Subject Re: [firebird-support] 99% CPU and what Microsoft thinks of Firebird
Author unordained
Microsoft certifies via VeriTest (only). Their pricing page for this:

(If you want to call and find out for everyone how much it'd cost, assuming it'd be tested as a
unicode-supporting app) Regardless, it's not free -- a sponsor would be needed, or money from the
foundation (which I assume requires a vote of some sort.)

For MS Windows Datacenter certification, Firebird would have to have 24/7 "live" technical support
available from the vendor. I'm not entirely sure how you'd go about proving this to Microsoft's
satisfaction. Besides, we're talking about database server software (competition to Microsoft's
own) and open-source software (not exactly Microsoft's "thing") -- I'm not saying they'd refuse,
but there's a chance they would find any excuses possible to dismiss Firebird as unworthy.

I don't see Oracle listed, but DB2, SQL Server, and a few other relevant-seeming products are


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From: "m2data" <brianhansen@...>
Sent: Mon, 06 Sep 2004 18:23:51 -0000
Subject: [firebird-support] 99% CPU and what Microsoft thinks of Firebird

> What is the world comming to?
> Here is a little story:
> We have around 120 servers around the contry running FB1.0.3. One day
> one of our customers called us, telling me that his hardware vendor
> (lets call him mr. overkill) had just reformatet the main disk,
> because Firebird was running at 99% and Ctrl+Alt+Del didn't work. Mr.
> overkill cut the power, but the server wouldn't start again, so he
> didn't have any other choice then to format the disk.
> But (and here comes the funny part) before that, he managed to get a
> dump, that he send to MICROSOFT and MS told him that Firebird was not
> CERTIFIED for Windows 2003 and that he should avoid reinstalling
> Firebird. Mr. overkill passed this on to our customer, and then the
> customer called me, saying that he had to choose a system using a
> CERTIFIED database.
> SO...Please...could someone get my beloved Firebird CERTIFIED :-).
> As a sidenote: I have seen the "99% problem" a number of times in this
> group, but never a good reason to why this is happening!? Our database
> (please don't laugth) have no events, no constrains, no FK's, no
> Views, no external functions. Only Tables, Generators, Indices, 3
> triggers, 1 (yes one) procedure and we are calling gds32/fbclient
> directly.
> Yours
> Brian "using non certifed database" Vraamark
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