4th August 2022

Firebird and IBExpert White Paper: ibec_StartTraceSession

Read here: Firebird and IBExpert White Paper: ibec_StartTraceSession (PDF download)



22nd June 2022

Firebird and IBExpert White Paper

The Cloud and Firebird: The physical fundamentals of failure or
why it works really well when you do it right!

Read here: Firebird and IBExpert White Paper: The Cloud and Firebird (PDF download)



13th June 2022

New IBExpert Version

New in IBExpert version 2022.06.10:

Improvements and new options

IBEBlock

View all new features here: IBExpert documentation: What's New.



19th May 2022

IBExpert Firebird Newsletter 05/2022

You can read this month's newsletter here:
Firebird Server Performance: When the database server is too slow ...

You can subscribe to our newsletter in the IBExpert Download Center (see Subscribe for details)


3rd March 2022

New IBExpert Version

Please install the current bugfix version 2022.03.08 available in the IBExpert Download Center

View all new features here: IBExpert documentation: What's New.



24th February 2022

Basic introduction to the Firebird Security Database, port redirection and multi-instances

Read here: Basic introduction to the Firebird Security Database, port redirection and multi-instances



16th February 2022

Firebird and IBExpert White Paper:
Advanced debugging event block

Read here: Firebird and IBExpert White Paper: Advanced debugging event block

More examples will be published here during the next few weeks.

Further information regarding IBExpert's IBEBlock feature Event Blocks can be referred to here: Event Blocks.



31st January 2022

Firebird and IBExpert White Paper:
DBEncryption Plugin Delphi demo for Firebird 3 and Firebird 4

The second in this series of Firebird DBEncryption documents shows you how to create a Delphi example and pass encryption keys: DBEncryption Plugin Delphi demo for Firebird 3 and Firebird 4

See also: IBExpert Encryption OEM for Firebird 3 and Firebird 4.



28th January 2022

Firebird and IBExpert White Paper:
DBEncryption Plugin for Firebird 3.0 and 4.0

Read our newest White Paper showing you how to encrypt Firebird 3.0 und Firebird 4.0 databases, including an example using Lazarus: White Paper: DBEncryption Plugin for Firebird 3.0 and 4.0

We are currently working on an example with Delphi, which we will publish here soon.

See also: IBExpert Encryption OEM for Firebird 3 and Firebird 4.



26th January 2022

Firebird and IBExpert White Paper:
Firebird and REST

Read our newest White Paper all about dealing with REST requests: Firebird and IBExpert White Paper: Firebird and REST



18th January 2022

Firebird and IBExpert White Paper:
Firebird external engine and UDRs written in Pascal

An example of UDR functions, triggers and procedures

We have just published a new White Paper explaining Firebird 3's ExternalEngine and UDRs: Firebird and IBExpert White Paper: Firebird external engine and UDRs written in Pascal



5th January 2022

IBExpert and Firebird News 01/2022

Read our latest newsletter!

Topics include:

  • White Paper: 3rd Party Backup Solutions on IFS Servers and why we explicitly advise against it!
  • IBExpert telephone hotline support


23rd November 2021

Performance comparison with the new IBExpert Benchmark v2.0

Following the release of our IBExpert Benchmark Tool 2.0, we have revised our Firebird Performance comparison, which you can read here: Firebird Performance comparison of Windows and Linux Operating Systems.

Win a free IBExpert Developer Studio Edition

You will find the IBExpert Benchmark Tool v2.0 in the current IBExpert Developer Studio Edition (2021.11.16). If you do not yet own an active IBExpert Developer Studio full version, download our free IBExpert Benchmark Tool here: https://ibexpert.net/benchmark/setup_benchmark.exe

Post your results on Facebook or Twitter (#IBExpertBenchmark) and win a free IBExpert Developer Studio full version. Details here: Benchmark Offer



2nd November 2021

IBExpert Firebird Benchmark test result

Post your results on Facebook or Twitter (#IBExpertBenchmark) and win a free IBExpert Developer Studio full version. Details here: https://bit.ly/3pUsajs



22nd October 2021

White Paper: Firebird 4 versus Firebird 3 single thread performance comparison

We have just published a White Paper, with what some may find as surprising results when comparing Firebird 3 to Firebird 4. It also includes a sample IBEBlock, so that you can perform a comparison in your own environment: White Paper: Firebird 4 versus Firebird 3 single thread performance comparison

We are currently compiling a selection of links and documentation dedicated to Firebird 4, which you can find on our documentation page: Firebird 4.0.



13th October 2021

Thoughts on Firebird Performance

A brief paper by Holger Klemt: Thoughts on Firebird Performance.


12th October 2021

IBExpert and Firebird News 10/2021

Take a look at our current newsletter!

Topics include:

  • Free benchmark test and consultation
  • IBExpert Firebird SQL Performance Monitoring
  • IBExpert Firebird Database Server


24th August 2021

How to start with FbNetExternalEngine, by Jiri Cincura

In this YouTube tutorial, Jiri provides an easy to follow guide to install the FbNetExternalEngine into Firebird and create a simple function.

