as its founder states here.

I was one of the many that wasn’t seduced by VistaDb. I did take it into consideration along SqlCe and SQLite for an application. Though I was impressed the most by SQLite I end up using SqlCE because of better date/time manipulation and it was integrated in Visual Studio; also because I anticipated a better implication of Microsoft in the forthcoming releases as it will be a necessary piece in the battle to occupy the mobile devices software.

At that time VistaDB had the worst stats in benchmarks, wasn’t free like the others, and it was at its infancy. So it had no chance in choosing it.

Looking now at their features (if they really work as advertised), it is an impressive piece of software that probably took a lot of development time – mostly high quality development time (building something like VistaDB this is not the same thing as dragging and dropping a few controls on the form and binding them to a data source). 

And since it is closing down it can be purchased for almost nothing.

Therefore I think that there will be a buyer. And VistaDB will not Rest In Peace; at least not so soon.

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Comments (3) -

ali83n
ali83n France
12.07.2010 15:24:05 #

It had no chance on the market. It does the same thing like SqlCe and Sqlite. So why do I have to pay for it? Why do I care that it is managed?

allex
allex Romania
13.07.2010 22:46:39 #

@ali83n
Let's be fair; it does more than SqlCe and SQLite; it all depends if you really need the "more" part.

Tim Jindar
Tim Jindar United Kingdom
14.07.2010 21:06:55 #

Hopefully it will become free

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