Subject Re: firebird.conf for HP Proliant Server
Author frodo_haija
Dear Helen

The performance is much better then bevor. I have no idea whitch BDE
driver the application setup installs. I see only Borland Databse
It work well over lan and we are happy.

Is there any risk in our constellation?

Thanks for your time

Greetings from Switherland


--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@...>
> At 10:41 PM 28/06/2008, you wrote:
> >Dear Helen
> >
> >I have forward your message to the implementator. Now we have to
> >install a Borland Interbase Database driver local. Will this work
> >because we have a "VERY old database?
> I have a horrible feeling your application uses the Borland
Database Engine for database access. Do you know anything about the
application language?
> If you have the BDE configured for 'local' it will not access a
database across a LAN.
> >The performance with SQL is now match better.
> With the BDE a local connection is faster than a network
connection. The BDE has been obsolete since before Firebird 1.0
existed. I have no idea how well the very last-ever InterBase driver
(v.5.2) works with Firebird 2.0. It should be more or less
functional with Firebird 1.5.4. and your Dialect 1 database.
> >We have also move the firebird to a normal PC (with a dual core
> >processor). We will test with the HP Server next week.
> >
> >I have hear, that in the October or so a new Firebird versin with
> >multiprocessor support will come. Is that true?
> Partly true. Firebird 2.5 is in development now and is being
prepared for Alpha field-testing release. The final release should
be out before the end of the year. The Superserver in 2.5 is more
friendly towards SMP but it is only part of the way towards full SMP
support. It will help most where one Superserver is serving multiple
databases but it is expected to improve performance a little for a
single database as well.
> Full, fine-grained multi-threading is in the plan for Firebird 3,
which is scheduled to be in Alpha in the final quarter of the year.
You cannot run an Alpha on a production site.
> On a 2-processor machine with 100 users you are likely to get more
benefit from changing to Classic. But if you are using the BDE over
a network, nothing will be fast.
> Would you please trim your replies.
> ^heLen