I developed a .NET 3.5 Windows application that runs on a single PC. It is an Inventory and Invoicing solution. I wanted an embedded database for it so that any customer can just download the application's trial version, install it and start using it.
MS Access and SQLite were the only options for me. I had bad experience with MS Access and so I rejected it. SQLite was still not complete in many sense, so I felt not to risk myself.
My customer had other apps. already running on MySQL so we decided to use MySQL backend. The app. is running fine since last two years and no major issues came except one bug of MySQL itself.
I now want to change the RDBMS because MySQL has lost its luster and I want to release a new edition that I just want to sell as a shrink-wrapped product.
Which Sybase product is suitable and is there SQLA embedded edition also? What type of license I need to buy to make such a product and approx. how much would it cost?
I contacted Sybase sales team, but no one has contacted me at present.
You mention that you contacted the Sybase sales team, but got no response. Can you please email me your details, and I will ensure that someone contacts you.
SQL Anywhere is available for partners to embed within their application under what we call an OEM Agreement. We have over 1500 partners who do just that, including Cisco, Intuit, Symantec and others.
Thank you, Chris
kleisath at sybase dot com
answered 04 Nov '10, 15:25