Subject Re: RES: [firebird-support] please recomend a good component toaccess FB 1.5 in Delphi 7, tks
Author David Johnson
On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 02:09, Benno wrote: David,

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From: "David Johnson" <d_johnson@...>
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Subject: Re: RES: [firebird-support] please recomend a good component
toaccess FB 1.5 in Delphi 7, tks

> In the end, I decided on the basis of the relative quality of the
> database connectivity offerings to move to Java for my firebird
> project. The only alternative that came close to meeting my demands
> scalability, reliability, transparency, and performance (in that
> was to write directly to the Firebird API.
> Writing to the Firebird API would have entirely defeated my
> transparency requirement. If, on the other hand, "the end customer
> always use firebird" was an acceptable part of my application
> requirements, I would have gone the API route.

Why do you use a direct connection (C/S) and not an n-tier setup if you

Ultimately, there is a piece that connects directly to the DBMS. That
is the piece that I am working on right now. The full architecture is
designed to be scalable from single user desktop to 8,000 concurrent
users on a commodity system, with full distributed capability.

Personally I now always use kbmMW, a middleware framework for delphi,
is very flexible and scalable. Also you can connect to different
through database adapters. More info can be found on

I will check this out. An existing framework that meets my core needs
would allow me to focus on the more interesting stuff.