Upscene Productions is proud to announce the next version of the popular logging/auditing suite for InterBase and Firebird:
IB LogManager supports Borland InterBase ( 5.x – 7.x ) and Firebird ( 1.x, 2.0 )
Main changes in this release:
- Firebird 2.0 support
- Totally revamped GUI
- Improved Prepare-Wizard
- Minor enhancements
- Proper support for newly introduced keywords as object names
More information: http://www.upscene.com/news/20060216.htm
The February edition of the brazilian magazine “Pequenas Empresas/Grandes Negócios” (Small companies/Great business) brings an article in the technology section that gives some tips about choosing a database. Firebird is among the listed options.
As open-source databases have grown in popularity among large enterprises and small and midsize businesses alike, many CIOs have taken a closer look at the savings associated with switching to these noncommercial alternatives.
Despite the attractive prices that are drawing more CIOs to open-source applications such as MySQL and PostgreSQL, traditional software Relevant Products/Services from Insight vendors have not exactly thrown in the towel. Some — including Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM — are fighting back by releasing free, scaled-down versions of their fully featured database products in the hopes that customers might one day upgrade.
But the question remains: Does it make good business sense to pay for a commercial database product when well-established, open-source versions pose enticing alternatives? A growing migration away from commercial software suggests that, for many customers, it does not.
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First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.
by Mahatma Gandhi.
http://xrl.us/j2jd (Link to www.computerweekly.com)
Although not FB related, an interesting perspective about funding/managing an OSS project.
“Oracle said on Tuesday that it acquired open-source database company Sleepycat Software for an undisclosed sum. The database giant said Sleepycat’s Berkeley DB database will complement Oracle’s existing line of embedded databases.“
Read more here.
This document outlines how much Firebird conforms to the current SQL standard. Please note that the following information is not a full statement of conformance, but just information for those interested in the subject.
Pabloj (moderator at devshed.com forums) wrote the last steps from
his porting/comparative guide
Part 7 – Part8
“DBMoto performs refresh and real-time data replication for your enterprise server and desktop replication needs. All major database platforms such as IBM DB2 UDB (including iSeries/AS400 and zOS), Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase ASE, SQL Anywhere, MySQL, Informix, Ingres, PostgreSQL, Microsoft Access, Gupta SQLBase, Firebird and Solid are supported.“
More information here.
A new Poll system is currently available in FirebirdNews! From time to time, we will publish interesting polls so you can vote and let us gather information about the actual usage of Firebird.
The poll is at the sidebar. Vote now!