Crystal Report is a business intelligence application used to design and generate reports from a wide range of data sources.It is a robust production reporting tool turns almost any data source into interactive, actionable information that can be accessed offline or online, from applications, portals and mobile devices.
There are more than 200,000 Crystal Reports generated.
SSRS(SQL Server Reporting Services) is a business intelligence applications that take data from data sources of varied formats and generate reports providing decision support information.
There are more than 50,000 SSRS generated.
The Visual Studio Report Designer provides a user-friendly interface for creating robust reports that include data from multiple types of data sources.
In Visual Studio, reports are saved as client report definition (.rdlc) files. These files are based on the same schema as report definition (.rdl) files published on SQL Server Reporting Services report servers, but they are stored and processed differently than .rdl files. At run time, the .rdlc files are processed locally, and the .rdl files are processed remotely.
RDLC is Report Definition Language Client-side. It is the extension of report file. It is used to create reports using Microsoft reporting technology. These files are created by the Visual Studio 2005 version of Report Designer. RDLC reports can be executed directly by the ReportViewer control in client side.