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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great for embedded
by MochaJ on Mon 13th Nov 2006 15:29 UTC
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When I was evaluating database engines last year, I came across Firebird. For the project I was working on, it won out because it was an embeddable database engine that had small footprint and full feature set. Another advantage is that it is scalable, so that the data files for the embedded version also will work for the full version.

We have had no problems with performance or stability.

As callix mentioned, it has a powerful stored procedure language, although in 1.5 there are some quirks that require workarounds. These issues seem to have been mostly addressed in the new 2.0. I'm looking forward to upgrading my project to the new version 2.0.

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