> One of our clients' systems is currently a set of Foxpro databases and
> we've been using Apollo along with Delphi. The system is getting large
> though and we're going to be moving it to client/server soon. My
> question is this, how's Interbase's performance compared with other
> servers? Since it's Borland's own server, is its connection with Delphi
> smoother, and faster, than with other servers?
> Thanks for any info.
One of the biggest advantages to using Interbase in your situation is
that Interbase Server needs minimal administration. It would make the
transition from local (no administration) to client/server (sometimes
requires a full-time staff) a lot smoother. Also, Interbase client
connectivity is built into the BDE, so you don't need to install
separate client utilities to connect to the DB server. Finally,
Interbase Server is a no-brainer to install and is very
If you need to support databases in the terabyte range with thousands of
concurrent users over a WAN, I'd go with Oracle or Informix. Interbase
is more of a "workgroup" server.
My company is doing the same thing - leaving FoxPro and going C/S for
all of our products. For our clients who don't have a DB server, we're
going to re-sell them Interbase. (That is, if Borland will return our
calls!) We'll use Local Interbase for single-user desktop systems.