High performance native replication for Firebird 3.0.

Encryption plugin for Firebird 3.0

IBPhoenix have an encryption plugin that works with Firebird 3.0. Please contact us if you want to know more about it.

Support for 64 bit Transaction Id's

IBPhoenix have a version of Firebird 2.5 that supports 64 bit Transaction Ids. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about it.

Developer DVD #27 - June 2016

A complete Firebird package: IBPhoenix is shipping its twenty seventh Developer DVD.

This Developer DVD contain's the python tool FBMon as well as the latest version of the The Firebird Book: a Reference for Database Developers - Edition II (upto date to Firebird 2.5) as well as binaries for all the latest builds and installs for Firebird (2.0.x. 2.1.x, 2.5.x and 3.0) plus all the other Firebird related software. The DVD also contains other documentation, drivers, tools, and source code. Also included on the DVD is an application that allows a user to browse and search their own copy of the Firebird support and developer archive lists.

About the DVD · Order your own copy · About FBMon · About the book

The Firebird Book: a Reference for Database Developers - Ed. II

by Helen Borrie

The Firebird Book: a Reference for Database Developers - Edition II is now availble directly from IBPhoenix in both a three volume printed book format, Volume 1: Firebird Fundamentals, Volume 2: Developing with Firebird Data and Volume 3: Administering Firebird Servers and Databases. and also in electronic format (e-book) on the Developer DVD or as an immediate download. It covers Firebird upto V2.5.

Firebird Goodies

Want your own Firebird T-Shirt or Polo Shirt to impress your friends and advertise your favourite open source database?

Now you can!

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Mark Rotteveel has just published a new snapshot of Jaybird 3. We are nearing completion of Jaybird 3, and he expects to release a first alpha version this weekend.

You can get the current snapshot from the Sonatype OSS snapshot repository (https://oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/snapshots/)

Groupid: org.firebirdsql.jdbc, Artifactid: jaybird-jdkXX (where XX is 17 or 18). Version: 3.0.0-SNAPSHOT

For example


You need to add the Sonatype OSS snapshot repository to your maven repository config or pom.

Alternatively, you can download it from SourceForge.

See also documentation and release notes.


How to backup and restore a database via gzip and zcat using stdout and stdin:

gbak -b test.db stdout | gzip > test.gbak.gz
zcat test.gbak.gz | gbak -rep stdin test.db

The two commands above backup and gzip a database, whilst the second replaces a database with a gzipped copy.


IBPhoenix would like to announce the availability of Avalerion, a high performance native replication solution for Firebird 3.0


13th Firebird Developers Day report.


External procedures in Firebird in .NET done(-ish) on Jiri Cincura's blog.