Subject Re: [ib-support] MySQL vs Firebird comparison document?
Author Martijn Tonies
Hi David,

> One of our potential clients, a state-level government agency, is
> considering consolidating/migrating some of their existing data
> systems to an open-source database.
> They are currently leaning toward MySQL, which I'm really not pleased
> about...
> Does anyone have a link handy for a MySQL vs Firebird comparison
> document that shows all the reasons why Firebird is the better choice?

How about no need to work around:

- subselects
- constraints
- transactions (yes, the new InnoDB tables support it - but this is rather
slow on heavy load)

And being able to use:

- referential integrity
- triggers
- stored procedures
- online backups
- views
- subselects, joins etc :)
- a real and proven database management system :)

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
Database Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase & Firebird
Upscene Productions

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