Subject Is Firebird a good idea for Upsizing a MS Access database?
Author Andrew Rogers
I have a very large MS Access Database system (lots of tables that aren't too big) broken into multiple front end and backend MDBs.

Eventually Access is not going to perform satisfactorily so I need to upsize.

I only want to maintain one front end system (Access or VB probably) which can attach to two backend systems: 1. Access MDBs (they work great for our smaller clients) and 2. Firebird (or some other SQL server)

Is this realistic? Should I be looking at another SQL server (MS SQL, PostgreSQL etc)? Does the ODBC driver perform well with Access/VB? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Andrew Rogers (Computer Systems Administrator)
Christian Outreach College, Brisbane
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