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1- Does MySQL Community Edition (The free Edition) supports the following:

  • More than one CPU?

  • Full-text search?

  • Reporting services?

2- What is the size of the database? For example SQL Server Express allow to store 10 GB.

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More than one CPU?


Full-text search?


Reporting services?

There isn't really a hard and fast equivalent functionality to MSSQL's reporting services - some options are outlined in this Stack Overflow question.

What is the [maximum] size of the database?

Many terabytes - there isn't a license limit like you'd see with SQL Server. An InnoDB table (individual table, not database) has a maximum size of 64 TB.

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Are you sure about the last point? (The size of the database) do you mean the free edition of MySQL? How did you know that? – Joori Aug 10 '11 at 3:10
@Joori It's not the kind of "free" where you get a crippled version for free, and fork out for the full featured one - it's the kind of "free" where the product is open source. Enterprise edition gives you some tools like the enterprise monitor and the cluster manager, but it's not core database functionality. – Shane Madden Aug 10 '11 at 3:21
@Joori, "How did you know that?" - Shane probably took a few moments to read up about it, as you should have done before asking your questions. – John Gardeniers Aug 10 '11 at 5:00

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