Brazilian ActiveDelphi magazine (edition #24) has a cover article about acessing Firebird with Delphi 2006 using the Firebird .Net Provider.
Here’s another research paper I wrote on specific business influences on all of our favorite open source database companies, Business Factors in Open Source Database Companies
Brazilian’s version of Helen Borrie’s book was released today by LCM publisher, the same publisher of “Firebird Essencial“. In some weeks, LCM will release the “IB Expert” book in portuguese and a new book about Firebird Security Tips (by Luiz Paulo de O. Santos).
Helen’s book title was changed to “Dominando Firebird”, something like “Mastering Firebird”.
The February edition of the brazilian magazine “Pequenas Empresas/Grandes Negócios” (Small companies/Great business) brings an article in the technology section that gives some tips about choosing a database. Firebird is among the listed options.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.
by Mahatma Gandhi.
http://xrl.us/j2jd (Link to www.computerweekly.com)
Firebird and FireBase (Brazilian Firebird dedicated portal) is mentioned in the Database section of the 2006 edition of “Anuário InfoCorporate“. Some months ago, a journalist from InfoCorporate called me by phone and made a small interview about Open Source databases and Firebird to be used in the publication.
The publication is a major source of indexed information to make the work of finding the best services/consulting providers of a specific area easier.
An excerpt of the article be be viewed below (portuguese only):
“Semanário Económico” – the best Economic Newsweek in Portugal – gives a special mention to Akropole, a software dedicated to Schools. Akropole runs on Firebird, and it’s clearly mentioned. A full copy of the article (portuguese only) is available here.
PS: On the same article (if you know portuguese and dig it a little), you will notice that the Most Productive ( profits / number of employees) company in Portugal in 2004 works with an ERP system… powered by Firebird! 🙂
Evans Data is selling a study based on +400 software developers about the power and efficiency of databases and their tools. The databases ranked on this study are:
- IBM DB2
- Oracle 10g
- Oracle 9i
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Borland Interbase
- Postgres SQL
Check more info here.
I’m curious to see how Firebird was ranked. If anyone has this study, please drop me a note.
This ZDNet article comments about the new rules in the Database game, where Open Source databases are forcing the comercial ones to review and change the way they do business.
Altought the article gives main focus to MySQL and PostgreSQL in the Open Source area, Firebird also got a mention:
“Other open-source databases available include Sleepycat, Firebird and Derby.”