Subject Re: [firebird-support] Is Firebird too weak for a business environment?
Author Martijn Tonies
Hi Michael,

> I really like Firebird/Interbase for it ease of use and the fact that a
> Database administrator is not required. However there are a few things
> I really believe make this database too weak for a business environment.
> Does the Firebird development team have any plans to implement support
> for...
> 1) Cross-Database Joins? The first time I needed this feature, I was
> dismayed to learn that Firebird or Interbase does not support this when MS
> SQL Server and others do.

>"too weak for a business environment"

It has come this far (about 18 yrs, I believe) without em. Which does NOT
mean it cannot be supported, or no-one needs them - but to call this "to
would be a little far fetched, IMHO.

Anyway, I believe there recently has been some discussion on how to do this
for Fb2 or 2.5...

> 2) A better security method to protect the proprietary database schema
> anyone using IBConsole, Database Workbench, or any other tool to view it
> the data contained therein?

Hey hey hey, Database Workbench is a feature, not a bug :-)

> Appreciate any and all replies.

Yes, there will be a new/increased security model, hopefully for Fb2.

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
Database Workbench - developer tool for InterBase, Firebird & MS SQL Server.
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