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We performed a comparison between Firebird SQL and SQLite based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Open Source Databases solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Firebird SQL vs. SQLite report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"I appreciate the fact that, once the database is embedded, it doesn't need to be administered, and removes the requirement for a specific server.""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."

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"The product is lightweight and highly scalable."

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Cons
"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.""This solution isn't very user-friendly, or intuitive, which could be improved when it is developed."

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"The performance could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is a yearly maintenance fee for the use of the solution."
  • "There is no licensing cost for this solution, as it is open-source."
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    Top Answer:I can deploy it on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows — it's very easy.
    Top Answer:The product is lightweight and highly scalable.
    Top Answer:The solution is open-source. You do not have to pay for it in order to use it.
    Top Answer:It's not a very fast product. The performance could be better. That said, for what we have to do, it doesn't really affect us much.
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    Overview
    Firebird is an open source SQL relational database management system that runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and a variety of Unix.
    SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine
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    Sample Customers
    Elekt Labs, Streamsoft, wobe-systems GmbH, DRB Systems, Moscow City Hospital #31
    Oracle, Bloomberg, Bentley, Mozilla
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider39%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Media Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Firebird SQL is ranked 4th in Open Source Databases with 3 reviews while SQLite is ranked 5th in Open Source Databases with 1 review. Firebird SQL is rated 8.0, while SQLite is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Firebird SQL writes "A zero administration, open-source solution that requires extensive training prior to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SQLite writes "Lightweight, easy to set up, and free to use". Firebird SQL is most compared with MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB and Oracle MySQL Cloud Service, whereas SQLite is most compared with MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle Berkeley DB and MySQL.

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