Upcoming Events

Firebird Conference 2019 17-Oct-2019

Location: Berlin, Germany

This year the Firebird Conference will be focused on Firebird 4 and will also include a series of workshops: extended presentations and practical exercises. We want to make it more educational, more practical, and less theoretical.

There will be 3 days, split into 2 parts:

Day 1. Firebird 4 Bootcamp

3 parallel tracks of presentations, focused on Firebird 4 “how-tos”; new features, migration, setup and maintain replication, security settings, tips for development with Delphi, Java, .NET among others. The idea of Day 1 is to prepare a developer for Firebird 4, there will be keynotes and detailed feature descriptions from Firebird core developers and “how tos” from experienced speakers.

Day 2-3. Advanced topics and workshops

There will be up to 4 tracks of extended presentations and workshops. Extended presentations will be done mostly by core developers, giving insights into how Firebird internals work. The workshop is a type of conference, known by people who attended the Firebird Tour; a half of a day, devoted solely to a single complicated topic. During the conference we will repeat the workshops “All About Transactions” and “SQL Query Optimisation” - these new editions will also include aspects of new features found in Firebird 4. Attendees who come to these workshops can send in questions prior to the conference, and during the workshops sessions these questions will be answered.

Organisation, Date, Place

The Firebird 2019 Conference is organised by IBPhoenix and IBSurgeon, and it will take place from October 17th to October 19th, in Berlin, Germany, at the hotel Holiday Inn Berlin City East - Landsberger Alle.


Fast Reports - the leading vendor of the report and OLAP software for .NET/Mono, Delphi, Web, Lazarus, and SAP Netweaver.

IBExpert GmbH - the vendor of IBExpert toolset.


Registration includes attendance to the conference, conference materials, coffee and lunch, but does not include hotel rooms. Please make your own hotel arrangements. You can register for the conference here.


The following topics will be covered during the conference (the list is not complete yet!):

Day 1

  • Keynote session: Firebird on the road from v4 to v5
  • Replication: Configuration and practical examples
  • New transaction features in Firebird 4: where to use new options
  • New security features in Firebird 4
  • New monitoring features in Firebird 4
  • Migration to Firebird 4: New SQL features in 4.0, DECFLOAT, time zones
  • Migration to Firebird 4: New configuration parameters in firebird.conf
  • Firebird 4: Performance tweaks, Connection pooling, and ODS changes
  • Comparing the performance of Firebird 2.5, 3.0 and 4.0
  • The Firebird Butler, An Introduction
  • Jaybird in Firebird 4
  • Firebird.NET with Firebird 4
  • Python with Firebird: FDB driver 101
  • Firebird+Delphi/Lazarus

More is coming, stay tuned!

Days 2-3 and Workshops

  • Replication: more than just High Availability
  • Detailed monitoring of Firebird performance
  • Firebird 5 Features overview
  • Advanced Java+Firebird
  • Advanced .NET+Firebird
  • Advanced security in Firebird: role assignments and the concept of "user groups"
  • PHP+Firebird
  • Operation System Tuning: Windows, Linux
  • Firebird Butler in Python part I., Introduction to Saturnin SDK
  • Firebird Butler in Python part II., Introduction to Saturnin
  • HQbird: Advanced Firebird distribution
  • Fireswarm/Avalerion
  • Workshop - All About Transactions (with Firebird 4 details): Vlad Horsun and Dmitry Kuzmenko
  • Workshop - SQL optimization: Dmitry Emanov and Alexey Kovyazin
  • Workshop - Security implementation: Alex Peshkoff and Alexey Kovyazin
  • Workshop - Encryption How-To: Alex Peshkoff, Alexey Kovyazin

More is coming, stay tuned!