Subject Re: [Firebird-general]
Author Ray Cote
At 2:47 PM +0200 5/12/05, Martijn Tonies wrote:
> > Sqlite Versus Firebird - Firebird is open source, cross platform,
>embeddable, has wrappers for many language. Firebird is a full
>> featured database and has a footprint of 2-3 MByte. A good choice when
>SQLite is too lite. Firebird can be used free of charge even
>> for closed source projects.
>Well, that's a nice thing to say :-)
>I remember last year I took a quick look at SQLite... but indeed,
>it was _very_ lite.
>And silly.
>With regards,
>Martijn Tonies

Yes, it is _very_ lite.
But not silly at all.

If you need a quick single-user, low-volume database that allows SQL
queries vs. having to deal with dbase-style tables AND you need it
cross platform (Windows, Linux, Mac), SQLite is a wonderful solution.
SQLite also stores all tables in a single file which we find to be a
big advantage when deploying/maintaining databases.

Firebird cannot yet address precisely the same problem space since
the embedded version is not currently available outside of Windows
(or at least I know it is not available on the Mac).


Raymond Cote
Appropriate Solutions, Inc.
PO Box 458 ~ Peterborough, NH 03458-0458
Phone: 603.924.6079 ~ Fax: 603.924.8668