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Re: MySql Vs Firebird
Posted by: Milan Tomes
Date: November 26, 2008 03:47AM

- clear and understandable SQL syntax
- fully supported relations
- multi generation architecture (but with incremental backups support)
- fully supported stored objects (procedures, triggers, UDFs)
- huge set of built-in functions
- fully supported transactions (including snapshot)
- autoincrement through sequence generators

MySQL (InnoDB engine):
- SQL syntax is really bad
- don't know MySQL's architecture
- transactions may work
- huge set of built-in functions including stupid limitations when using them (CURRENT_TIMESTAMP can't be used in columns of type other than TIMESTAMP (e.g. DATETIME) and also there cannot be more than 1 TIMESTAMP columns with NOT NULL constraint in 1 table - what a stupidity)
- stored objects support is practically missing (except really bad stored procedure/function)
- autoincrement values support is really bad

In my opinion - MySQL is the worse (pseudo)SQL server I've ever seen. Hopefully there will be soon available spatial support for Firebird & MySQL will be kicked out really fast. MySQL can't be used for serious development.


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