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eWeek: Firebird Frenzy Erupts

Feb 03, 2004, 22:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"After comparing what are commonly thought of as the two most common and most popular open-source databases--MySQL and PostgreSQL--I was floored by the amount of mail I received regarding my ill-advised omission of the hotly popular Firebird open-source database.

"It just goes to show: If a product is freely downloaded, yet unmarketed, it can be extremely popular and still escape journalists' attention. The point is underscored by a recent poll in, in which Firebird placed a very close second to MySQL in Member Choice Awards for Best Database of the Year 2003..."

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