Compiere will try to port its ERP suite to Derby. Currently database choice is limited to Oracle and Fyracle (Oracle-mode Firebird). Earlier attempts to port to Postgres and Sybase were effectively abandoned. It will be interesting to see if Derby joins the list of working ports towards the end of this year.
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Fabio reports an article from John Cardinal, where he describes why they choosed Firebird over MS SQL Server:
“Hunting around, we discovered Firebird which I wish we had found in the first place.”
In the AyaNova site you can find a page named “Which Database should I use?“, that lists some Pros and Cons of FB x SQLServer.
Centric CRM – a web based open source CRM system – is being updated to support Firebird database, as you can see here. Thanks to Carlos Augusto for contributing with this news.