May 08, 2019
How to track deadlocks in Firebird
The practical guide on how to track update conflicts in Firebird
The practical guide on how to track update conflicts in Firebird
The article "Transactions in Firebird" is the introduction to the basics of Firebird transactions: ACID, isolation levels, updates conflicts and "true deadlock".
The new article describes how to convert Firebird 2.5 database into Firebird 3.0 with the stream backup-restore.
The collection of tips and tricks to improve Firebird database performance.
IBSurgeon is glad to announce the new version of FirstAID (6.0): an ultimate recovery tool for Firebird and InterBase
IBSurgeon is happy to announce the new release of HQbird – advanced Firebird distribution for enterprises, featuring native (high-performance and transactions friendly) master-slave replication, advanced performance monitoring, automated backups, and maintenance.
Firebird Performance Tour 2019 will take place in Moscow (November 29, 2018), Prague (December 4, 2018) and Bad Sassendorf, Germany (December 6, 2018).
We are glad to announce the general availability of HQbird 2018R2: the new version of an advanced Firebird distribution.
IBSurgeon is glad to announce the availability of the new version of Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework: the fast and easy way to add transparent and strong (AES256) encryption for Firebird databases.
The excerpt from "Migration Guide To Firebird 3" is devoted to testing applications for the compatibility, after the database migration, using HQbird Standard tool: FBScanner.
More and more users upgrade to Windows Server 2016 from old versions, and some of them have noticed that Windows Server 2016 works slower than previous versions, even on the same hardware with the same database.
HQbird 2018: new release of the advanced Firebird distribution
The first version of the first chapter of Firebird Developer Guide is available for preview.
The first 200 pages of the German version of Firebird 2.5 Language Reference are available now.
Firebird Project, IBSurgeon and IBPhoenix are happy to announce Firebird Tour 2017: a series of seminars around the globe, devoted to the performance optimization of Firebird databases. The speakers will be Vlad Khorsun and Dmitry Yemanov (Firebird Project), Dmitry Kuzmenko (IBSurgeon), Alexey Kovyazin (IBSurgeon) and Pavel Cizar (IBPhoenix).
Firebird Developers Day in Brazil took place July 29, 2017. Read report
At July 27 Alexey Kovyazin (IBSurgeon) will be speaking at Firebird Developers Day in Brazil. FDD2017 will take place in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
IBSurgeon Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework is updated: now it is compatible with Firebird 3.0.2 and higher.
HQbird 2017R2 is a major upgrade of advanced Firebird distributive (versions 2.5 and 3.0) with high-availability, replication, optimization, monitoring and recovery tools.
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.