Firebird,the sexy RDBMS ;-)
Dr. Dobbs published a review of the new Delphi 2010, and mentions the new official support for Firebird:
RAD Studio 2010 database drivers have also been updated to support the latest well-known name SQL DBMS’s including IBM DB2 8, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, MySQL 5.1 and Oracle 11g. Also added to this release is support for the sexy, high-performance, open-source Firebird 1.5 RDBMS, showing that Embarcadero is hip with the times by not standing idle with just supporting updates for the entrenched players.
blame Dr. Bobb, because Feature Matrix of Delphi 2010 contains reference to the dbExpress driver for the Firebird 1.5 and 2.1.
So, Dr.Bobb simply missed the key point.