Compare Firebird SQL vs. MySQL

Firebird SQL is ranked 4th in Open Source Databases with 1 review while MySQL is ranked 1st in Open Source Databases with 14 reviews. Firebird SQL is rated 8.0, while MySQL is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Firebird SQL writes "Perfect for small companies and is easy to deploy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MySQL writes "Offers a simple DBMS solution with a very low hardware footprint. Only one of the engines supports ACID transaction control". Firebird SQL is most compared with PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQLite, whereas MySQL is most compared with CockroachDB, Firebird SQL and IBM Db2.
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Pros
I find the ease of deployment to be the most valuable aspect of this solution.

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It creates a unified view of the entire architecture and performance factor, helping to manage the network more easily.It has a remote access feature to manage the database from a remote location. This enables in-work collaboration.I use MySQL for employee service in an OLTP database.Support for enterprise-grade features like clustering, master-slave replication, even Sharding (to some extent) which is an advanced feature.​The most valuable feature of MySQL is the informative error outputs of command line interface.​​We use MySQL for enterprise data storage as well as part of the back-end of websites and web applications.​Setup is easy. MySQL of various flavours has community editions to easily test, deploy, and run.​A lot of the software components have been trialed and tested for often more than 10 years.

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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.

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The only service which could be improved is its usability. The entire user experience needs to be revamped to meet the 2018 design standards.When working with a cluster wide, I have to use the MySQL cluster version.I feel that some tools which make it easier to create queries or make it easier for other functions would be really interesting to see.Some problems with big table operations, and a struggle to keep the servers responding in peak situations.It would be helpful if there were a graphical user interface to administer, configure, and tune it.If it had something similar to Microsoft’s DTS engine then it would be the best database system out there.​MySQL needs improvements on its diagnostic features.​​MySQL is not easily scalable on cost effective consumer grade hardware.​

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is a public domain system as every customer can install it on their system without paying any license fee.

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Can range from free to quite expensive, depending on the environments and requirements, so better to really set goals ahead of setting it up.MySQL Enterprise Support is not cheap, though might still be cheaper than Oracle or SQL Server. They may not have local support depending on where you’re based, but there are many smaller agencies out there that will readily provide support. You’ll need to spend some time looking around.​Enterprise editions and support are definitely needed for the heavy users who need direct support. ​When you know the setup will continue to grow, make sure you have the paid support.

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Overview
Firebird is an open source SQL relational database management system that runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and a variety of Unix.

Until its recent acquisition by Oracle, MySQL was possibly the most renowned open source database enterprise package that could be accessed completely for free. With the merger, the server increased both its features and its price tag, but there is still a free version available to the general community to contribute ideas and suggestions.

MySQL is a fast and relatively inexpensive database management system. It can easily integrate with a wide variety of programming languages, and it is considered to be a very reliable option. One of the most prominent features that customers seem to enjoy is the easy scalability of this system.

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Elekt Labs, Streamsoft, wobe-systems GmbH, DRB Systems, Moscow City Hospital #31 Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.
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University23%
Mining And Metals Company9%
Software R&D Company9%
Non Tech Company9%
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Software R&D Company17%
Retailer15%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company10%
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