Subject Firebird Service Problem
Author Roberto Melo Cavalcante
Hi everybody!

I'm in charge of research about firebird. We intend to give up oracle
and we're studing Firebird for this purpose.
Our database has about 9Gb and we make heavy use of views, triggers
instead of, functions and stored procedures.
We have about 120 concurrent conections to our database with medium to
large transactions.
We wrote this e-mail to obtain from this community the overall felling
about such transition. Do you recommend it? Do you think Firebird is
good enough for this kind of task? (considering the amount of database
space and concurrent accesses)
Another reason regards to availability of the service. Does firebird
must appear as service listening to the 3050 port?
We have it installed in gentoo machine and so far we haven't see 3050
service available on machine. We do connect locally, but not from
another machine. We have read the docs that come with it and all
connection strings seem needing a kind of file server service to "serve"
the database file. Is this correct? Can't I just make it be available
through a service port just as oracle or PostgreSQL does?

Thank you for any consideration you can give.

Roberto Melo Cavalcante
Manaus-Amazon Cityhall