May 23, 2017
Differences between Firebird and InterBase
Detailed list of differences between Firebird and InterBase
Detailed list of differences between Firebird and InterBase
FirstAID 5.0 supports Firebird 3.0, InterBase XE7, and big databases (100Gb+).
IBSurgeon has released the complete trial kit for Firebird encryption, which includes fully functional time-limited AES256 encryption plugin and demo application (in Delphi) to demonstrate how to connect to the encrypted database.
IBSurgeon is glad to announce the availability of improved Firebird support subscription plans: now all plans include the cloud backup!
We are glad to announce IBSurgeon HQbird 2017: new version of an advanced distribution of FirebirdSQL with native replication, optimization tools, automatic backups, and monitoring.
HQbird User Guide was just updated, not it contains detailed instructions how to setup asynchronous or synchronous replication on Firebird with HQbird Enterprise.
The first minor release of Firebird 3.0 is available: many bug fixes and several improvements. We recommend updating to Firebird 3.0.1 as soon as possible.
IBSurgeon offers Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework - the ready-to-use skeleton with encryption plugin implementation and integration guidance and implementation support.
The new article is devoted to the interesting feature of InterBase - online dump, which can be used to implement fast backups
This short article presents the 10 steps to find the slowest queries in the production Firebird databases with HQbird PerfMon tool (Trace API).
IBSurgeon is a traditional sponsor and speaker at Firebird Developers Day in Brazil. This year we presented 2 talks: "High-load performance testing: Firebird 2.5, 3.0, 4.0" and "Firebird failover cluster"
All versions of Firebird/InterBase ODS
Firebird Conference 2016 will take place on October 7-8, in Prague, Czech Republic. IBSurgeon is the traditional sponsor and one of the hosts of Firebird Conference 2016: we invite you to meet with us at the major Firebird event of the year, where Firebird professionals from all parts of the world meet, learn and discuss the newest technologies in Firebird SQL area.
A new article from IBSurgeon: 45 Ways To Speed Up Firebird Database.
As far as you know, recently released Firebird 3.0 has a lot of nice features, and the most important of them are the increased performance and the high compatibility with the previous version, so migration is the very attractive idea.
Firebird 3 is available now!
IBSurgeon is proud to present HQbird: advanced distribution of Firebird for enterprises. It is an enhanced, fully compatible with Firebird, feature-rich distribution of FirebirdSQL that provides superior performance, reliability, and instrumentation.
Firebird Language Reference: Beta 1 of English version is available.
We have just published the new (completely new!) version of our presentation "Resolving Firebird Performance problems".
You can often see the following question in Firebird technical support groups: "What is the hardware of choice for the Firebird DBMS?". This topic remains permanently popular because hardware requirements differ by tasks and hardware itself changes with time.
Firebird 2.5.5 was just released. This minor release contains many important bug fixes, so it is highly recommended to upgrade previous 2.5.x to 2.5.5.
Despite the fact that Firebird 3 has the release candidate now, the majority of Firebird users are still running 2.5 release. Dmitry Yemanov, head of Firebird development, has announced that new minor release of 2.5 was tagged in source code repository
Official installer of Firebird 3.0 Release Candudate is available for testing
As you know, Firebird 3.0 RC1 source code was already tagged in Firebird Project repository, but its official installer will be released a bit later. For those who don't want to wait, we have created the unofficial installer of Firebird 3 RC1 - it contains 100% source code of 3.0 Release Candidate 1, just available earlier than the official installer.
Firebird Project and IBSurgeon invite developers and administrators of big Firebird databases to the free seminar devoted to big Firebird databases: optimization, high availability, backups and maintenance.
IBSurgeon is glad to announce version 4 of FirstAID: an ultimate recovery tool for Firebird and InterBase databases.
As you may know, in 2005-2006 our company was the publisher of «The InterBase and Firebird Developer Magazine». Here you can read all 4 issues of this magazine.
This year IBSurgeon will be a traditional sponsor of Firebird Developers Day in Brazil, 2015: http://www.firebirddevelopersday.com.br/fdd/2015/index.html, it will take place August 8, 2015, in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Alexey Kovyazin will speak about HQbird - new Firebird distrubution for enterprises (IBSurgeon), and how to achieve the best inesrt performance in Firebird. Together with Dmitry Yemanov, core developer of Firebird SQL, Alexey will also speak at Firebird Performance master-class (August 7).
New version of Firebird monitoring, backups and anticorruption tool - FBDataGuard 3.3
The Firebird 2015 Tour is devoted to SQL performance optimisation: SQL plans, queries and database statistics, query tuning techniques and understanding how Firebird works within this context.
We are glad to announce general availability of the new IBSurgeon free tool – IBSurgeon Response Checker
Presentations and report from Firebird Conference 2014
FBMonLogger, a tool to analyse Firebird monitoring tables and find slow queries, long running transactions and other performance problems, is released.
Release of new version ( 3.1) of Firebird backup, monitoring and anti-corruption tool
Firebird 2.5 Language Reference in Russian is released
FBDataGuard 3.0 is released. New features include enhanced web-console, support for compressed backups up to 12Gb. improved configuration and several bug fixes.
Firebird SQL Tour "All About Transactions": photos from the event in Moscow, Russia.
Firebird Project is glad to announce Firebird Conference 2014: the most important international event devoted to FirebirdSQL. Firebird Conference 2014 will be a meeting point for all Firebird users and core developers of Firebird. It's the best place to share and receive FirebirdSQL knowledge! IBSurgeon, as a sponsor of Firebird Conference 2014, will present talks about performance optimization and database recovery in Firebird.
New version of FBScanner (3.6.1) is released. FBScanner is an unique tool to trace and audit Firebird (1.0 - 2.5) and InterBase (4.0 - XE3) SQL traffic (connections, transactions, queries), it's very useful for performance optimization and SQLs bug fixing.
November 25. 2013: Firebird "All About Transactions" seminar in Prague. Detailed plan of seminar can be found here. Some photos from this seminar.
Firebird Project is glad to announce Firebird 2013 Tour – series of seminars around the world, devoted to Firebird, with members of Firebird Project as speakers.The first seminar will be in Siegburg (Germany), November 22, 2013.
FBDataGuard was just updated to the version 2.8. This version contains stability improvements and minor bug fixes, improved support of SSL and support of SMTP-servers.
July 20, 2013. Firebird Developers Day 2013 took place in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil. It's a major Firebird conference and meeting point for Brazil Firebird users. IBSurgeon is a traditional sponsor of FDD.
IBSurgeon invites all customers to participate in Firebird Conference 2012, the event of the year for all Firebird users and developers.
July 21, 2012 - IBSurgeon was the Gold sponsor of Firebird Developers Day in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
We are pleased to inform you that FBScanner 3 User Guide is now available in Portuguese too.
FBDataGuard was just updated to the version 2.7.
IBSurgeon DBInfo is designed to visualize internal structure's statistics, so administrators or developers can view how much data, index, blob or other kind of information your Firebird or InterBase database stores.