Those looking for a free, mature and intelligent database will find out Firebird as a great option. Currently, it is considered one of the best options on the market and is maintained by a group of developers through the Firebird Foundation.
The Firebird database is derived from Borland InterBase 6.0 source code, which is open, and therefore can be edited by any programmer. The technology used for it has more than 20 years and this ends up being very positive regarding its use: use of items related to security and stability easily end up being filled through this time of “maturity”. Currently the Firebird has four variations, as follows:
Each of these versions has a number of special features, each facing a different situation. Therefore, before using Firebird, it is important to raise all the requirements that the application will have to be chosen as the best version. This decision needs to be well analyzed since each application has a different hardware requirement level, emphasizing that the Embedded version is the one that most demands processing on behalf of all its resources.
The Firebird’s advantages are due to resources and mainly because all are available for free. See below some of the Firebird features:
- Stored Procedures & Triggers
- ACID compliant transactions
- Referential Integrity
- Multi Generational Architecture
- Native language for Stored Procedures e Triggers (PSQL)
- Support for External Functions (UDFs)
- SGBD embedded version – great to create CDROM catalogs, applications “demo” or standalone
- Careful writes – fast recovery, no need for transaction logs!
- Several ways for database access: native/API, dbExpress, ODBC, OLEDB, .Net provider, JDBC native typo 4, Python module, PHP, Perl, etc.
- Native support for all major operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, MacOS.
- Incremental backups
- 64bits Builds available
- PSQL cursors total control
- Monitoring Tables
- Connection & transaction triggers
- Temporary tables
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