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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RE: Whats special?
by aesiamun on Mon 13th Nov 2006 04:00 UTC in reply to "Whats special?"
aesiamun
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2005-06-29

http://www.firebirdnews.org/docs/fb2min.html

basically it's a fully featured sql server that can be embedded. Various commercial software packages use variants of firebird or it's commercial cousin from Borland. Veritas is the big one that I know of.

Read the link...that's basically why you should use it over mysql...but then again mysql isn't a competitor when it comes to true sql database engines.

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RE[2]: Whats special?
by ggeldenhuys on Mon 13th Nov 2006 07:03 in reply to "RE: Whats special?"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

The US defense force also use Interbase (parent of Firebird).

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RE[3]: Whats special?
by mauriciolongo on Mon 13th Nov 2006 10:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Whats special?"
mauriciolongo Member since:
2006-02-19

Well, I know that they're now using Firebird in some places/systems, instead of InterBase.

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