Start64!VistaDB 3.4 is the world's first fully managed and typesafe embedded SQL database engine built for Microsoft .NET, Compact Framework and Mono. VistaDB provides the perfect desktop alternative to SQL Server 2005. No need to install complex services with your application, XCopy deployment makes shipping VistaDB with your app simple!  And if you later decide you need SQL Server our SQL syntax works with SQL Server.  VistaDB gives you the most choices on how to deploy and develop your application.

Developers can build embedded cross-platform ASP.NET and Win Forms database applications for desktops, mobile devices and web servers using any .NET enabled language.  Full Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 integration means you have the familiar tools you need to be productive quickly. 

VistaDB 3.4

  • 250% Faster than 3.3 at over 600 NUnit tests!
  • Truly embedded ADO.NET 2 SQL database for Dot Net 2, 3, 3.5, Compact Framework and Mono
  • TSQL Procs, UDFs, CLR Procs, and CLR Triggers!
  • Less than 1 MB single assembly deployment
  • Cross-platform Windows, Linux and Mac OS X support through Mono
  • Easy migration from SQL Server TSQL data types and syntax
  • Royalty free distribution - Licensed per developer
  • Xcopy deployable runtime and database system with no trust issues on shared hosting (no GAC install required)


VistaDB 3 is the world's first fully managed and typesafe embedded SQL database engine designed specifically for Microsoft .NET Framework, Compact Framework and Mono. VistaDB 3 lets you build fully managed and typesafe ASP.NET and WinForms database applications using any CLR compliant language, such as C# or VB.NET. Applications developed with VistaDB can run on desktops, mobile devices and web servers. VistaDB is a lightweight alternative to SQL Server for databases that do not need the Enterprise features of SQL Server 2005.

Platforms Supported

  • .NET Framework 3.0/3.5 - for Windows Vista/XP/2000/Server 2003
  • .NET Framework 2.0 - for Windows Vista/XP/2000/Server 2003
  • 64-bit .NET Framework - for Server 2003 64-bit / Vista 64 Bit
  • Compact Framework 2.0 - for Windows Mobile 5/6 (Pocket PC & Smartphone Editions)
  • Mono .NET 2 - for Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD