If you are a Windows user concerned about the new licensing and pricing of SQL
Server 2012, we encourage you to try the MySQL TCO Calculator!
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TCO by up to 96% with MySQL Enterprise Edition vs SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
While MySQL is famously known as
the "M" of the popular LAMP stack, Microsoft Windows consistently
ranks as the #1 development platform for MySQL users in our surveys. Indeed,
MySQL on Windows enables you to:
For more information about developing, deploying
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* Estimated savings for 3 year database TCO
with MySQL Enterprise Edition vs. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition,
with the following hardware configuration: 4
Intel x86_64 Servers, with 4 CPUs per Server and
8 Cores per CPU.