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What's Firebird database server? Why is it better than other databases?
Firebird database server is free, open source community project started in 2000. The project is based on the source code of commercial database product InterBase. InterBase was initially released in 1986. Therefore Firebird is very reliable and mature project.
The advantages of Firebird database server are the following:
Finally it sounds like with Firebird you are using the power of commercial databases like Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server for free.
With Abacre Retail Point of Sale you may use two editions of Firebird: embedded and server edition. Embedded edition is automatically installed with Abacre Retail Point of Sale. You have nothing to install or configure.
If you are going to make several computers running in network then you have to install the server edition. The server installation is 100% automatic. Read more how to do it.
Read more about history and features of Firebird in wikipedia.
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