It’s well known that Microsoft made a very clear choice regarding the use of a DBMS within embedded products, from smartphones (Windows Phone) to tablets (Surface WinRT) via the devices based on Windows Embedded Compact 2013; this choice has a precise name and it is SQLite !
From WEC7 to WEC2013 : SQL Server Compact removed !
As far as Windows Embedded Compact, the change was made from version 7 to 2013, even removing the "SQL Server Compact" feature within Platform Builder Catalog Items (in the "Core" features related to the SYSGEN_SQLCOMPACT variable) through which it was easy to add support for this DBMS into the operating system image.
Also, in the official MSDN documentation of .Net Compact Framework 3.9 it is described the removal of SQL Server Compact support within the framework itself and the use of SQLite is reported as a possible "workaround".
At this point, we just have to accept the choice made by Microsoft and explore how you can use SQLite in our embedded systems.
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