Firebird SQL Competitors and Alternatives

The top Firebird SQL competitors are
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • SQLite
  • MariaDB
Read reviews of Firebird SQL competitors and alternatives
MySQL Logo
Oracle
Ioannis Syrigos
Consultant
IT Consultant, Business Owner, Lecturer at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

MySQL is an Open Source RDBMS, which means you keep your costs low, as long as you don’t need to have support and/or you have your own MySQL... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For any web project today you are going to need a database system. If you use any Content Management System, MySQL is most of the times the... more»

What needs improvement?

Although MySQL should cover most of the needs of an average user, there are constrains that need improvement. For example, MySQL doesn’t support... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

MySQL has been the only solution for all of our web projects.

What other advice do I have?

For us, MySQL is the choice for all of our projects. It is simply to use, supported by all content management systems and, of course, Open... more»
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PostgreSQL
SeniorDBEgn323
Real User
Senior Database Engineer at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 26 2016

What is most valuable?

The reliability, performance, and extensive list of features are what I think matter the most in a production environment.

How has it helped my organization?

I have never been in an environment where PostgreSQL was not used. It was always used alongside other RDBMS solutions, depending on the specific... more»

What needs improvement?

There are still things missing compared to other RDBMS, for example monitoring is a little behind as there not that many solutions out there. An... more»

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

I am working with other databases, and not exclusively with PostgreSQL. A lot of other RDBMS require you to pay large amounts of money so I... more»

What other advice do I have?

There are some features missing compared to other RDBMS. The community is always expanding and more and more people use PostgreSQL every day.... more»
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MariaDB
it_user263310
Real User
IT Director at a tech services company
Jul 03 2017

What is most valuable?

It has given us better Join algorithms, Connect Engine, and ColumnStore. I can choose hash join algorithms in order to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As a drop-in replacement for MySQL, it fit in perfectly with our solutions developed for MySQL. It gave us some highly... more»

What needs improvement?

I would appreciate support for materialized views.

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

Most of our customers will not consider MySQL/MariaDB if they need to pay for a license. Unfortunately, it is still an... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I had been using MySQL since version 3.x. of MariaDB. This made sense because it was a drop-in replacement. Concerning... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you want a reliable, easy to maintain database solution, I think that MariaDB on RedHat/CentOS is an option that... more»

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