Firebird is #1 with Delphi

Wings of Wind blog talks about Firebird support requests for Delphi, with interesting numbers:

The main complaint of some folks was about (lack of) support for their favorite database engine. As perhaps, you know, in this release there is no official SQLite and PostgreSQL support. Well, giving in account that we have already a new DBX driver in this version (Firebird) and the number of votes for PostgresSQL and SQLite compared with the ones for the Firebird DBX driver (which was #1 in QC with more than 1000 votes on all reports – duplicates, variants etc.) is a quite expected result.


Firebird + MS SQL + mySQL accounts more than 50% from your preferences with Firebird as clear leader. (MS SQL + mySQL = Firebird percentage). Closely follows Oracle and Access (!). Now, with the acquisition of SUN the things (perhaps) will change.


Also we see a bunch of Firebird/Interbase solutions which are high in ranking: FIBPlus, and a little bit lower IBX and IBObjects almost in par.

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Embarcadero Extends Upcoming Delphi 2010 Release with Firebird SQL

The latest sneak preview showcases expanded database connectivity for more than a dozen platforms including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, MySQL, InterBase, IBM DB2, and more, plus new support for the popular Firebird SQL database (…) “The 2010 releases will add highly requested support for Firebird SQL, the popular open source database which is based on Embarcadero’s InterBase database platform.”

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Sneak Peek: Embarcadero Extends Upcoming Delphi 2010 Release with Support for Firebird SQL

MySQL, InterBase, IBM DB2, and more, plus new support for the popular Firebird SQL database.

Firebird is a community-supported open source database based on Embarcadero’s InterBase platform. RAD Studio’s DataSnap multi-tier data access framework has also been enhanced to support an array of industry-standard data communication protocols such as JSON, SOAP, XML and REST enabling interoperability with virtually any data source.

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The last big chance for Firebird?

Marco Cantu talks about Firebird SFCCA award, and says:

The Firebird open source database server wins a SourceForge Community Choice Award (in the “Best Project for Enterprise” category). This is certainly a very good sign of its popularity. At the time MySQL future is far from clear, due to multiple project spin-off following Oracle acquisition of Sun (and MySQL), Firebird has a chance to stand out. Maybe its last big chance, I’m not sure.

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David I post about SFCCA and Firebird

The open source, SourceForge community, has voted for the 4th annual community choice awards. The best open source project for enterprise was Firebird SQL. Some application developers and database professionals know that the genesis of Firebird is Embarcadero InterBase. In fact, if you look at the source code, you’ll see copyright notices that are also in Embarcadero TechnologiesInterBase SMP SQL database. 185,000 votes were cast by community members.

Stay tuned to the Embarcadero Developer Network for news about our support for Firebird in future versions of all of our products. We look forward to a great future working closely with the Firebird community.

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