Microsoft SQL Server Express is a powerful and reliable free data management system for small-scale Soft1 installations, with no more than 5 users (web users included too).
Here are some of the most important differences of the SQL Express compared to SQ Standard Edition:
|SQL Standard||SQL Express|
|Maximum Database Size||524 PB||10 GB (1)|
|Compute Capacity||4 sockets or 24 cores||1 socket or 4 cores (2)|
|Maximum Memory||128 GB||1.4 GB (3)|