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):
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At the beginning of January I posted a Request for Ideas: Firebird in .NET Tutorial. First of all, thanks to all who contributed their ideas.
I’m currently working hard on the tutorial. The original idea was to write just a quick introduction but it seems there is a lot to tell… The weakest point of Firebird seems to be the lack of freely available documentation – so I decided to invest a little bit more time in the tutorial.
Sequoia is a transparent middleware solution for clustering, load balancing and failover services for any database. The database is distributed and replicated among several nodes and Sequonia balances the queries among nodes. It is also known to handle node failures and support for checkpointing and hot recovery. It was formerly known as the clustered JDBC project and provides high availability and performance scalability for databases.
More about it on jax magazine
In my last blog entry reguarding the rumored SunDB I immediately discounted the Firebird Database as a contender. In the comments posted to that entry it was suggested that Firebird shouldn’t be so quickly discarded and may even be a “diamond in the rough”. Well, if I’m wrong I’m willing to explore it and admit that I’m wrong if thats the case, afterall, what if Firebird really that great? I certainly don’t want to miss out on a good thing. So thanks to Gentoo I quickly emerged Firebird 1.5.2 and started playing.
The Lazarus team is glad to announce the 0.9.12 release. This release is based on fpc 2.0.2 and the binary packages now contain many standard packages:
This release can be downloaded from the sourceforge download page:
Detailed list of changes
Lazarus supports Firebird with SQLdb package that comes with the IDE
or third party components. I wrote about that in my blog
That is why I didn’t mentioned on firebirdnews again
EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today announced that Brunel GmbH has centralized and automated the recovery management of its core sales database across 30 branch offices. By deploying EMC’s information protection and recovery management software, the Germany-based IT and engineering firm has dramatically faster backup and recovery processes, better information availability and achieved significant cost savings.
As one component of its information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy, Brunel now uses EMC AutoStart(TM) to provide continuous data availability for a two-node cluster of Windows servers. Citrix file services, such as printing and profiles, reside on one node and Brunel’s Firebird sales database runs on the other.
Read more here.
Mailtraq, a budget friendly alternative to Microsoft Exchange uses Firebird as internal database:
The slim 6 MB installer expands to nearly 20 MB when installed. Messages are stored in either the included Firebird RDBMS or plain text files.
More info can be found here.
Benchmarks with Firebird 1.5.2 and the rest of the pack , Draw your own conclusions
Spoted on Tim Anderson’s Tech writing blog