Database Workbench 6.5.0 released

Upscene Productions is proud to announce the availability of the next release of the popular multi-DBMS development tool:

” Database Workbench 6.5.0″

Changes in recent releases:

  • Firebird 5 support
  • MySQL 8.3 support
  • PostgreSQL 16.x support
  • SQLite module introduced for full SQLite support, read only support in Pro and Enterprise editions without this module

Database Workbench 6 comes in 3 different editions with different pricing models, there’s always a version that suits you!


Export a Firebird database to CSV, JSON or other formats is a Open Source project to export a Firebird database, show a summary of the database table names, field names, field data types, and index columns. Optionally extract and save table data to a directory, in CSV/JSON (or potentially in any other format), as well any other binary files from blobs.

A subset of the tables and fields can be specified (in python) and the number of records returned can be limited for testing purposes. Output data can be combined or into one or saved in individual files named after the tables.

Stored routine debugger Hopper, v2.3 released

Upscene Productions is proud to announce version 2.3.0 of “Hopper”, a stored routine debugger for InterBase, Firebird or MySQL.

This release brings support for Firebird 5 and bugfixes.

For more information, check the Hopper page at our website.

About Hopper
Hopper is a stored routine debugging tool for MySQL, Firebird and InterBase. If you use
stored procedures on these database systems, Hopper will be a great tool for debugging
these routines.

About Upscene Productions
Based in The Netherlands, Europe, this small but dedicated company has been providing
database developers with useful tools for over 20 years. Slowly expanding the product portfolio
and gaining recognition amongst InterBase and Firebird database developers, they now offer
tools for a whole range of database systems, including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.

HQbird 2024 is released

We are glad to announce that HQbird version 2024 is released!
HQbird is advanced distribution of Firebird, with many improvements in the areas of performance, high availability, development, and more. It is intended for large enterprises and development companies with many Firebird installations, offering performance, protection from various threats, and mass maintenance.

Version 2024 introduces support of Firebird 5, and continue to support versions 4.0, 3.0, 2.5, with various improvements in the engine, high availability, tooling, and encryption.

HQbird is 100% compatible with Firebird, no need to perform backup/restore, you can install HQbird in trial mode in parallel with vanilla Firebird, and switch between instances.

The detailed list of HQbird features which improves Firebird can be found here, and below there are the biggest improvements of version HQbird 2024:

  1. Replacing queries “on the fly”
  2. Plugins for performing external connections with ODBC and MySQL
  3. Streaming/Change Data Capture with ready-to-use Kafka plugin, and plugin-building framework.
  4. Automation support to work with many databases on the server (for clients with SaaS model), with ability to create “replica server”
  5. Multi-instance support, which makes migration process from old Firebird versions much easier. HQbird 2024 is also integrated with Mass Migration Framework
  6. Automatic correction of firebird.conf configuration in case of erroneous configuration.

All features are described here.

HQbird v2024 has 2 licenses (click here to see purchasing options):

  • Per server, suitable for small and medium companies, US$899/server
  • Unlimited License, for large enterprises and software development companies, cost US$13465/year for unlimited number of installations.

Download HQbird v2024 here.

Customers with support contracts, subscriptions, or recent maintenance purchases (within the last 13 months), as well as customers who bought HQbird in the last 30 days, will get free upgrades in the next 10 days.

IBProvider News

Hello Everyone.

We have updated all our components and recommend our user and customers to use them.

IBProvider 5.36.x

  • Sending short BLOB via VARCHAR datatype (Firebird v2.5.1+)
  • A support of Windows XP was restored

LCPI ADO.NET provider for OLE DB v1.29

  • Assemblies for .NET8 were added

Other updates

  • LCPI OLE DB Services was updated
  • LCPI EF Core Provider for OLE DB was updated

Kind Regards, IBProvider Team.

Jaybird 5.0.4 released

We are happy to announce the release of Jaybird 5.0.4.

The following has been fixed since Jaybird 5.0.3:

  • Firebird 5.0 is now formally supported
  • Fixed: Potential NPE when warningMessageCallback is null while reading operations or consuming packets (#778)
  • Fixed: FBRowUpdater incorrectly considers result set with only partial PK updatable — backported from Jaybird 6 (#780)
  • Fixed: Use of offset timezone names (e.g. +05:00) for sessionTimeZone would result in a warning being logged, and an incorrect conversion applied (in UTC instead of the offset) when using the legacy time types — backported from Jaybird 6 (#787)

Jaybird 5 supports Firebird 2.5 and higher, on Java 8, 11, 17 and 21 (support for Java 11 and higher using the Java 11 version of the driver).

See also:

FBPC 1.0.2 is released

The new version of Performance Comparer for Firebird is available. In this new version, the parsing of huge trace files is much faster, along with some other small changes and fixes which are listed in the changelog.txt. This is the first non-beta version.

FBPC is a free tool that can help people to compare the performance between two Firebird versions, or even between the same Firebird version but with different configurations in firebird.conf

IBProvider v5.35 and BIG testing with FB4

Hello Everyone!

We are pleased to present a new release of our OLE DB provider for Firebird and InterBase, which has undergone not only standard load testing, but also BIG testing with Firebird v4, which lasted more than a month. This is more than 7 million tests executed in parallel on a ten-core processor.

IBProvider v5.35

In this new version of the provider, the internal infrastructure has been improved — now the cancellation of query execution also applies to operations with BLOBs.

BIG testing with FB4

The last time BIG testing was done was 3 years ago with FB…

Read more:

With Kind Regards, IBProvider Team.

FBPC 1.0.1 is released

The new (beta) release of the Performance Comparer for Firebird tool fixes some small glitches and improves the usability. The Firebird Embedded used by the tool was also updated to the official Firebird 5.0 release. More details about the changes can be found in the ChangeLog.txt.

A video (recorded from a recent Live, in Portuguese) is now available on YouTube, showing how to use the tool. Of course, the previous instructions (in English) are still included in the distribution.

Download the new version and get to know how your queries will behave in Firebird 5 (or any version of Firebird), before migrating your customers.

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