This example is not just for .NET developers of interest; it shows how easy it is to create a UDR external function and connect it to Firebird as a Plugin.

You can find a comprehensive list of all Firebird and IBExpert related tutorials in the IBExpert Learning Center.



18th August 2021

White Paper: Firebird 4 database replication

We have published a White Paper, introducing you to the new Firebird 4 replication feature: White Paper: Firebird 4 Replication

We are currently compiling a selection of links and documentation dedicated to Firebird 4, which you can find on our documentation page: Firebird 4.0.



17th August 2021

Firebird 4 technical specifications

Discover the true technical potential of Firebird 4 databases: Firebird 4 technical specifications


13th July 2021

Firebird White Paper: Firebird 4 and IBExpert

by Fikret Hasovic, July 2021

Read our new White Paper introducing you to Firebird 4.0, along with tips about what to look out for, when upgrading to Firebird 4 from older versions.

Download the PDF here: White Paper: Firebird 4 and IBExpert

You can find all IBExpert White papers here: Database Technology Articles



1st June 2021

Firebird 4.0 has been released!

You can find all download packages here: https://firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-4-0/

Firebird 4.0 introduces new data types and many improvements without radical changes in architecture or operation, the most important are:

  • Built-in logical replication;
  • Extended length of metadata identifiers (up to 63 characters);
  • New INT128 and DECFLOAT data types, longer precision for NUMERIC/DECIMAL data types;
  • Support for international time zones;
  • Configurable time-outs for connections and statements;
  • Pooling of external connections;
  • Batch operations in the API;
  • Built-in cryptographic functions;
  • New ODS (version 13) with new system and monitoring tables;
  • Maximum page size increased to 32KB.

Link to the Firebird 4.0 Release Notes (along with all Firebird Release Notes) can be found in our online documentation here: Firebird documentation
Link to the Firebird 4.0 Language Reference (together with all Firebird Languages References) can be found in our online documentation here: Firebird SQL language references



26th May 2021

Firebird White Paper: Firebird 3 Stored Functions

by Fikret Hasovic, May 2021

Read our new White Paper explaining Firebird 3's stored functions and demonstrating how easy they are to implement in your database development.

Download the PDF here: White Paper: Firebird 3 Stored Functions

You can find all IBExpert White papers here: Database Technology Articles



21st December 2020

We are here for you!

There is still time to order your IBExpert software this year. For payments received today, the 21st December 2020, we will activate your product before the end of the year.

Is your software subscription about to expire? Please check our email reminder, which contains your order link.

Is your IBExpert Software Subscription still valid? Please take note of our reminder to renew your IBExpert Software Subscription, which you will receive by email 4 weeks before your software subscription expires. Your order link is included in this email.



1st December 2020

IBExpert Firebird IFS Server

30% discount on all newly purchased Firebird IFS basic rack servers IFS2020ML with Linux server operating system*

We offer Firebird servers, as they should be. We won't reveal the technology used, but the end result is unbeatable performance, because we know what we need to put in, in order to accelerate your work.

Start the new year with your new Firebird server plus remote maintenance and support. We support you with the server setup and are there for you in case of modifications requests, such as backup/restore schedules or any issues. With us you will not experience infinite loops but direct contact with our specialists.

You can order the latest generation of our Firebird IFS Rackservers 2020 as a basic version with Linux operating system. The Firebird IFS2020ML server basic version comes with 500GB SSD storage space. The IFS2020ML reliably achieves IBExpert benchmark values between 230% and 400% with the current Firebird 64-bit Linux version, and our pre-installed configuration has proven to be extremely fast and reliable.

We are happy to offer further Firebird IFS2020 servers to meet your requirements on request: sales@ibexpert.biz.

We can analyse your current system within a short period of time and offer you a conversion to a high-performance system for the use of Firebird. Contact us and order your hotline credit. 60 minutes should be sufficient for an initial analysis: IBExpert and Firebird hotline - you can order here: https://order.shareit.com/cart/add?vendorid=24948&PRODUCT%5B300766149%5D=1.

* Our end-of-year offer is valid until 31.12.2020 (receipt of payment). Please send your effectual order with all requisite details by e-mail to sales@ibexpert.biz.



4th November 2020

Our new IBExpert and Firebird Forum is online - register now

All questions regarding the IBExpert software and the Firebird database are welcome.

In order to ensure basic protection against bots and the like, we have added a mandatory login authorization for access to the URL.

You can access the forum here: https://ibexpert.com/forum

You must enter the user name SYSDBA together with the default password m***y, familiar to all Firebird users, at least once before you can register or log in.

Once you have accessed the forum, you can then register using your own personal details.

If you need more information about the forum, or have any questions or requests, please contact us at register@ibexpert.com.



6th March 2020

IBExpert Benchmark Tool - Free special version

Compare your computer performance and test the speed of your Firebird Windows server with the free IBExpert Benchmark Tool. ... continue reading.



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