Business Software Databases Firebird for Windows (32-bit)

Firebird for Windows (32-bit) 3.0.0.32483 for Windows

by Firebird Project

Avg. Rating 4.5 (105 votes)

File Details

File Size 6.8 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 8,664
Publisher Firebird Project
Homepage Firebird
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL-92 features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. It offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers.

Latest Reviews

psycode

psycode reviewed v2.1.0.15199 Alpha 1 on Apr 19, 2007

I use Firebird daily in a work enviroment and I don't know what you mean by no GUI for Firebird? Have you not heard of Database Workbench? I challenge anyone to try DW for a week and come back to me and say they miss access's UI. Access sucks. If you use Firebird in a professional enviroment get DW. This is not ba plug, I don't really, really care if you take my advice or not. But take my word for it, I've tried a lot of other tools such as SQL Explorer etc etc and there's no contest. Post and tell me I'm right, oh wait, I already know I'm right :)

Hanevel

Hanevel reviewed v2.1.0.15199 Alpha 1 on Mar 29, 2007

> shouldn't we be aiming for more user-friendly apps?

More user friendly apps, sure. Databases are no apps, they provide the means to manage data.

Database software focuses on different aspects than "other" software. Of course they require interfaces, but it would be a waste of space and development time to create a visual wrapper around it. What's more: MS Access and Sql Server do provide you with the means to view your database model through a build-in GUI, but what if you'd prefer a completely different one?

In short: databases are NOT about interfaces, and should never be. No matter what century...

> And this is better than MySQL in what way(s)?

Let's put it like this: if MySQL would try its very best, it might be mistaken for Firebird's little brother. MySQL is OK for simple tasks, and could by now even be used in several professional software systems. Things used to be way different, when very basic stuff like subselects simply weren't supported. You might say MySQL recently matured. Firebird, on the other hand, supports not only the basic stuff, but lots and lots (and lots) more. The big difference is that MySQL got hyped big time (which makes sense, since it's quite solid software, and in most cases free of charge).

Don't get me wrong, I kinda like MySQL. It just can't compare to Firebird.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v2.0.1.12855 RC2 on Mar 9, 2007

Vista users beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This prog's .cpl applet will cause your Control Panel to crash(Windows Explorer too): you won't be able to access any part of it(unless you browse to System32 folder and click the individual applets, or have previously created shortcuts for them say, on your desktop or QuickLaunch bar...).

Solution: browse to your Win\Sys32 folder and rename its .cpl extension(or just outright delete it all) of the Firebird.cpl applet(say, to .xxx).

dhry

dhry reviewed v2.0.0.11675 Beta 1 on Nov 20, 2005

And this is better than MySQL in what way(s)?

Obren

Obren reviewed v2.0.0.11252 Alpha 3 on Sep 23, 2005

To netean:

This is a quite powerful and capable multiplatform database, which is also free and open sourced.

It is funny to see which criteria you used to rate this product with 2/5 - lack of bundled GUI manager?!

There are actually plenty of them (freeware, shareware and commercial) together with ODBC, JDBC and ADO.NET drivers, PHP managers and various utilities. Majority of them that I tried are quality and mature products.

Comparing MS Access and Firebird is simply ridiculous, and for costs of a basic, single SQL Server licence (5 simultaneous users) you can easily purchase all available commercial software for Firebird on the market.

Please, all the people that are underating Firebird SQL server here, because of name dispute with Mozilla browser, stop doing that!

You are simply giving yourselves certificates that you are infantile morons.

netean

netean reviewed v2.0.0.11252 Alpha 3 on Sep 22, 2005

i'm sure this is really useful and well done - but for the "average" person used to access, filemaker pro, sql server etc it's probalby going to seem awful. There's no gui interface so everything is done by writing sql code (tedious) - you can use 3rd party front ends, but really... this is the 21st century... shouldn't we be aiming for more user-friendly apps?

panic82

panic82 reviewed v2.0.0.11252 Alpha 3 on Sep 22, 2005

to S***, actually Mozilla took these guys' name, that's why Mozilla changed the name to Firefox. Idiot

Wiser

Wiser reviewed v2.0.0.10834 Alpha 2 on May 30, 2005

Looks pretty good.

S***, this program was around LONG BEFORE Phoenix became Firebird.

S***

S*** reviewed v2.0.0.10834 Alpha 2 on May 30, 2005

those s***heads took mozilla browser's name

thank you

guti

guti reviewed v1.5 RC8 on Jan 7, 2004

IMHO is different "Mozilla Firebird", than "Firebird", the second standalone.

