Firebird Foundation

Firebird

4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

FirebirdSQL is a robust database engine for Independent Software Vendors (ISV) and small and medium businesses, to implement CRM, ERP, POS and accounting software solutions (desktop and web-based).


Average Ratings

2 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    free
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online

Vendor Details

  • Firebird Foundation
  • www.firebirdsql.org
  • Founded 2002
  • Australia

About Firebird

Free open source relational database (no double licensing) for Windows/Linux/MacOS/Android, with drivers for JDBC, .NET, Node.JS, Delphi, PHP, Python, etc. Highly scalable (from embedded to 1000+ connections), compact (Windows installer is 7Mb), in repositories of major Linux distros. Easy installation: runs out-of-the-box; easy maintenance: incremental and full online backups, self-maintenance; enterprise features: database and wire encryption, trace/audit, autonomous transactions, monitoring.


Firebird Features

  • Backup
  • Creation / Development
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Search
  • Database Conversion
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational Interface
  • Virtualization

Firebird Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Es un RDBMS muy poderoso, que me dio muy buenos resultados para desarrollar proyectos, y es gratuito

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like is that it is multiplatform, capable of handling small and large databases. Being open source does not require licensing, and has full support for Stored Procedures and Triggers. Supports Transactions 100% ACID, Referential Integrity, in addition Complete internal language for stored procedures and triggers (PSQL), Support for External Functions (UDFs). Virtually no configuration required. Multi-generational architecture and low resource consumption. It has many ways to access the database: native / API, dbExpress drivers, ODBC, OLEDB, .Net provider, native JDBC driver type 4, Python module, PHP, Perl, among others.
Native support for all major operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, MacOS. By oter part allows incremental security copies
Availability of binaries in 64bit architecture
Complete implementation of cursors in PSQL and Monitoring Tables
Triggers at Connection and Transaction level, and use of Temporary Tables. It has an official page and communities where documentation can be obtained

Cons: what I like the least is that it was left as a bit abandoned, so it started to get complicated to get updates and documentation, although it was already challenged and are the last versions already in circulation

Overall: It was of great benefit to me in the use of the database material, it was very useful to develop the projects implemented in the field

Solid, reliable, fast and has met our needs for the past decade.

Sep 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Database speed is great. It has the ability to handle multiple concurrent connections. Works well with .NET framework. Has fantastic libraries and great UDF support. Have worked on it for over a decade, and it is well supported.

Cons: Security is a bit lacking when compared to other database management systems. Roles can be better. A single file storage system could be seen as a pro or a con, depending on your business needs.

Overall: Free, fast, reliable and accurate database system.