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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Firebird SQL?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Ossama Benaziz - PeerSpot reviewer
Operations Director at ALTERSIS Performance
Real User
Top 5
16 September 20

It is okay.

DBA at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
Real User
09 December 19

The solution is freeware, so it doesn't cost anything to use it.

CEO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
05 September 19

It is more affordable than Microsoft and there are no additional costs. It is a public domain system as every customer can install it on their system without paying any license fee.

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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 database with great ease. This allows you to have the kind of database that you need on a case-by-case basis. Instead of being locked into an inflexible database format, you are in control and dictate exactly what format the database will take at any given time. You can easily manipulate it, which means that you will be able to use PostgreSQL in the way that will help your organization the most. PostgreSQL is also pretty easy to use. Its designers made it so that you don’t have to have an extensive technical education to use it. It is pretty intuitive and has excellent documentation to answer any employee questions. Furthermore, PostgreSQL also offers you a cheap solution whose hosting and maintenance can be handled totally in-house. PostgreSQL’s open-source nature makes it extremely cheap to implement. Resources that might have been spent on setting it up can now be saved and redirected to areas of greater need. Furthermore, the program has two different download options. It can either be downloaded and used on-site or it can be downloaded to the cloud. Both of these allow you to be totally independent. You can host it from your headquarters or access it from anywhere you choose. Firebird SQL offers you the ability to scan your database code and search it for many types of issues. It can also compile reports based on any of the problems that it may find. However, it lacks the flexibility that PostgreSQL offers. It cannot be customized in the same way, which leaves you with fewer options. Conclusion While Firebird SQL is a fairly competent product, we found PostgreSQL to be superior. PostgreSQL’s greater flexibility and dual download options make it the more robust solution.
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