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How does Firebird help you?

If you are a computer technician or a newbie programmer, then you will find this software beneficial. It’s perfect for managing lots of databases at the same time and at a great speed. Firebird is an excellent open-source database currently being used by numerous software developers. It is a multi-featured software that runs on Linux, Microsoft, Windows, macOS and many Unix platforms. 

Firebird also offers many ANSI SQL standard features, great concurrency and, high performance, using an impressive language support for stored procedures and triggers. It is a powerful RDBMS, capable of handling database from a few KB to many Gigabytes. It has native support for all major operating systems and provides numerous ways through which you can access your database. It in fact requires little or no maintenance. 

Firebird also contains dozens of third-party tools with which you can work and there is almost no configuration required. The software has no need for transaction logos as it can perform speedy recovery. It has a robust user community. Firebird has dozens of third-party tools to help you navigate through the software. It has also provided for you a full cursor implementation in PSQL with fully featured internal language for stored procedures. The software has a multi-generational architecture and very small footprint. 

Key Features of Firebird Include:

  • Optional single file embedded version; 
  • Incremental backups; 
  • Has temporary tables;
  • Has monitoring tables; 
  • Supports External Functions (UDFs); 
  • Has referential integrity; 
  • Supports 64 bits.


Overall, Firebird is a powerful relational database that offers you great speed and high-quality output.

What's new in version?

  • Context variables WIRE_COMPRESSED and WIRE_ENCRYPTED were added to the SYSTEM namespace to report compression and encryption status, respectively, of the current connection. See Context Variables: v.3.0.4 for details.
  • Enhanced reporting of errors when a dynamic library fails to load. For more information, see Better Reporting on Dynamic Library Loading Errors.
  • When an external function (UDF) causes an error of the type "Arithmetic exception, numeric overflow, or string truncation", the error message will now include the name of the function.
  • The API now supports passing the DPB/spb item ***_auth_plugin_list from an application to the client interface. More details.
  • Two new context variables LOCALTIME and LOCALTIMESTAMP that are synonyms for CURRENT_TIME and CURRENT_TIMESTAMP, respectively. They can be used in Firebird 3.0.4 and later, for forward-compatibility with Firebird 4. See Context Variables: v.3.0.4 for details.
  • The read-only restriction for system tables was relaxed to permit CREATE, ALTER and DROP operations on their indexes.


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  • Last Updated: 2019-07-03
  • Developer: Firebird Project
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  • File size: 7.08 MB
  • Downloads: 1,611
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: Firebird-
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