Firebird 5.0 is released

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 5.0 — the latest major release of the Firebird relational database for Windows, Linux, MacOS and Android platforms.

This release introduces improvements in areas of performance, multithreaded processing (including backup, restore, sweep), SQL queries profiling, with better scalability and numerous enhancements in SQL language.

Please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. The complete Language Reference is also available.

Binary kits for all supported platforms are immediately available for download.

Note: Migrating to Firebird 5 from older versions needs attention to avoid bad surprises, especially for people still using versions older than Firebird 4. For those people, I fully recommend reading my Migration Guide to Firebird 4. Although it was written with FB 4 in mind, the steps and considerations are the same when moving to Firebird 5. Carlos H. Cantu

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