Fyracle: Oracle-mode Firebird
"You will find that only one open-source database comes close to matching the leading enterprise systems on features: Firebird."
Moving from proprietary to open-source?
If you have tried to port existing enterprise applications from their current RDBMS to an open-source RDBMS, then you have experienced that not all databases are equal. Many systems lack the range of features offered by the leading enterprise RDBMS's.When preparing to port an existing enterprise application, you would have to consider how to map:
In the below table we have taken Oracle as the gold standard of enterprise database systems and given our estimation of how well the various popular RDBMS's match the features offered by that standard.
So you see: only one open-source database comes close to matching the leading enterprise systems on features: Firebird.
Moving applications from Oracle to Firebird?
Finally want to stop worrying about being under-licensed? Decided to move some stuff of Oracle onto Firebird? Then you will realize that the cost of moving those applications can be significant, because:
Fyracle solves that problem by matching such syntax idiosyncrasies and by providing the ability to compile and execute PL/SQL procedures unchanged:
By using Oracle-mode Firebird, you can bring the cost of porting major Oracle based enterprise application down to manageable levels.
The proof of the pudding...
Firebird-Fyracle supports the major Oracle-based ERP/CRM application "Compiere" -- with virtually no change to the Compiere code base. Fyracle has supported Compiere since version 2.4.2b, which contained over 20,000 lines of PL/SQL. The current release, 2.5.3c, has moved most PL/SQL into stored procedures written in Java, which is also supported by Firebird-Fyracle.
No other proprietary or open-source database system can currently do this. Not even the free Oracle 10g XE edition can run Compiere, because Java support is not included. Moreover, Firebird-Fyracle is faster than Oracle on the same hardware.
More information about Compiere is available through the menu