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Just Yesterday, On Twitter...

Good question Joel. What's going on here?

Not sure if he's talking about Trello or Stack Exchange (I think it's the latter), but what I do know is that using SQL Server can get quite expensive. You probably spend more time trying to figure out if you're in compliance.

Personally I think you're insane for ever choosing SQL Server outside the enterprise when there are so many better, open alternatives like Postgres, Cassandra, Riak and RavenDB.That's just me, and I have strong opinions.

But hey: they have BizSpark:

Basically, it’s a gamble that some startups will transform into successful businesses in a few years, businesses that don’t care when they have to spend less than 1% of their income on software licensing fees.

I think someone cares.