Firebird SQL Review

Free to use but they need to add features such as functionality with redundancy


What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for the Stonewall organization for the Department of Instruction.

What is most valuable?

The solution is very useful for stock management.

The solution has worked perfectly; I've never run into issues or had to reach out to technical support for troubleshooting.

What needs improvement?

I've never had any issues with the solution, so I can't think of any improvements it would need.

It would be interesting if they added functionality with redundancy, reputation, and variability.

For how long have I used the solution?

I installed the solution three to five years ago.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is a good, stable product. The database is quite simple and I've had no problems with it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I'm not sure if I can speak to the scalability of the solution, as I haven't tried to scale it. We don't plan to increase usage as we only use it for one project.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never had issues with the solution, so I haven't been in touch with technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The solution isn't too difficult to install. We have two environments for tests and production. The solution has a medium level of difficulty because there's only one utilization with Firebird, so it's not too difficult for us.

Deployment takes one day at the most.

What about the implementation team?

I handled the implementation myself.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is freeware, so it doesn't cost anything to use it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I didn't evaluate other options. I found a recommendation for this solution online and decided to implement it.

What other advice do I have?

I use this solution specifically for one database.

It's a good product for little databases.

We only use this solution for one project. Mostly, we're focused on MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.

I'd rate the solution five or six out of ten for the possibilities it has currently. I'd rate it at a nine or a ten if they added more features like availability.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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