Firebird SQL Competitors and Alternatives

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PostgreSQL Database Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 28 2016

What is most valuable?

In my experience, the most valuable features of PostgreSQL are streaming replication, rich indexes support, extensibility and NoSQL features such as hstore and JSONB. This features are very mature and stable, we use them in many projects, they're predictable, always work as expected and without problems.

What needs improvement?

In future releases I would like to see built-in realization of multi-master cluster with sharding, effective partitioning, incremental backup, optimizations for SSD, connection pool facilities, and built-in replication for tables and databases.
Real User
Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 19 2017

What do you think of MySQL?

Valuable Features Compatibility Stability Maintenance These are very important points to keep in mind while deploying consumer facing products, it has to work. • Improvements to My Organization It’s been used as the main databases for a lot of the developments we have done. As for special features it offers, I wouldn’t say there’s a key one, but I do appreciate the stability it has. • Room for Improvement Real-time Event driven results Geolocation data Non-text storage • Use of Solution Over five years now. • Stability Issues No, I’d say this is the best. • Scalability Issues It’s not easy to scale horizontally, don’t think it was ever meant for it. Lacks ease of installation and continuous usage. • Customer Service and Technical Support Not...
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 speed up joins on large tables. The connect engine is still a bit clunky, but it’s useful and fairly versatile. Column... 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 needed new features.

What needs improvement?

I would appreciate support for materialized views.

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