Megaterabyte databases are getting downright common. But with more real-time data, complex queries, and increasing numbers of sources, managing them is anything but routine. The amount of data stored by businesses nearly doubles every 12 to 18 months. And the very biggest probably triple every three years.
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I just found an Open Source console application to administer IB/FB databases on linux. The features looks interesting:
- Supports services api and local utils (gbak, gfix e.t.c. for classic architecture).
- Script editor.
- Data editor.
- Grant manager.
- Database Comparer.
- Much more…
For more information and nice screenshots, look here.
e-Week’s Lisa Vaas considers that “Firebird is fully open source and has been around for over 20 years. It has thousands of installations handling databases in the hundreds of gigabytes down to those with hundreds of records. The Firebird approach pioneered ‘zero administration’ database technology” and she makes a New Year’s resolution: “Stop forgetting Firebird.”
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Firebird is being used in MagniObras, from MagniSoft. The software is an integrated solution of management, enclosing all the administrative and operational sources of the sector of construction. You can read more information here (in portuguese) or a google translated version in english.
The lastest number of DB FreeMagazine (#7) brings an article about how to configure Wine on linux to be able to run IBExpert and other Delphi applications. Magazine is free, but is in portuguese. Some work is being done to have a version of the article in english.
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