Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 13th Nov 2006 03:17 UTC, submitted by samyem
Databases After 2 years in development, the Firebird Project today officially releases the much-anticipated version 2.0 of its open source Firebird relational database software during the opening session of the fourth international Firebird Conference in Prague, Czech Republic.
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Outstanding features
by callix on Mon 13th Nov 2006 13:58 UTC
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I wouldn't turn back. When I evaluated a database engine for a medium size financial website three years ago, I came upon Firebird. I have experience and manage very large traffic sites that use mysql or Oracle, but I wanted open source, and I needed views, stored procedures and triggers (in the day of mysql 4). Firebird provided all that and much much more. As added bonus, Firebird's stored procedure language is quite similar to Oracle, rendering a hypothetical future migration reasonably easy. I am extremely impressed with Firebird's features, performance and stability. I would only take the mysql road for a very high-volume mostly read-only application.

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