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Which database platform should I use for my ASP application?

This is not an easy question to answer, as there are many criteria which can vary in presence and rank from shop to shop. While I am definitely a big fan of Microsoft SQL Server, you can evaluate each of the following products and determine which best suits your needs and budget. 
 
    SQL Server 
 
    DB2 
 
    Oracle 9i 
 
    Oracle 10g 
 
    Informix 
 
    Sybase 
 
    Pervasive.SQL 
 
    MySQL 
 
    PostgreSQL 
 
    Ocelot 
 
    Firebird / Interbase 
 
    Mimer SQL 
 
    FirstSQL 
 
    Visual FoxPro 
 
    Microsoft Access 
 
You may have noticed that I tend to frown upon Microsoft Access. See Article #2195 for a synopsis of my reasons, and also check out this MSDE vs. Jet whitepaper available in KB #322703.

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