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.
“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!
Upscene Productions is proud to release Database Workbench 2.8.1, a new version of our popular database development tool.
Database Workbench supports:
- Borland InterBase ( 4.x – 7.x )
- Firebird ( 1.x, 2.0 )
- MS SQL Server/MSDE ( v6.5, 7, 2000, 2005, MSDE 1 & 2, SQL Express )
- MySQL 4, 4.1, 5.0
- Oracle Database ( 8i, 9i, 10g )
The Firebird Project has released the second Firebird 2.0 beta. Over the weekend, kits for Win32, Linux x86 (including NPTL builds for Superserver) and Linux x64 are being released for testing. Mirrors are slowly filling up; slower downloads from the pre-release area are also available temporarily but please try the main (mirror) links first.
You can download it here.
Thanks for Jiri Cincura for leting us know about this.
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):
dnfBB is a n-Tier, fast and lightweight .Net-powered discussion board written in C#. With native support for multiple forums within the same database structure. Initially designed to work with Firebird and MySQL, support for other databases is planned.