Subject Re: [Firebird-general] FireBird Vs MySQL
Author Lester Caine
>>we are about too choose a database and we are hesitating between
>>MySQL and FireBird...
>>We are building a Ticketing solution working in
>>a pseudo peer2peer mode....
>>Please post your arguments ...
> The popularity of both MySQL and Firebird speaks to the fact that both are
> viable alternatives in the general sense. The discriminating factors are in
> the details.

MySQL is not free if you are using it commercially. That is
the only reason that I have not even looked at it.

Also MySQL does not allow all of the 'functionality' that
can be built directly into the Firebird database, and did
not work reliably 24/7 in heavy multi-user systems when I
was looking some time ago.

MySQL has done a good job of building a commercial product
into an open-source distribution system. It would be nice if
the commercial aspects were highlighted more, and the free
alternative given a little more 'headroom' ;)

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services