Firebird Mythbusters<br />www.MindTheBird.com<br />
www.MindTheBird.com<br />Firebird Myths<br />
Is 1Terabyte (1000+ Gb) small? See report http://www.ib-aid.com/articles/item104<br />Several companies run real-world 450...
495 570 Windows installations for last 12 months (logged using optional web-link notification, embedded in Windows-install...
Choice of 4 architectures: embedded (dll), SuperServer,  Classic, SuperClassic<br />Classic is designed for heavy load – i...
Firebird development is supported by Firebird Foundation and companies around it<br />Development runs since 2000: 5 main ...
Myth 5. Only for Delphi/C++ Builder?<br />Firebird.NET<br />JayBird (Java)<br />UIB, FIBPlus*, IBObjects* (Delphi/C++ Buil...
Firebird Launch: next steps<br />Visit Firebird 2.5 Launch site www.MindTheBird.com<br />Download Firebird presentations a...
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Firebird Mythbusters

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This presentations crushes the most prevalent myths regarding Firebird. Firebird® is the universal open source database used by approximately 1 million of software developers worldwide to implement wide range of database applications: from embedded systems to terabyte-size enterprise solutions. Firebird supports ACID, triggers, stored procedures, UDF and events; it runs on 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows, Linux, MacOS X, HP-UX, FreeBSD, etc.

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Firebird Mythbusters

  1. 1. Firebird Mythbusters<br />www.MindTheBird.com<br />
  2. 2. www.MindTheBird.com<br />Firebird Myths<br />
  3. 3. Is 1Terabyte (1000+ Gb) small? See report http://www.ib-aid.com/articles/item104<br />Several companies run real-world 450+ Gb databases, 100+Gb databases are common<br />Modest hardware requirements are not equal to modest performance<br />www.MindTheBird.com<br />Myth 1: Only for small (desktop) databases<br />
  4. 4. 495 570 Windows installations for last 12 months (logged using optional web-link notification, embedded in Windows-installer). Linux and embedded installations are not counted<br />7000 visitors/per day and 1.8M annual unique visitors at www.firebirdsql.org<br />6,583,438 downloads since 2000 from sourceforge.net only<br />Included into the repositories of all main Linux distributives (Mandriva, Fedora, Debian, OpenSuse, etc)<br />+10% YoY usage growth every year<br />www.MindTheBird.com<br />Myth 2: Not widely used<br />
  5. 5. Choice of 4 architectures: embedded (dll), SuperServer, Classic, SuperClassic<br />Classic is designed for heavy load – instance per connection, hundreds of users, terabytes of data<br />SuperServer is for ~<100 users and modest hardware (it is full-blown SQL database for Atom-based energy-efficient servers and netbooks apps)<br />SuperClassic combines advantages of both architectures – memory-efficient solution with multi-core/CPU support, supports >1000 connections<br />www.MindTheBird.com<br />Myth 3: Lack of multi-core/multi-CPU support<br />
  6. 6. Firebird development is supported by Firebird Foundation and companies around it<br />Development runs since 2000: 5 main releases (1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.1, 2.5) and steady roadmap is in place (3.0 is in alpha stage)<br />12 active developers cover the core and main drivers development<br />Huge and very loyal community<br />www.MindTheBird.com<br />Myth 4: No commitments?<br />
  7. 7. Myth 5. Only for Delphi/C++ Builder?<br />Firebird.NET<br />JayBird (Java)<br />UIB, FIBPlus*, IBObjects* (Delphi/C++ Builder)<br />FreePascal & Lazarus<br />PHP for Firebird <br />FireRuby<br />and more!<br />Delphi/C++Builder<br />*commercial software<br />www.MindTheBird.com<br />
  8. 8. Firebird Launch: next steps<br />Visit Firebird 2.5 Launch site www.MindTheBird.com<br />Download Firebird presentations and banners<br />Join MindTheBird! and help Firebird 2.5 to start<br />http://twitter.com/mindthefirebird<br />http://groups.google.ru/group/mindthebird<br />LinkedIn MindTheBird<br />Put banners and presentations on your site/blog<br />Feel free to use any part of this presentation as a template for your own Firebird-related presentations.<br />www.MindTheBird.com<br />

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