Ok, for you guys living in USA, Yahoo is testing a new alert service that is able to retrieve news from RSS feeds and send them direct to your cell phone using SMS. As you probably now, we have RSS in this site (check the sidebar) and so you can use Yahoo Alert service to monitor firebirdnews.org and send you SMS message when something new is posted! Very cool! You can register in Yahoo Mobile using this link.
An article on ComputerWeekly brings more details about the Homeland Security investment of US$ 1.24 million to build a “bug scanner” software to hunt for bugs on Open Source software, including Firebird database.
Business Objects, Cognos, Information Builders Inc., and SAS Institute are setting the standards in BI, according to Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms, 1Q06." The report cites SAS as having the most comprehensive BI platform in the industry. SAS, of course, is a Firebird user.
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I saw firebird in the list of targets
“Through its Science and Technology Directorate, the department has
given $1.24 million in funding to Stanford University, Coverity and
Symantec to hunt for security bugs in open-source software and to
improve Coverity’s commercial tool for source code analysis,
representatives for the three grant recipients told CNET News.com.”
Megaterabyte databases are getting downright common. But with more real-time data, complex queries, and increasing numbers of sources, managing them is anything but routine. The amount of data stored by businesses nearly doubles every 12 to 18 months. And the very biggest probably triple every three years.
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e-Week’s Lisa Vaas considers that “Firebird is fully open source and has been around for over 20 years. It has thousands of installations handling databases in the hundreds of gigabytes down to those with hundreds of records. The Firebird approach pioneered ‘zero administration’ database technology” and she makes a New Year’s resolution: “Stop forgetting Firebird.”
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If you have a site and want to help spread out Firebird, you can download and freely use the Firebird banner below at www.firebase.com.br/fb/banners/firebird_banner.gif.
Firebird is being used in MagniObras, from MagniSoft. The software is an integrated solution of management, enclosing all the administrative and operational sources of the sector of construction. You can read more information here (in portuguese) or a google translated version in english.
The lastest number of DB FreeMagazine (#7) brings an article about how to configure Wine on linux to be able to run IBExpert and other Delphi applications. Magazine is free, but is in portuguese. Some work is being done to have a version of the article in english.
Hi! This site will provide the Firebird community with news and information about Firebird all over the world!
Some of you who already had the chance to drink a beer with me, probably heard my claims about the lack of an oficial HQ for Firebird related news. Until now, people must dig in several sites to get up to date with the “Firebird World”. Well, I created this site to fill this gap, and I hope to count with the community help to keep the site very dynamic and updated!
Check the “About this site” section on the sidebar and see how you can help to make this site the first stop for Firebird related and updated news!
Carlos H. Cantu