The article gives general overviews of many free and open source databases. Firebird is among the listed SGBDs.
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Open-source databases are gaining IT mindshare at a rapid pace. As an example, BusinessWeek‘s February 6, 2006 “Taking On the Database Giants” article asks “Can open-source upstarts compete with Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft?” and then provides the answer: “It’s an uphill battle, but customers are starting to look at the alternatives.”
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Last session of the MySQL UC is Jim Starkey giving an introduction to the new Falcon storage engine. Jim is an icon in the database field, was the creator of MVCC and the BLOB data type. There’s a can of Falcon beer for anyone who asks a good question.
Read the Falcon intro
[Ed :When i read the word Falcon i always associate it with Millennium Falcon, Yes Jim is fighting a good cause against evil empire ;)]
[ED:Don’t know what was the solution to his problems , at least he is using firebird embedded;)]
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The good news is that the recently announced falcon storage engine should have a FULLTEXT engine that rocks. After explaining the situation a bit more, we decided that in the mean time a 64-bit MySQL with a ton of RAM is probably the only viable solution.
I finally bumped into Jim this morning at the MySQL UC and had a chance to talk with him. The initial conversation was about the meetup, which he gracefully agreed to come to sometime this summer (July/August). Beyond that was a great conversation about where MySQL is now, where Falcon fits in, and some of Jim’s ideas about a variety of things including DBAs, stored procedures, data types, and the SQL standard. He’s got some refreshing views on database technology and is an enjoyable person to talk with. This interview from 2003 captures a bit of Jim’s approach to database problems.
I echo what I’ve heard other folks say, it’s good to have Jim working with MySQL.
So look for Jim Starkey coming to Boston this summer. I’ll see what I can do about getting a better video setup going.
[ED: Blog author Mike Kruckenberg]
IT-Director.com – A phenomenon of Open Source has been that a single product normally emerges in any given category. Firefox (browser), Linux (OS), Apache (Web Server) and JBoss (middleware stack) are all examples. The only market where more than one product seems to have emerged is database—which is dominated by MySQL, but also served by FireBird, SleepyCat, Ingres and others. – Read more here.
ZDNet – MySQL is not alone in that thinking. Other established open-source databases include PostgreSQL and Firebird. – Read more here.