Subject Re: [firebird-php] firebird - that's why
Author masotti
tjelvare ha scritto:
> Without any flame-intentions,
> whats your arguments for choosing firebird instead of postgres as php-database.
> For me, it's close to a tie, postgres has (now) built in fulltext, firebird is easy, performance
> seems quite equal (postgres may be more ram-hungry)...
> Any suggestions from experienced users?
Maybe it's already better answered on firebird-general or
firebird-support, or you can search for an updated firebird white-paper.

Don't know a lot about postgres, but what I like in Firebird is (with no
particular order)
- simple DB server administration,
- single file database,
- (incremental or) complete backup on live database,
- very good transaction management (see note) and MGA
- almost standard SQL language (DML and DDL)
- no-nonsense licensing for commercial deployment
- well supported

This is not really needed in a PHP only environment, but try to think a
complex application in mixed technology like PHP, java, C++ or Delphi
application: this means acces trough other local or remote clients (hard
to explain who thinks in flat file or autocommit each single CRUD