Case Study: Moscow City Hospital

Take a look at the new case study published in the FirebirdSQL site. Interesting that they choosed Firebird over Oracle, and cost was not the only factor. Worth reading!

There are other case studies published in the site. Make sure to read them all, and if you have an interesting case to show, contact the moderator to know how to publish it there.

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Which embedded database has maximum SQL compliance, and concurrency support?

One happy firebird user looking for a cool Sql Embeeded Database and is ditching Microsoft Access too

I did trials with Firebird, and it really does seem very good, zero admin, and SQL compliant. It is fast, and I had no problems in any of the typical queries I could try on it. I am very satisfied with it, and hopefully will use it for the project for which I raised this question.Hopefully Advantage Server too will be good, but could not get time to review it. After reviewing/using Firebird do not feel any need to try anything else.

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Who is using Firebird and #Debian Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking

The organisation uses Debian GNU/Linux on half of their servers, i.e. about 10 systems.

It is used for two web servers, for the mail server and on a system for project administration, running a Firebird database. Debian was chosen since it’s the ultimate form of Open Source, and reliable as well. Since Hivos works for creating a better world, fights poverty and uses No Borders for People as its motto, choosing Debian is natural.

 

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Firebird nagios plugin written in #python

At work we use a lot of Firebird databases, and so far our system admins checked the availability of a Firebird Database by simply trying to connect via telnet to the port 3050 and see if they would get a response. With this kind of check you can’t really determine if the database is really up and running,

Therefore they asked me if I could write a plugin for nagios which would do a real check to ensure that the Databases are up and running, here is my result.

I chose to write the plugin in python, due it’s simplicity, and because I already wrote some script using the python-kinterbasdb extension

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