A Christmas gift is coming?

Ho Ho Ho… One of the Santa’s reindeers told us that we may find a nice Christmas gift in the following days. Firebird 4 Beta 1 should arrive with the replication engine ready for testing! Stay tuned for more news…

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We need new maintainers for Firebird SQL Ruby and Active Record drivers

We need new maintainers for Firebird SQL Ruby and Active Record drivers

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HQbird 2018 R3 is released

HQbird Firebird logoIBSurgeon is happy to announce the new release of HQbird – advanced Firebird distribution for enterprises, with the following features: native (high-performance and transactions friendly) master-slave replication, improved performance, advanced performance monitoring, automated backups, proper maintenance.
HQbird is 100% compatible with Firebird, it does not require backup/restore to move between HQbird and community Firebird.

This release includes many new features and improvements:

Advanced support of DDL during the replication

  • Automatic configuration:
    • operative and archive logs are created and registered automatically in replication configuration and Cloud Backup jobs
    • Windows installer has the option to install a replica with pre-configured database instance.
    • Improved automatic database re-initialization
  • The Pool of Execute On External connections now is available in Firebird 3.0 (as it was in 2.5) which included to HQbird – greatly increases stability and speed of Execute On External statements. The pool can be reviewed and controlled by SQL commands
  • New monitoring options:
    • Performance Summary to see cumulative reads/writes/fetches and SQL Ping to monitor database response
    • Detailed information about all temporary files in Firebird
  • Indices statistics job now recalculates all indices in AUTO mode (recommended to set it to run once per week)
  • Automatic upgrade now is also in Linux installer, as it was in Windows – if you already had HQbird installed, Linux installer will update it correctly without reinstallation
  • New context variable indicating is it master or replica RDB$GET_CONTEXT(‘SYSTEM’, ‘REPLICA’)
  • Fixes in the interface: icons, sorting order of graphs, etc

Download HQbird 2018 R3 and upgrade your existing version!
If you have a valid Firebird Support Service agreement or active Maintenance subscription, our technicians will contact you to perform the upgrade.

Please note that all licenses are compatible with HQbird 2017 and HQbird 2018.

Also, If you already tried HQbird and need a new trial – please send the request to support@ib-aid.com

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Migration Guide to FB 3 – Cyber Monday promotion!

From today up to 26-November, the Migration Guide to Firebird 3 eBook (PDF version) is being sold for USD 12 instead of USD 16. The promotion is valid only for payments done using Paypal.

If you haven’t moved to Firebird 3 yet, this is a great chance to buy the Migration Guide for a lower price, and save you some hours of headache.

Click here for more information and to buy it online.

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RAD Studio 10.3 support for FB 3

RAD Studio 10.3 (Rio) was released today, and includes updated FireDac components with official support to Firebird 3. Check all the new features here.

Improvements for Firebird

  • Support for Firebird v 3.0, including new:
    • local connection protocol.
    • FB$OUT package.
    • isc_database_info() information items.
    • Statistics feature in gbak output.
    • Support for statement length > 64Kb.
  • New TFDFBOnlineValidate component.
  • New GUIDEndian=Little|Big connection parameters.
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