Monday, July 30, 2012

Firebird, free and open source database - ex-Borland

By Vasudev Ram

Firebird is a free and open source relational database based on source code from Borland.

About Firebird

I had first come across Firebird some years earlier. It was good back then: easy to install, easy to use, and fast.

Came across it on the Net again recently.

It can be a good alternative to other free databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL, for smaller applications, particularly where low administration overhead is needed. Also, it is cross-platform to some extent - works on Windows and Linux.

- Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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