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Firebird SQL vs. PostgreSQL
July 2022
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"Firebird SQL is an open-source solution and can run on most operating systems, such as Linux, Unix, and Windows.""I can deploy it on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows — it's very easy.""It helps us in detecting all kinds of problems in the code, such as bad quality, unclear code, or any violation in the code or best practices."

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"The database has excellent performance.""This is an open-source solution, operates at a high speed, and supports more than one SQL language.""The community support and the open-source community for it are good.""It is a pretty comprehensive database system. Its performance is good, and it does what it is supposed to do. It also integrates very well.""It is very useful for both structured and unstructured data. You can store unstructured and structured data in PostgreSQL. It is easy to use. You can easily manage things through PostgreSQL Admin. It is cost-effective. Its on-premise version is free. It is agnostic of on-premise or cloud. You can install it on the cloud or on-premises. It is available with all clouds, and you can also install it on desktop or Windows Servers.""Postgres is rock solid when deployed according to best practices as documented by the PostgreSQL community. When it's installed correctly, PostgreSQL is an enterprise-grade solution.""We managed to reduce the storage space needed to 10% of the original size, without affecting data integrity, and we significantly improved the performance.""The PostgreSQL database is similar to the SQL Server but has a slightly different technology that has similar resources as well. If the customer has the confidence using SQL Server, they will be fairly comfortable using this solution."

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"It would be good to have more automation and integration with the tools from other vendors.""The solution could improve by providing partitioning and encryption. It is not at the higher level of database solution but it could be with some upgrades.""In the next release, it should support JSON, XML, and replication with third-party tools."

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"There are some products out there that have a slightly different method of implementation for the SQL language. Some of those are slightly better in some areas, and PostgreSQL is slightly better in some areas. I would probably like to match all of those products together. It is just down to the functionality. For example, Oracle has a number of options within SQL that are outside of what you would class as the SQL standard. PostgreSQL misses some of those, but PostgreSQL does other things that are better than what Oracle does. I would like to merge those two products so that there is a certain amount of functionality in a single product.""If it was free to use, it would be the perfect solution.""PostgreSQL doesn't have a feature for temporal SQL, which is useful for gathering versions of data. This feature should be included in PostgreSQL. This feature is available in MariaDB, SQL Server, Oracle Database, and DB2.""I had some issues when I integrated with the Jupyter Notebook.""It could be improved by using parallelization. You want basically, distributed computing.""The scalability is limited.""They need to improve the user experience of the management.""I'm not really able to customize it."

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  • "It is okay."
  • "There is a yearly maintenance fee for the use of the solution."
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  • "Affordable solution."
  • "It is free. There is no license on it."
  • "It is also open-source so it is free."
  • "PostgreSQL is a free and open-source database."
  • "It is free, but if you need support, you can go for the commercial version called EnterpriseDB. They provide paid support, and they can even do hosting for you if you want standby and support."
  • "It is open-source. If you use it on-premise, it is free. It also has enterprise or commercial versions. If you go for the cloud version, there will be a cost, but it is lower than Oracle or Microsoft."
  • "The solution requires a license."
  • "We do not pay for licensing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:PostgreSQL was designed in a way that provides you with not only a high degree of flexibility but also offers you a cheap and easy-to-use solution. It gives you the ability to redesign and audit your… more »
    Top Answer:I can deploy it on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows — it's very easy.
    Top Answer:Scalable, stable, and easy to manage database system, with a straightforward installation.
    Top Answer:The solution is open-source. While you have to pay for it, for Postgre, you have to pay for consultancy and implementation. There is professional support, however, I'm not aware of the pricing for it… more »
    Top Answer:They should make PostgreSQL more secure. It's stable, but from a security point of view, it still needs improvement.
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    Firebird is an open source SQL relational database management system that runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and a variety of Unix.

    PostgreSQL is a powerful and fully-featured database management system with which business owners can create object relational tables. It is an open source project that can be acquired for free and heavily focuses on elements such as extensibility and strict standard compliance. PostgreSQL is a flexible server system that can manage large workloads that are being contributed and accessed from a wide range of locations such as in a network, as well as small-scale projects like a single machine or user.

    Some technical details of interest about PostgreSQL include:

    • Its MVCC (Multi-inversion concurrency control) allows fluid changes to be made to the system without cumbersome roadblocks, while maintaining the optimal level of ACID.
    • Replication, built-in binary replication is available from the 9.0 version and later.
    • It offers a wide range of indexing capabilities, including B-tree and hash indexes, as well as GIN and GiST (generalized inverted indexes and generalized search trees).
    • It uses procedural languages that make it easier for developers to expand the database.
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    Sample Customers
    Elekt Labs, Streamsoft, wobe-systems GmbH, DRB Systems, Moscow City Hospital #31
    Hundreds of companies have used PostgreSQL, including the University of Alabama, Birmingham, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Champion Products, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the U.S. Agency for Disease Control and Prevention, and
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider50%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Financial Services Firm3%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise34%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Firebird SQL vs. PostgreSQL
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Firebird SQL vs. PostgreSQL and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,593 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Firebird SQL is ranked 4th in Open Source Databases with 3 reviews while PostgreSQL is ranked 2nd in Open Source Databases with 39 reviews. Firebird SQL is rated 8.0, while PostgreSQL is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Firebird SQL writes "Overall a good product that helps us in detecting all kinds of problems in the code". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PostgreSQL writes "Can be clustered which allows for fault tolerance". Firebird SQL is most compared with MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite and Oracle MySQL Cloud Service, whereas PostgreSQL is most compared with MariaDB, MySQL, EDB Postgres Advanced Server, SQLite and YugabyteDB. See our Firebird SQL vs. PostgreSQL report.

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