VistaDB have one upped Axosoft‘s meme tracking marketing campaign by offering VistaDB free to .NET and Visual Studio bloggers mentioning their campaign on their blog.
I have heard good reports about VistaDB from others but have been unable to try it myself as I have always placed my trust in the MSDE variant of SQL Server for any client side database requirements. This may be the time for me to jump ship to a .NET focussed system!
Their blog-release (well, its not really a press release, is it) for VistaDB v2.1 is reprinted below!
VistaDB 2.1 database for .NET has been released
This 2.1 update includes over 60 improvements, including new support for .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 VistaDB is a small-footprint, embedded SQL database alternative to Jet/Access, MSDE and SQL Server Express 2005 that enables developers to build .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0 applications. Features SQL-92 support, small 500KB embedded footprint, free 2-User VistaDB Server for remote TCP/IP data access, royalty free distribution for both embedded and server, Copy ‘n Go! deployment, managed ADO.NET Provider, data management and data migration tools. Free trial is available for download.
VistaDB Blog Offer