Not taking any chances, however, MySQL is also developing its own transactional storage engine and will extend its transaction support by adding technologies developed by one of the creators of InterBase (which later became core technology for the Open Source Firebird project). Read more here.
From Steve Lasker’s Web Log – “I’m not familiar with the details of Firebird Embedded, so I can’t make a comparison. To capture the essence: SQL/e is a lightweight, in-proc relational database that offers a subset of the data types and TSQL syntax to provide queries over relational stored data with transactional support. The SQL/e data format can be password protected with encryption. SQL/e is based on the proven history of the Microsoft SQL Server Mobile Edition technology.”
Read more here.
“Of note was Firebird’s second place in the database category. This relational database is quietly picking up both in community interest and market share, and could rival PostgreSql and MySql in time.” – Full article here.
The new transaction database was developed by Jim Starkey, who joined MySQL when it acquired his Web application technology company in February
Winners were announced at the Slashdot Lounge at LinuxWorld Expo, Boston, April 5. The winner of the Database category is phpMyAdmin.
[Ed: It seems that there is a typo in the sourceforge winners page. It shows two “2nd runners up” in the Database category. IMHO, it doesn’t seem too “fair” to compare database engines with database frontends.]
Hi all (especially the German speaking folks),
FYI: In the current edition of the well-known German “Entwickler Magazin”, there has been an article about “Firebird Embedded Server” included.
The link to the content of the current edition is:
Feuervogel Das XCOPY-Deployment Paradigma außerhalb der .NET-Welt
A bit weird, but “Feuervogel” is the German translation of “Firebird”
which isn’t my text when sending them the article. 😉
“Das XCOPY-Deployment Paradigma außerhalb der .NET-Welt” can be
translated to something like “The XCOPY deployment paradigm outside the
–Best Regards, Thomas Steinmaurer
The results are in, and the voters have spoken. We’ve just tallied the
results for the 2006 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. The
results are impressive–more than 212,000 of you came to voice your
support for the projects nominated. Winners will be announced at the
Slashdot Lounge in the .ORG Pavilion at LinuxWorld Expo, Boston, on
April 5, and the complete list of winners will be posted on
SourceForge.net on April 6.
Meanwhile, you can view the complete list of nominees and read more
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The Firebird SQL data application block is intended to speed up development, and it should be used in conjunction with data layer classes in much the same way as Microsoft’s data block. The sample included with this article uses the embedded Firebird SQL database (included in sample) to demonstrate the use of the application block without having to bother setting up a database.
Firebird SQL data application block was inspired by the Microsoft Application blocks. The block provides overloaded methods to query a Firebird database which return a dataset, data table, or integer in the case of scalar database calls. An additional overload method takes an existing dataset as a parameter and fills the results of a stored procedure send as parameter as well.
Coleção Info – a Brazilian publication that focus on specific diferent subjects at each edition, just released a new edition focused on Databases. Firebird is in the list of reviewed products and got a final score of 7.4.
The major “faults” of Firebird, in the reviewer pov, is:
- Installer – He says that there is too many things to read during the installation process (Ed: really?)
- Lack of “default” GUI administration tool (users need to get third party tools for this)
- Security – no support for cryptography
- Full support from many programming languages
- Full featured (transactions, procedures, etc.)
- Very good thirdy party tools
However I don’t like MSSql server, first of all it is hard to configure, finding solutions to problems is not an easy task, it has lots of dependencies scattered around the hard disk. Hail mysql and firebird.