This software package has been rebranded and entails an associated cost for Round-the-Clock support, promising a guaranteed 24-Hour response time.
The presented image includes Firebird SQL 4 on Windows Server 2022, preinstalled with essential system components like AWS CLI, AWS CloudWatch Agent, and AWS Systems Manager Agent. A comprehensive user guide is accessible in the Additional Resources section of this listing.
Firebird stands as an open-source, SQL-based relational database management system, originating from the open source edition of InterBase initially released by Borland Software Corp, formerly recognized as Inprise Corp. Developed using C and C++, Firebird ensures extensive compatibility across major hardware and software platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It encompasses various ANSI SQL standard features, allowing concurrent OLTP and OLAP operations through its multi-generational architecture, and it supports stored procedures and triggers.
Firebird employs a multi-generational architecture, also known as multi-version concurrency control, utilizing record versions instead of relying on read/write locks and transaction logs to ensure external concurrency and consistency. In this approach, the previous version of every modified record is maintained for as long as necessary for at least one active transaction. Each record version is associated with the transaction that created it, and transactions are cognizant of other presently active transactions.