VistaDB 5
Gibraltar VistaDB

The Easiest To Deploy SQL Database for .NET

Microsoft has worked hard to make .NET and SQL Server a powerful combination - and VistaDB brings that capability to a small, easy to deploy package.  Instead of having to ship a large installation which has to be set up independently for your application to work you can just ship 2 MB of extra assemblies with your .NET application.  It's easy to make applications that start with VistaDB and scale up with SQL Server, all from a common codebase.

Works with Anything built on ADO.NET

Think of all the things built on top of ADO.NET - not just your application but reporting systems, ORMs, and other data-driven libraries for .NET.  You can use all of these in your application with our easy to deploy, cross-platform database engine.

Compared to Other Managed Database Engines..

  • 100% Managed Code for Simple Deployment: Only one set of assemblies is needed, covering 32 or 64 bit, Intel and ARM processors.
  • Impressive Commonality with Microsoft SQL Server: Data types, User-defined Functions, and even Stored Procedures can all be shared between SQL Server and VistaDB
  • FIPS-compliant Full Database Encryption: Securely encrypt the entire database including schema and data using FIPS-compliant AES encryption
  • Visual Studio Integration: Full designer support within Visual Studio including the Dataset designer, Entity Framework Designer, schema management, and query building.

Compared to Microsoft SQL Server..

  • Tiny Distribution: The core engine is just over 1MB in size when deployed (often 450kb when compressed) compared to over 132MB for the compressed SQL Express installation.
  • Cross-Platform: Works on 32 or 64 bit and can be deployed under Mono and .NET
  • Full Database Encryption:  Instead of just encrypting individual fields or tables the entire database file is encrypted.
  • No Privileges Required:  VistaDB can be used even by guest accounts, not requiring any special OS permissions to create or work with databases or be deployed.
  • Easy Database Distribution: Since a database is just a file including schema and data it's easy to make backups and create new databases just using standard file operations.

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