Firebird SQL

True Universal Open Source Database

Firebird is a truly performant database management system. It scales impressively from a single-user model to enterprise-wide deployments with multiple databases running with hundreds of simultaneous clients.

Who Is Using Firebird SQL

CASE STUDIES & TESTIMONIALS

Firebird is used and relied on by many user of different fields of business from all over the world because it delivers what it claims

OVERSEA USERS

It is known, from reputable enterprise survey, that Firebird is running on hundreds of thousands of productions sites around the world.

PUBLIC LISTED & PROMINENT USERS

It is also very well known that Firebird is the database engine that drives SQL Account and SQL Payroll software. There are now over 150,000 companies using SQL Account and SQL Payroll.


Go Behind The Facts and Figures

While it is interesting to look at data such as the ranking of database engines, we definitely won't referred to it as fact. This is because looking at ranking alone says very little about the features, performance, security and potential of a database engines like Firebird.

FIREBIRD

VERSUS

MICROSOFT SQL SERVER

Here are some amazing facts that you may not know about Firebird

BIGGER IS BETTER

Firebird (FB) max DB size is unlimited, max table is 32TB. Where else Microsoft SQL Server Compact Embedded Database (better know as SQL Server Express) max DB size is 10GB (4GB is v2008). [1]

HIDDEN COST IS NEVER GOOD

SQL Server Express is free, but beyond Express is $3717 USD starting price. [2] Further increasing the cost is SQL Server requires Windows server starting $882 USD [3] + every 5 users need Client Access License $219 USD. [4]

FREEDOM IS GOOD. END OF SUPPORT IS BAD.

Firebird open source freedom is guarantee. [5] SQL Server Express can be continue, discontinue, file size reduced or feature restricted depends on Microsoft interest. Microsoft has discontinue or end support on many products. Example 1, Windows Server 2012 foundation (refer to page 1) Example 2, Windows XP (7). [6]

Learn more about the features and releases that deliver breakthrough performance, advanced security and analytics.


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