My company needs a database. My first thought was to do it in Access, because it's available! But I wanted to check that that was smart, what its limitations are, when it's better to move to bigger / more expensive software, etc.
It's probably going to have several hundred thousand records in and will grow by more than a hundred thousand every year. Is there a size limit?
Not that many fields, though - it's not that complicated a database.
If you are looking for a low price database engine , MSDE may meet your needs . MSDE if a free sql server database desktop engine , you can download it from microsoft.com .Just like sql server enterprise edition , msde also provide an easy way to back up your important data , it supports full and diffenentail backup , for access db , you have to copy the whole file for each time you back it up .