This software is a rebranded package, incurring additional charges for Round-the-Clock support with a guaranteed 24-hour response time.
An image is available, featuring Firebird SQL on Ubuntu Server 18.04, preloaded with essential system components such as AWS CLI, AWS CloudWatch Agent, AWS Systems Manager Agent, Python 3, and Cloud-Init. A detailed user guide is accessible in the Additional Resources section of this listing. Upon the initial boot, all offerings receive updates to ensure the application of the latest packages and security updates.
Firebird is an open-source, SQL-based relational database management system, based on the open source edition of InterBase initially released by Borland Software Corp, previously known as Inprise Corp. Developed using C and C++, Firebird ensures extensive support across major hardware and software platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It comprises numerous ANSI SQL standard features, enabling concurrent OLTP and OLAP operations through its multi-generational architecture, and it supports stored procedures and triggers.
Firebird utilizes a multi-generational architecture, also known as multi-version concurrency control. This mechanism uses record versions instead of relying on read/write locks and transaction logs to ensure external concurrency and consistency. In this system, the previous version of every modified record is retained for as long as needed by at least one active transaction. Each record version is associated with the transaction that created it, and transactions are aware of other currently active transactions.