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Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
– President Ronald Reagan
Recently a colleague informed me that a customer was thinking about using the Express edition of SQL Server for a mission critical workload. Express edition is the entry-level, free database version of SQL Server. It is ideal for learning and building desktop and small server data-driven applications. It is not ideal for mission critical applications. The customer obviously wanted to save on licensing costs, but I cringed at the thought. Why? Because when a mission critical application fails the person responsible for the decision to use the Express edition may end up in a depression.