It's a great database, with the improvements Borland has not been able to do to Interbase, and even more, free and open source.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (105 votes)
Your Rating
psycode

psycode reviewed v2.1.0.15199 Alpha 1 on Apr 19, 2007

I use Firebird daily in a work enviroment and I don't know what you mean by no GUI for Firebird? Have you not heard of Database Workbench? I challenge anyone to try DW for a week and come back to me and say they miss access's UI. Access sucks. If you use Firebird in a professional enviroment get DW. This is not ba plug, I don't really, really care if you take my advice or not. But take my word for it, I've tried a lot of other tools such as SQL Explorer etc etc and there's no contest. Post and tell me I'm right, oh wait, I already know I'm right :)

Hanevel

Hanevel reviewed v2.1.0.15199 Alpha 1 on Mar 29, 2007

> shouldn't we be aiming for more user-friendly apps?

More user friendly apps, sure. Databases are no apps, they provide the means to manage data.

Database software focuses on different aspects than "other" software. Of course they require interfaces, but it would be a waste of space and development time to create a visual wrapper around it. What's more: MS Access and Sql Server do provide you with the means to view your database model through a build-in GUI, but what if you'd prefer a completely different one?

In short: databases are NOT about interfaces, and should never be. No matter what century...

> And this is better than MySQL in what way(s)?

Let's put it like this: if MySQL would try its very best, it might be mistaken for Firebird's little brother. MySQL is OK for simple tasks, and could by now even be used in several professional software systems. Things used to be way different, when very basic stuff like subselects simply weren't supported. You might say MySQL recently matured. Firebird, on the other hand, supports not only the basic stuff, but lots and lots (and lots) more. The big difference is that MySQL got hyped big time (which makes sense, since it's quite solid software, and in most cases free of charge).

Don't get me wrong, I kinda like MySQL. It just can't compare to Firebird.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v2.0.1.12855 RC2 on Mar 9, 2007

Vista users beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This prog's .cpl applet will cause your Control Panel to crash(Windows Explorer too): you won't be able to access any part of it(unless you browse to System32 folder and click the individual applets, or have previously created shortcuts for them say, on your desktop or QuickLaunch bar...).

Solution: browse to your Win\Sys32 folder and rename its .cpl extension(or just outright delete it all) of the Firebird.cpl applet(say, to .xxx).

dhry

dhry reviewed v2.0.0.11675 Beta 1 on Nov 20, 2005

And this is better than MySQL in what way(s)?

Obren

Obren reviewed v2.0.0.11252 Alpha 3 on Sep 23, 2005

To netean:

This is a quite powerful and capable multiplatform database, which is also free and open sourced.

It is funny to see which criteria you used to rate this product with 2/5 - lack of bundled GUI manager?!

There are actually plenty of them (freeware, shareware and commercial) together with ODBC, JDBC and ADO.NET drivers, PHP managers and various utilities. Majority of them that I tried are quality and mature products.

Comparing MS Access and Firebird is simply ridiculous, and for costs of a basic, single SQL Server licence (5 simultaneous users) you can easily purchase all available commercial software for Firebird on the market.

Please, all the people that are underating Firebird SQL server here, because of name dispute with Mozilla browser, stop doing that!

You are simply giving yourselves certificates that you are infantile morons.

netean

netean reviewed v2.0.0.11252 Alpha 3 on Sep 22, 2005

i'm sure this is really useful and well done - but for the "average" person used to access, filemaker pro, sql server etc it's probalby going to seem awful. There's no gui interface so everything is done by writing sql code (tedious) - you can use 3rd party front ends, but really... this is the 21st century... shouldn't we be aiming for more user-friendly apps?

panic82

panic82 reviewed v2.0.0.11252 Alpha 3 on Sep 22, 2005

to S***, actually Mozilla took these guys' name, that's why Mozilla changed the name to Firefox. Idiot

Wiser

Wiser reviewed v2.0.0.10834 Alpha 2 on May 30, 2005

Looks pretty good.

S***, this program was around LONG BEFORE Phoenix became Firebird.

S***

S*** reviewed v2.0.0.10834 Alpha 2 on May 30, 2005

those s***heads took mozilla browser's name

thank you

guti

guti reviewed v1.5 RC8 on Jan 7, 2004

IMHO is different "Mozilla Firebird", than "Firebird", the second standalone.

It's a great database, with the improvements Borland has not been able to do to Interbase, and even more, free and open source.

finalcut

finalcut reviewed v1.5.0.3815 RC6 on Sep 15, 2003

firebird is one of the best browser
good work ;)

legrady

legrady reviewed v1.5.0.3815 RC6 on Sep 15, 2003

The name 'Firebird' first was used by this project.

eL MaesTro

eL MaesTro reviewed v1.5 RC 3 on Jun 11, 2003

Wasnt the Firebird brand name already given?

loranger

loranger reviewed v1.5 RC 3 on Jun 11, 2003

Firebird ?
like the browser ?

fmannino

fmannino reviewed v1.5 Beta 4 on Mar 17, 2003

Excellent!
One of the best database server. Fast, low footprint and powerwul!!!

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