Compare Firebird SQL vs. MySQL

Firebird SQL is ranked 5th in Open Source Databases with 2 reviews while MySQL is ranked 1st in Open Source Databases with 7 reviews. Firebird SQL is rated 7.0, while MySQL is rated 7.8. 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 MySQL writes "Easy to use with a straightforward setup but requires better replication". Firebird SQL is most compared with PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQLite, whereas MySQL is most compared with CockroachDB, IBM Db2 and Oracle Database. See our Firebird SQL vs. MySQL report.
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Pros
The solution is very useful for stock management.I find the ease of deployment to be the most valuable aspect of this solution.

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The solution is free to use, which is its most valuable aspect.The solution is very simple. It's easy to use. That's the most important feature.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.

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Cons
It would be interesting if they added functionality with redundancy, reputation, and variability.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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From a user perspective, the initial setup could be simplified a bit.The replication needs improvement. It's becoming a native cloud product like Oracle DB or Cockroach DB.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.

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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.

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5th
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2
Average Words per Review
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7.0
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14,025
Comparisons
11,959
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6
Average Words per Review
340
Avg. Rating
8.0
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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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University20%
Non Tech Company8%
Mining And Metals Company8%
Software R&D Company8%
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Software R&D Company21%
Retailer13%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
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