[thelist] Using Firebird as an embedded database

Joshua Olson joshua at waetech.com
Thu Jun 23 13:33:24 CDT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Gaughan
> Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 12:52 PM
> We've a few projects here where we'll need some kind of an embedded
> DBMS. It'd be nice to avoid MySQL (because of the need for a 
> commercial license), MSSQL (as it's Windows only and its embeddable
> form--MSDE--doesn't allow as many simultaneous connections as 
> we'd need in a server environment)


Unless you've tried MSDE and it failed, I'd suggest you give it a try.  It
can handle a HUGE number of simultaneous connections, much like its big
brother.  The bottleneck is introduced while doing simultaneous accesses to
the database.  However, it's not a strict limitation in that accesses above
and beyond the limit (10) are locked... it's a soft limitation in that
accesses above and beyond the limit are slowed down.  Depending on the speed
of the hardware, you may never even find this to be a problem.

Joshua L. Olson
WAE Tech Inc.
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