Subject Re: [ib-support] About Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability
Author Svein Erling Tysvaer
Congratulations Paul, indeed they did update their site and removed
Firebird from their comparison! That tells a lot, doesn't it? Anyone know
whether dbexperts is a big distributor of PostgreSQL or just a minor
company having chewed too much?


At 17:24 04.02.2003 +0000, you wrote:
>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
>----- Original Message -----
>From: info@...
>To: info@...
>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.