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October 24, 2017
Score 8 out of 10
FirebirdSQL is a nearly zero maintenance, low footprint relational database system suited for all kinds of PC applications, since even an embedded version exists. It supports SQL and database sizes > 1 TB are no problem. It is fully Unicode compatible, drivers for various development environments are available either from the vendors of these environments or from 3rd parties and there exists a healthy open source community around it.
- In a test back when I started to use it it beat MySQL Hands down on some easy speed test.
- While the included backup functionality of MySQL failed back then (don't remember the details) the one from Firebird did work out of the box and Delphi meanwhile even has easy to use components to use this from a program written in it.
- It stores the user accounts in a central database and not in the database the self written application uses.
- Theres no embedded version for Android as far as I know.
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It is well enough suited for embedding it into an application and the embedded Version can as far as I know nowadays even support multiple simultaneous users. It will also perform well on a standalone server with higher data volumes, if the SQL is properly written. Quite a few 3rd Party Management Tools with SQL query capability, DB design features etc. do exist so it is not only suited for command line purists!