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Firebird Maestro SQL Maestro Group is pleased to announce the release of Firebird Maestro 15.11, a powerful Windows GUI solution for Firebird administration and database development.

New version introduces Firebird 3.0 RC1 compatibility, support of packages, DDL triggers and some other Firebird 3 features, improved Transaction Browser, new encryption algorithms in data grids, updated data export and data import tools and other useful things.

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Devart company updated its set of ODBC drivers for various databases including  Firebird database.

New Firebird ODBC driver gained improved performance and:

  • Compatibility with Microsoft Visual Studio is improved
  • Compatibility with Microsoft Office is improved
  • Compatibility with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio is improved
  • Compatibility with Crystal Reports is improved
  • Compatibility with ClikView is improved

Check what our new ODBC drivers can offer to you.

Download Firebird ODBC driver 1.2

IBFirstAID 4.0IBSurgeon is glad to announce version 4 of FirstAID: an ultimate recovery tool for Firebird and InterBase databases.

FirstAID 4.0 introduces the new level of recovery rate – up to 95% of corrupted databases can be fixed. Also, as usual, FirstAID 4.0 allows free and full preview of data in the corrupted database. And, FirstAID highlights problematic tables with corrupted metadata and suggest when to use external metadata mechanism to achieve better results.

We recommend users of previous versions (1.x-2.x) upgrade to FirstAID 4, and offer special discounted upgrade to FirstAID for 100 databases for the price of 50 databases upgrade:

Get FirstAID 100 databases for the price of 50 now!

More details and download of FirstAID 4.0:

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Following the updated release of IBDAC (Delphi data access components for Firebird) Devart released a huge update of it’s dbExpress drivers. Among them you can find updated dbExpress driver for Firebird/Interbase.

Among many improvements and bug fixes those drivers received RAD Studio 10 support and now the trial limitation by 6 columns is removed from the Trial version for Win64 and it becomes a fully-functional Professional Edition.

You can already download new updated dbExpress driver for Firebird now –



Devart company released a huge update of all its Delphi data access components including Firebird/Interbase data access components (IBDAC).

IBDAC 5.6 main updates/fixes are:

  • RAD Studio 10 Seattle is supported
  • INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE batch operations are supported
  • Now Trial for Win64 is a fully functional Professional Edition
  • Now at automatic refresh of Detail dataset the OnBeforeOpen event is not called
  • Generating conditions for filtration when using similar field names and aliases in TCRDBGrid is fixed
  • SQLMonitor behavior on using similar objects is fixed
  • Bug with endless reconnection in assigned connection is fixed
  • Bug with editing Blob and Memo fields used in local filter is fixed
  • Bug when working with databases having charset NONE is fixed

You can already download new IBDAC 5.6 now and use it in your projects.

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Devart team is proud to introduce new Firebird ODBC Drivers.

The most significant features in this version are:

– Drivers fully support standard ODBC API functions and data types, multiple server data types and features.

– Advanced connection string parameters provided to allow any desktop and web applications to access databases from various environments and platforms, that support ODBC.

– Full Unicode support provides capacity to interpret Unicode function calls without the intervention of the Driver Manager.

– Advanced data conversion from DBMS data types to native ODBC data types.

– Support for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms provides capabilities to develop both 32-bit and 64-bit cross-platform database applications (Linux and Mac OS X platforms will be supported in the next version).

ODBC driver for Firebird supports Firebird server and client versions 2.x, 1.x.

More details     Download Firebird ODBC driver

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