RedExpert: free open source tool for Firebird administration from RedSoft

RedSoft, Platinum Sponsor of Firebird Foundation and contributor of Firebird Project development, has introduced the new major version of the free open-source multi-platform tool for administration and development of Firebird databases: RedExpert v2020.04.1.

The new version introduces:a test data generator, database object dependencies, and many other improvements and bug fixes.
Download here RedExpert installation and binaries.

Join RedExpert development
If you like RedExpert as a tool and as an idea of a free multi-platform high-quality tool for Firebird, and if you have experience as a Java developer or tester, or simply as advanced Firebird user, please join the development effort: RedExpert sources are available in GitHub, please submit your pull-requests there, and send your feedback, bug reports, suggestions, etc to Issues section on GitHub.

FBDataGuard 2.7: major update of Firebird moniotring and database protection tool

FBDataGuard was just updated to the version 2.7. Download it from your IBSurgeon Deploy Center account or get trial version from the product page.

Please schedule upgrade of your production system (please do upgrade carefully and plan all your actions).

Changes in version 2.7 include support for modern browsers in FBDataGuard web-console, fixed bugs and improved performance.

FBDataGuard is intended to be automatic maintainer and administrator assistant for important Firebird databases, especially at remote locations and being bundled with Firebird-based software.


FBDataGuard

FBDataGuard is designed to provide stability and confidence in business-critical Firebird databases:

  • prevent outages and corruptions,
  • reduce downtime and performance problems,
  • monitor database health and automate maintenance,
  • provide alerts and recommendations.

Also it can be used for advanced database recovery of protected database in case of heavy corruption (e.g., caused by hardware failure).

A new tool to import data into Firebird

Guacosoft.com has released XMLWizard, a new tool used to import data into Firebird databases. It supports XML, CSV and fixed-width textual files. XML import has some unique features like support for nested XML files and loading data from XML properties.

Beside importing, the tool can be used to compare the data from file against the database and cherry-pick the changes manually. More info, and a demo video can be found at XMLWizard website.

FeedReader

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Version 3.14 beta was released and we can read:

We upgraded to new FirebirdSQL version. This version is faster and more stable.