The Firebird Project is launching the Technical Task Group meeting next week, where its developers and sponsors will plan the future of Firebird, including version 6. Become a sponsor and participate!
The Firebird ODBC driver is in beta testing, with version 188.8.131.52 available. You can download it and test how well it works with Power BI and other common tools which use ODBC. Please send feedback to Github Issues of Firebird ODBC!
Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 5.0 — the latest major release of the Firebird relational database.
Firebird Project announces the second Release Candidate of Firebird 5.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing on all supported platforms (Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android).
In this part, we'll show you some cool new things you can do with Firebird 5 that will make your database faster and more efficient. You'll learn about better compresssion of records, about cache of compiled statements, and more.
Part 4 of "Detailed New Features of Firebird" covers the parallel features of Firebird 5: how gbak improved the speed of backup and restore, and how gfix and index creation became faster as well. You will also find practical recommendations and results of tests.
Do you want to have a say in the future of Firebird? Firebird is a great, open source, relational database that is constantly evolving and improving. As a sponsor of the Firebird Foundation, you can be part of the Technical Task Group and help shape the direction and plans for the next versions of Firebird. Right now, the Firebird developers are working on the plan for version 6 and beyond, and they would love to hear your ideas and feedback.
Firebird 5 can run on old versions of Windows, like Windows 7 32bit, but it can require the installation of UCRT.
See how to use parallel consistent data reading in your Firebird applications, just like gbak.exe in v5 does: view introductory video, read detailed article and use the sample tool.