Subject Re: [ib-support] About Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability
Author Paul Beach
At 10:46 PM 2/4/2003 +1100, Alan McDonald wrote:
>still there

I sent them an e-mail, below is the response.

Dear Mr Paul Beach

Thanks for the information. We will be updating our site to be accurate with
the new information.


Robert Stern

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Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 3:21 PM
Subject: dbExperts - Contact


Name Paul Beach
Position CEO
Telephone +44 1844 354465
E-mail pbeach@...
Information Requested
Comments Re. And Firebird,
this is pretty much all wrong.
1. There are versions of Firebird for, Solaris, FreeBSD, AIX, HP-UX, MacOS,
Sinix as well as Linux and Windows.
2. Features and ACID - Firebird supports ACID transactions, if you want to
argue the point feel free.
3. Concurrent Transactions - Perhaps you can tell me what you mean here?
If it means what I think it means, then YES Firebird supports multiple
concurrent transactions all at the same time.
4. SQL 99 is supported where applicable, cf the Stored Procedure Language
which is more compliant with SQL 99 than most other Stored Procedure
5. There is a free open source ODBC driver, plus JDBC Driver, plus .NET

All in all you get about 2/10 for accuracy.


Paul Beach
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