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LocalDB is #11 ranked solution in top Relational Databases. PeerSpot users give LocalDB an average rating of 9.6 out of 10. LocalDB is most commonly compared to SQL Server: LocalDB vs SQL Server. LocalDB is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 61% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 24% of all views.
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What is LocalDB?
LocalDB is a lightweight version of the SQL Server Express Database Engine that is targeted for program development. LocalDB starts on demand and runs in user mode, so there is no complex configuration.
LocalDB Customers
AstraZeneca, Kienzle Automotive GmbH, Kodak Alaris, Unilever, Floatel International and Kongsberg Maritime, MyHero
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What users are saying about LocalDB pricing:
"The licensing cost is too high for LocalDB."

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Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at EXEC
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Good for the development process, generally stable, and easy to set up
Pros and Cons
  • "The initial setup was simple."
  • "The solution needs to create a management tool. Right now, the solution has tools for creating a local installation, but it's too simplistic. We need something that's a bit more complex so that we can extend the tools with our scripts."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution during the development process. When our developers need to connect to the database during an application's creation, they install LocalDB on their development workstation and use it to connect.

How has it helped my organization?

This tool help us build apps quicker and faster.

What is most valuable?

Database Engine which is compatible with on-premise and cloud release.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to create a management tool. Right now, the solution has tools for creating a local installation, but it's too simplistic. We need something that's a bit more complex so that we can extend the tools with our scripts.

Technical support could be quicker to respond to tickets.

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For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. Occasionally. we play with newer versions when they are available for us. In these cases, sometimes it's not stable. However, when we use the production version of DB, it is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Currently, we have a team of 25 using the solution.

How are customer service and support?

Technical support is good. We don't have any problem with technical support from Microsoft, especially when we're talking about support for Azure services. It's very quick. When we are talking about on-premise solutions, however, sometimes we must wait for a few days for issues to be resolved.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We sometimes use different products, including PostgreSQL , among others, especially during the deployment process.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple.

What about the implementation team?

Our team handled the implementation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Azure SQL

What other advice do I have?

We've used the solution about 100 times across a number of different projects. We're currently using the 2014 and 2017 versions of the solution with an on-premises deployment model. 

We're partners with Microsoft.

I'd recommend the solution for those looking for something to assist with their development process.

I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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SatyaprakashSingh - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Administrator at Skp group
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Top 20
Straightforward setup, reliable, and beneficial connections

What is our primary use case?

We are monitoring the data and records in LocalDB.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of LocalDBis the connection between the application and DB.

What needs improvement?

The internal connection features of LocalDB could improve.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using LocalDB for one or two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

LocalDB is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of LocalDB is good.

How are customer service and support?

We have local support and it is very good.

How was the initial setup?

LocalDB initial setup was simple.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation of the solution and we require one person for maintenance support.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing cost is too high for LocalDB.

What other advice do I have?

I rate LocalDB a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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