Subject Re: [Firebird-general] pro&contra
Author Kjell Rilbe
Aage Johansen wrote:
> At work, some are advocating a migration from Firebird to Sybase (yeech!).
> Could someone here provide a list of arguments for not migrating? It
> seems all the hassle (of converting databases and applications) and
> licence cost don't deter them. Two pro-Sybase arguments are that we
> have two large (and complex) projects using Sybase, and also the
> encryption feature that seems to make it easy to comply with the
> laws/regulations (without delivering much added security, however).
> Also, it would be interesting to see "plus points" for Sybase (so I
> know about them).
> It is now 5-6 years since I maintained a Sybase database, and haven't
> felt a loss at any time since then! I don't know how far Sybase has
> moved from the "page locking"/"lock escalating"/"preallocated
> space"/"transaction log truncation"/"obscure backup procedures"
> pleasures of old times...

Why can't you use some kind of disk encryption and SSL tunneling in
combination with Firebird? It should provide sufficient security...?

Kjell Rilbe
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