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Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms.

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Firebird review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Buena alternativa en servidores locales para gesti贸n de datos."

What do you like best?

Lo que m谩s me gusta de FireBird es su facilidad para agilizar el tiempo de respuestas de una consulta,

muy necesario a la hora de crear nuevas bases de datos y gesti贸n de elementos y de consultar elementos. Es muy segura y muy sencilla de instalar, solo hace falta un ejecutable. Tambi茅n destacar

que no consume muhos recursos lo que hace perfecto su uso en servidores remotos con capacidades limitadas. Es un gestor de bases de datos muy fiable y robusto que lo hace id贸neo para gestionar grandes cantidades de datos remotamente.

What do you dislike?

Lo malo de Firebird es que es algo complejo de utilizar, a la hora de modificar cosas en el gestor o una base de datos

hace falta un poco de experiencia por que si no es muy f谩cil perderse.El tema de la seguridad tambi茅n es importante y con este gestor

falla un poco en ese tema,por lo que no es recomendable instalarlo en servidores remotos a los que pueda acceder un gran n煤mero de

personas ya que la integridad de los datos podr铆a verse comprometida.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Este gestor de bases de datos ofrece un gran rendimiento, por lo que si lo que quieres es tener un buen rendimiento por un precio reducido sacrificando un poco de seguridad, FIrebird puede ser tu opci贸n.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gesti贸n de datos de clientes internacionales y nacionales, problemas de Big Data y gesti贸n de

almacenamiento a nivel local. Tratamiento de datos entre servidores virtuales o f铆sicos remotamente con lenguaje de programaci贸n Sql.

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Firebird review by Gregory K.
Gregory K.
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"Great free option for database management"

What do you like best?

Cost. Firebird is very cost effective for the job it does. There are also new versions and feature enhancements coming out as needed. Firebird also has a small footprint. It's efficient with resource useage

What do you dislike?

There is documentation available online but it is not the greatest. Its a little limited

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Database management for projects

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Firebird review by Tomas D.
Tomas D.
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"Use of Firebird lower your TCO"

What do you like best?

Integration of this database to other applications are easy to do, and has several good application use cases today.

Especially in the transportation area

What do you dislike?

There is no way to perform recovery using transaction log backups

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lightweight database that has potentials for customers who has a need of relation database.

We use this for transportation application keeping track of goods.

Firebird review by Eric M.
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"Portable, open source database implementation"

What do you like best?

The fact that the entire database is portable as a single file made migrating content from one system to another easy and fool-proof.

What do you dislike?

The lower marketshare of this database system (compared to other open source implementations) makes finding tutorials, support, and other implementations difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Document all of your project requirements and be sure the wins you get from Firebird are worth the tradeoffs you must accept for using a less-popular system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were looking for an easy-to-distribute database system without restrictive licensing terms. Firebird allowed us to easily deploy copies of a database across multiple systems and fulfill our project requirements.

Firebird review by John O.
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"Easy to develop and deploy"

What do you like best?

I used the Firebird Database platform for desktop based applications. I primarily coded using Delphi, where it had hooks into Interbase (a different flavor of Firebird). It was really easy to deploy applications without the use of the Borland Database Engine (BDE). I'm sure it's advanced since then so other IDEs can interface with the platform via API. Performance was fast and coding using Stored Procedures was similar to other database platforms.

What do you dislike?

Multi-User capability I think was a weakness. Although it supports this feature, it tended not to work very well in my opinion.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Considering that there are other free databases out there, I would actually recommend looking at the alternatives and see if that fits within your development requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of use with development and deployment in a small business environment.

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