Subject RE: [firebird-support] Firebird for the entreprise?
Author Griffin, Patrick J

While I don't post very often, here at DCC we run our entire administrative
system (it's called Regent and it's from Computing Options in MD, USA),
College registration through Payroll on 3 2gig databases on an IBM RS/6000
with not performance problems. (Sorry, I've forgotten the processors (2
processors) speed; the box is a few years old at this point.) I believe we
support between 100 and 200 concurrent users on a 'Classic' compile of

I hope this helps,
Director of Information Systems
Dutchess Community College

-----Original Message-----
From: Radu-Mihail Obada [mailto:radu@...]
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2003 11:31 AM
Subject: [firebird-support] Firebird for the entreprise?

Hey everyone,
Just joined the group and already started posting :P.
First of all, I did search the messages arachive for stuff related my
question (and I seems I found nothing, maybe I need to further
develop my search skills? ;-), so here goes:
I come from a PostgreSQL background, so I'm used with highly-
scalable, highly avaiable DBMSs. The question is, how much can
Firebird scale? Say I have a 500-600M database, would that hurt the
performance of my application? Can Firebird fulfill the needs of a
(small, but rapidly growing) entreprise? I'm interested in all the
aspects of the problem... just because I like Firebird so much. It
hasn't been that long since I've started using Firebird (a month),
but till now, I've been only playing with it, haven't done any
serious work. So I want to know if it's ready for hitting the lights,
so to say.
One more thing: how ANSI compliant, after all?
Best regards,

P.S. If my question is that impertinent, that's because the docs and
papers on Firebird are really scarce, at least those that I found.

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