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 ggeldenhuys on Mon 13th Nov 2006 07:00 UTC in reply to "Whats special?"
ggeldenhuys
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2006-11-13

It is a real pity that Firebird doesn't get the attention it deserves compared to other open-source RDMS. It's like an undiscovered gem! For me Firebird beats the pants off MySQL and PostgreSQL. It has more features, is rock solid and stable, is really fast, has an extremely small install footprint, is easy to manage and easy to deploy. I use it for all my commercial and open-source work.

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RE[2]: Whats special?
by grfgguvf on Mon 13th Nov 2006 07:08 in reply to "RE: Whats special?"
grfgguvf Member since:
2006-09-25

It's always like that. The mediocre products get all the hype, and you have to hunt to find the gems.

Actually the same is true even for music bands for example.

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RE[3]: Whats special?
by sbenitezb on Mon 13th Nov 2006 13:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Whats special?"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

It's always like that. The mediocre products get all the hype, and you have to hunt to find the gems

I wouldn't say Postgres is a mediocre product. I couldn't even say the same for MySQL or sqlite, as they all have their usage scenarios. Continue writing about Firebird and more people will get to know it and use it if they think is better for their projects.

Mediocre is your attitude.

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