Compare Firebird and MariaDB - Apr 2022

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Apr 01, 2022

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Firebird or MariaDB?

MariaDB is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Firebird, and MariaDB is rated higher (87/100) than Firebird (52/100). Both tools offer the same amount of features.

Looking for the right Database Management solution for your business? Buyers are primarily concerned about the real total cost of implementation (TCO), the full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, and the pros and cons. In this article we compare between the two software products:

Firebird Vs. MariaDB foundation

Firebird: Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers. It has been used in production systems, under a variety of names, since 1981. The Fireb...

MariaDB foundation: The MariaDB Foundation is non-stock not-for-profit and incorporated in Delaware. It has developed the mariaDB database based on popular database outsource MySQL. MariaDB is actually a drop-in replacement for MySQL.

Who is more expensive? Firebird or MariaDB?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Database Management software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance and support and other related services. When calculating the TCO, it's important to add all of these ”hidden costs” as well. We prepared a TCO (Total Cost) calculator for Firebird and MariaDB.

Firebird price starts at $650 per license , On a scale between 1 to 10 Firebird is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Database Management software. MariaDB price starts at $500 per license , When comparing MariaDB to its competitors, the software is rated 4 - lower than the average Database Management software cost.

Bottom line: MariaDB is more expensive than Firebird.

Which software includes more/better features?

We've compared Firebird Vs. MariaDB based on some of the most important and required Database Management features.

Firebird: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support.

MariaDB: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support.

Target customer size

Firebird's typical customers include: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business, and MariaDB's target customer size include: Medium and large size businesses.



Firebird

ITQlick rating
(3.2/5)

starts at $650 per license

Firebird is a growing cloud-based Security software, it is designed to support small, medium and large size business. Firebird received a rating of 3.2 from ITQlick team. The software cost is considered afforda...

Categories: Database security.

MariaDB

ITQlick rating
(3.4/5)

starts at $500 per license

MariaDB is a growing cloud-based System software, it is designed to support medium and large size business. MariaDB received a rating of 3.4 from ITQlick team. The software cost is considered average (2.6/5) w...

Categories: Database Management.

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Firebird: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

MariaDB: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
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Firebird
ITQlick rating
3.2/5
Score
52/100
Pricing
3.6/10
License pricing
$650 per license
Functionality
4
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MariaDB
ITQlick rating
3.4/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
5.2/10
License pricing
$500 per license
Functionality
4
Aerospike
ITQlick rating
3.2/5
Score
85/100
Pricing
6.2/10
License pricing
$172.57 per month
Functionality
5
SAP HANA
ITQlick rating
2.8/5
Score
82/100
Pricing
9.6/10
License pricing
$38802.30 per license
Functionality
21
Confluent
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
82/100
Pricing
4.4/10
License pricing
$1.50 per hour
Functionality
3

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Shlomi Lavi is an entrepreneur and founder of ITQlick.com. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information Systems Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 17 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant and implementation expert for small, medium and large-sized (global) companies. Shlomi’s goal is to share the best knowledge and news about information systems so you can make smarter buying decisions for your business.