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ID: 28118, InterBase® XE and MySQL™ - A Technical Comparison

by David Intersimone Email: Anonymous

This paper presents a technical comparison of InterBase XE and MySQL. Savvy developers and application architects will see that InterBase offers substantial advantages over MySQL.
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Embarcadero Technology InterBase® XE is a powerful, SQL-compliant database that is often considered for embedding in applications and for application-specific uses. Savvy developers and application architects who take the time to examine InterBase closely find that it offers substantial advantages over MySQL.™

These advantages include:

Online backup
Faster crash recovery
Data types for accurate financial calculations
Domains for easier design and maintenance
Easier access control with roles
Views to provide virtual tables and row-level access control
Simpler string data types that conform to the ANSI standard
More powerful and flexible default values
Easier data validation using check constraints
Superior performance-monitoring tools
Streamlined configuration options
N-way replication

This white paper discusses these advantages in detail.

Updated: November 18, 2010 (version 3)

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