Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Citing Firebird's popularity
Author Alexandre Benson Smith
Myles Wakeham wrote:
> I'm working on a proposal with a government client in the USA, that has a
> strong philosphy for open source software. This is great, as it mimicks our
> company's direction. However their main IT shop is more 'comfortable' with
> MySQL for some reason, and when we stated we are a Firebird shop we got a
> bit of reluctance from them.
> I would like to cite some 3rd party polls that show Firebird popularity in
> the open source community, and ideally some independent comparisons between
> MySQL & Firebird on performance, feature set, reliability and rugged
> performance. It would also be helpful to cite any testimonials that large
> organizations have in regards to Firebird (ie. Where its being used, case
> studies, etc.).
> Is there any form of a central repository for this kind of information that
> I can use in proposals, etc.?
> Thanks
> Myles
> ===============================
> Myles Wakeham
> Director of Engineering
> Tech Solutions USA, Inc.
> Scottsdale, Arizona USA
> Phone +1-480-451-7440

Benchmarks and comparisons are *always* flawed.

There is a paper from IBPhoenix like "Firebird in the enterprise" or
something like this, take a look.

see you !

Alexandre Benson Smith
THOR Software e Comercial Ltda
Santo Andre - Sao Paulo - Brazil