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PC Week: InterBase proves its mettle [Review]

Feb 16, 2000, 16:23 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Dyck)

"Interbase's decision last month to release its upcoming InterBase 6.0 database under the open-source Mozilla Public License 1.1 will give this wallflower a chance to bloom."

"PC Week Labs' programming and benchmark tests of InterBase--the first time comparative test results of the package have been published--show the upgrade can stand up under the public scrutiny it's going to get when it's released around midyear. The source code will be released initially in Linux, Solaris and Windows versions.

Truly, all that glitters is not gold--sometimes, it's a database that comes out shining. In InterBase, we found a fast, full-featured, mature relational database, although its lack of a shared cache on Linux really slows it down under heavier workloads."

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