IBM is today expected to release a near-ready version of its latest database server, code-named Viper, a product designed to snatch market share from rival Oracle and fend off open source challengers. Bob Picciano said "Viper is really aimed at taking [Oracle] out of the market," noting that about 40 per cent of the world's data is in an XML format. He added that DB2 Express-C is helping IBM to maintain customers using open source databases.
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Here is the Antonio Galicia’s Blog post and there is the google’s translation
Winners were announced at the Slashdot Lounge at LinuxWorld Expo, Boston, April 5. The winner of the Database category is phpMyAdmin.
[Ed: It seems that there is a typo in the sourceforge winners page. It shows two “2nd runners up” in the Database category. IMHO, it doesn’t seem too “fair” to compare database engines with database frontends.]
Hi all (especially the German speaking folks),
FYI: In the current edition of the well-known German “Entwickler Magazin”, there has been an article about “Firebird Embedded Server” included.
The link to the content of the current edition is:
Feuervogel Das XCOPY-Deployment Paradigma außerhalb der .NET-Welt
A bit weird, but “Feuervogel” is the German translation of “Firebird”
which isn’t my text when sending them the article. 😉
“Das XCOPY-Deployment Paradigma außerhalb der .NET-Welt” can be
translated to something like “The XCOPY deployment paradigm outside the
–Best Regards, Thomas Steinmaurer
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Gracco – a new software developed by Zats & Loib – offers a complete and integrated solution for management business-oriented pertaining to legal profession for the Brazilian market. A free version of the tool can be download here. Gracco uses Firebird SuperServer as database.
Seems like it may be related to the FB Japanese user group. Sometimes, a few people from it post in the lists.
Here is the English version of that page and they had 2 presentations at Open source conference 2006 Tokyo : one is “Why to choose Firebird” the other is “How to build/debug Firebird”. [Ed:thanks for the link Cludio V.]
Major plans for 2.0 – Firebird support will be added
We are praparing WebTech 200 in Sofia. If you are interested in
attendding and /or presenting Firebird will be honor for us.
You can find more info here:
[Ed:seems to be at least one presentation with firebird ]
Milan Babuskov one of original creators of fbManager which became Flamerobin, just made it publicly known that he now works for MySQL AB.
My project, Flamerobin and Firebird Foundation , have been acquired by MySQL, AB. As part of the agreement, I will be working full time for MySQL. I expect to lurk on the flamerobin-devel list from time to time and may contribute the occasional wolf-o-gram, but I will not be taking an active part in Flamerobin development. Although Mariuz will work for MySQL, part time, translating from wolf to English,He will continue to be active in the Firebird/Flamerobin projects.
Ann Harrison gave the idea to buy all the firebird developers with this post
MySQL acquired IbPhoenix too and Paul Beach will work as MySql marketer.
I do know MySQL’s VP of Marketing…. not surprising
really since we were both at Borland together. And since Zack
joined MySQL a number of other Borland types have appeared…
Steve Curry for PR etc
..:: FlameRobin ::..:: Firebird ::..:: mysql ::..:: oracle ::..
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