HQbird: Advanced FirebirdSQL for Big Databases

IBSurgeon HQbird is an advanced distribution of Firebird, with the following features: high availability and replication, backups automation, optimized configurations, database health monitoring, transactions and queries monitoring (TraceAPI, MON$, and FBScanner), database structure analysis, recovery toolset, and database development GUI.

Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework

IBSurgeon provides the encryption plugin framework for Firebird:
  • Strong AES256 encryption
  • Pre-built binaries for Windows and Linux, and full sources
  • Gbak.exe with encryption of databases and backups
  • Unlimited license for the redistribution and implementation support
$2499

Emergency database recovery

To recover corrupted Firebird (or InterBase) databases you can use IBSurgeon FirstAID - the best recovery tool for Firebird and InterBase. FirstAID can automatically fix the vast majority of Firebird database corruptions. For big database (more than 65Gb in size) please contact our support, most likely it will require manual recovery service.
From $199

News

How to track deadlocks in Firebird

As you probably know, Firebird Conference 2019 will include the practical workshops, and the article "How to track deadlocks in Firebird" is one of the sneaks peeks of the workshop "All About Transactions", which will be done by Vlad Khorsun, Firebird core developer, and Alexey Kovyazin from IBSurgeon.

To help developers investigate the update conflicts, Firebird puts into error messages the reference to the concurrent transaction – i.e., the transaction where the concurrent update is not yet committed. Together with Trace API, it gives us the ability to track both conflicting operations.

Let's consider the practical steps on how to do it: read the article "How to track deadlocks in Firebird".

08 May 2019

How to track deadlocks in Firebird

The practical guide on how to track update conflicts in Firebird

09 April 2019

Transactions in Firebird

The article "Transactions in Firebird" is the introduction to the basics of Firebird transactions: ACID, isolation levels, updates conflicts and "true deadlock".

04 April 2019

New article: Fast conversion from Firebird 2.5 to 3.0 with streamed backup-restore

The new article describes how to convert Firebird 2.5 database into Firebird 3.0 with the stream backup-restore.

26 February 2019

HQbird 2018R4 is released

08 January 2019

23 More Ways To Speed Up Firebird

The collection of tips and tricks to improve Firebird database performance.

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