May 21, 2021
HQbird 2020 Update 7
IBSurgeon is happy to present HQbird 2020, Update 7.
IBSurgeon is happy to present HQbird 2020, Update 7.
The new article "How Firebird Database Encryption Works" is based on the materials of the workshop "Database Encryption" at Firebird Conference 2019 in Berlin, Germany, presented by Alex Peshkoff, Firebird Project, and Alexey Kovyazin, IBSurgeon.
IBSurgeon releases a new version of Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework: the set of source files and ready-to-use compiled binaries to implement database encryption for Firebird databases.
IBSurgeon releases HQbird 2020, Update 5
IBSurgeon releases version 7 of FirstAID: recovery for Firebird and InterBase databases, with InterBase 2020 support.
We are pleased to announce HQbird 2020 Update 4.
HQbird 2020 Update 3: several minor fixes and improvements
FirstAID 6.0.7 Minor Update
HQbird 2020 Update 2
The minor update of HQbird 2020 introduces several useful features and important bug fixes
The new article is published: Short IBSurgeon's checklist for Firebird database performance. Please check these basic settings and parameters to ensure that Firebird is configured without obvious mistakes.
The new release of HQbird 2020 delivers significant performance improvements.
The practical guide on how to track update conflicts in Firebird
The article "Transactions in Firebird" is the introduction to the basics of Firebird transactions: ACID, isolation levels, updates conflicts and "true deadlock".
The new article describes how to convert Firebird 2.5 database into Firebird 3.0 with the stream backup-restore.
The collection of tips and tricks to improve Firebird database performance.
IBSurgeon is glad to announce the new version of FirstAID (6.0): an ultimate recovery tool for Firebird and InterBase
IBSurgeon is happy to announce the new release of HQbird – advanced Firebird distribution for enterprises, featuring native (high-performance and transactions friendly) master-slave replication, advanced performance monitoring, automated backups, and maintenance.
Firebird Performance Tour 2019 will take place in Moscow (November 29, 2018), Prague (December 4, 2018) and Bad Sassendorf, Germany (December 6, 2018).
We are glad to announce the general availability of HQbird 2018R2: the new version of an advanced Firebird distribution.
IBSurgeon is glad to announce the availability of the new version of Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework: the fast and easy way to add transparent and strong (AES256) encryption for Firebird databases.
The excerpt from "Migration Guide To Firebird 3" is devoted to testing applications for the compatibility, after the database migration, using HQbird Standard tool: FBScanner.
More and more users upgrade to Windows Server 2016 from old versions, and some of them have noticed that Windows Server 2016 works slower than previous versions, even on the same hardware with the same database.
HQbird 2018: new release of the advanced Firebird distribution
The first version of the first chapter of Firebird Developer Guide is available for preview.
The first 200 pages of the German version of Firebird 2.5 Language Reference are available now.
Firebird Project, IBSurgeon and IBPhoenix are happy to announce Firebird Tour 2017: a series of seminars around the globe, devoted to the performance optimization of Firebird databases. The speakers will be Vlad Khorsun and Dmitry Yemanov (Firebird Project), Dmitry Kuzmenko (IBSurgeon), Alexey Kovyazin (IBSurgeon) and Pavel Cizar (IBPhoenix).
Firebird Developers Day in Brazil took place July 29, 2017. Read report
At July 27 Alexey Kovyazin (IBSurgeon) will be speaking at Firebird Developers Day in Brazil. FDD2017 will take place in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
IBSurgeon Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework is updated: now it is compatible with Firebird 3.0.2 and higher.
HQbird 2017R2 is a major upgrade of advanced Firebird distributive (versions 2.5 and 3.0) with high-availability, replication, optimization, monitoring and recovery tools.
Detailed list of differences between Firebird and InterBase
FirstAID 5.0 supports Firebird 3.0, InterBase XE7, and big databases (100Gb+).
IBSurgeon has released the complete trial kit for Firebird encryption, which includes fully functional time-limited AES256 encryption plugin and demo application (in Delphi) to demonstrate how to connect to the encrypted database.
IBSurgeon is glad to announce the availability of improved Firebird support subscription plans: now all plans include the cloud backup!
We are glad to announce IBSurgeon HQbird 2017: new version of an advanced distribution of FirebirdSQL with native replication, optimization tools, automatic backups, and monitoring.
HQbird User Guide was just updated, not it contains detailed instructions how to setup asynchronous or synchronous replication on Firebird with HQbird Enterprise.
The first minor release of Firebird 3.0 is available: many bug fixes and several improvements. We recommend updating to Firebird 3.0.1 as soon as possible.
IBSurgeon offers Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework - the ready-to-use skeleton with encryption plugin implementation and integration guidance and implementation support.
The new article is devoted to the interesting feature of InterBase - online dump, which can be used to implement fast backups
This short article presents the 10 steps to find the slowest queries in the production Firebird databases with HQbird PerfMon tool (Trace API).
IBSurgeon is a traditional sponsor and speaker at Firebird Developers Day in Brazil. This year we presented 2 talks: "High-load performance testing: Firebird 2.5, 3.0, 4.0" and "Firebird failover cluster"
All versions of Firebird/InterBase ODS
Firebird Conference 2016 will take place on October 7-8, in Prague, Czech Republic. IBSurgeon is the traditional sponsor and one of the hosts of Firebird Conference 2016: we invite you to meet with us at the major Firebird event of the year, where Firebird professionals from all parts of the world meet, learn and discuss the newest technologies in Firebird SQL area.
A new article from IBSurgeon: 45 Ways To Speed Up Firebird Database.
As far as you know, recently released Firebird 3.0 has a lot of nice features, and the most important of them are the increased performance and the high compatibility with the previous version, so migration is the very attractive idea.
Firebird 3 is available now!
IBSurgeon is proud to present HQbird: advanced distribution of Firebird for enterprises. It is an enhanced, fully compatible with Firebird, feature-rich distribution of FirebirdSQL that provides superior performance, reliability, and instrumentation.