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"I find the ease of deployment to be the most valuable aspect of this solution.""The solution is very useful for stock management.""It helps us in detecting all kinds of problems in the code, such as bad quality, unclear code, or any violation in the code or best practices.""I can deploy it on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows — it's very easy."

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"The solution is very stable. It was originally built under MySQL. It has a similar level of stability.""This solution is user-friendly.""The most valuable feature of MariaDB is the replication mode.""I would say that for most use cases it works fine.""The performance is very good.""MariaDB can solve things better than MySQL. Maria DB has better performance than MySQL.""From the user's perspective, the performance of the columnar queries is very good in terms of the database when comparing it to the Oracle, and MySQL.""What I like best about MariaDB is that it is open-source and reliable."

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"I don't think the solution is very scalable, because the scalability of the performance when using more than one process is not very good.""It would be interesting if they added functionality with redundancy, reputation, and variability.""It would be good to have more automation and integration with the tools from other vendors.""In the next release, it should support JSON, XML, and replication with third-party tools."

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"The interface should be more user-friendly. It should be able to connect directly to the database and Interact with it without having to use commands. It needs better integration.""In the next release, I would like to see improvements in the scalability and redundancy features.""Maria DB has to improve from a management perspective.""It's not very stable. It needs improvement.""It would be helpful if I could specify multiple drives for the database storage.""I would like to see more compatibility going forward. This would help if there is a need to change databases.""The scaling for database online transactions needs improvement.""Master-master replication is something that needs to be simplified."

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"It is a public domain system as every customer can install it on their system without paying any license fee.""It is okay."

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"The price of this solution represents a very good compromise between the cost and what it offers.""It's an open-source solution.""The licensing cost is approximately $4000.00 per year and the licensing is based on the software and the number of posts that you make.""I used the open-source version, which is available free of charge.""This is an open-source product, which can be used free of charge.""This is an open source solution with no licensing fees."

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Top Answer: I can deploy it on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows — it's very easy.
Top Answer: There aren't a lot of people using this solution — it's not very popular in the marketplace. It's been around for 21 years, but not many people have heard of it. In the next release, it should support… more »
Top Answer: MariaDB is easy to install and is stable and scalable.
Top Answer: This is an open source solution with no licensing fees.
Top Answer: It would be good to have tools for debugging procedures and functions.
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Firebird is an open source SQL relational database management system that runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and a variety of Unix.
MariaDB Server is the fastest growing open source database. With its open-source innovation and enterprise-grade reliability, MariaDB Server is a modern database trusted by everyone from highly regulated industries to cutting-edge web-scale companies. MariaDB Server is available through all leading Linux distributions, and is the default database in openSUSE, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS / Fedora, Arch Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Debian, reaching more than 60 million developers worldwide. As one of the most broadly adopted and widely deployed around the world, MariaDB Server receives contributions from companies like Alibaba, Facebook and Google — benefiting the entire community.
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Elekt Labs, Streamsoft, wobe-systems GmbH, DRB Systems, Moscow City Hospital #31
Google, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai Securities
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Comms Service Provider54%
Computer Software Company11%
Financial Services Firm4%
Manufacturing Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm10%
Educational Organization10%
Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise41%
Find out what your peers are saying about Firebird SQL vs. MariaDB and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Firebird SQL is ranked 4th in Open Source Databases with 4 reviews while MariaDB is ranked 2nd in Open Source Databases with 14 reviews. Firebird SQL is rated 7.6, while MariaDB is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Firebird SQL writes "Free to use but they need to add features such as functionality with redundancy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MariaDB writes "Provides great database for systems monitoring data and performance stability". Firebird SQL is most compared with PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite and Oracle MySQL Cloud Service, whereas MariaDB is most compared with SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle Database, CockroachDB and Oracle Multitenant. See our Firebird SQL vs. MariaDB report.

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