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September 22, 2016
Only 2 weeks left till the start of Firebird Conference 2016! This year the conference has the strong focus on Firebird in enterprises, and one of the key things for enterprises is high availability.  The talks below will be devoted to high availability solutions based on Firebird and practical examples with 24/7 failover solutions.
Recovery and high availability solutions for Firebird, Alexey Kovyazin, IBSurgeon
The session will be devoted to high availability and failover solutions for Firebird: Firebird failover cluster, warm standby, distributed replication and backup to the cloud, etc. We will consider various scenarios of high availability and recovery: typical setups for enterprises, distributed web cluster, central backup server, etc. 
HA cluster based on RedDatabase engine-level replication, by Dmitry Starodubov, RedSoft
Master-slave engine-level replication allows customers to build HA clusters as well as run read-only queries on a slave to reduce load on master.
This session talks about:
– Main features of engine-level replication
– How to configure it
– Synchronous and asynchronous replication
– Practical usage of HA cluster based on replication and pacemaker agent.
September 13, 2016
Jiri Cincura announces the 5.1.1.0 Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

It’s a regular bugfix release. Overview of changes can be found in tracker.

You can download them in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
September 12, 2016
The full schedule for Firebird Conference 2016 is available! 2 full days of in-depth Firebird learning and networking with true Firebird experts and core Firebird developers! Book your attendance now - registration fee is EUR 179, and only EUR 489 for group of 3!

Featured speaker: Jason Wharton, IBObjects
Optimizing queries and transactions
This session will demonstrate how to make effective use of queries and transactions so that your application has reliable record locking as well as smooth performance. There are some potential traps developers can fall into that I will identify and help you avoid.

This session will provide a good overview of the various approaches to interacting with your database. Direct transaction control, cached updates and multi-tier approaches will be discussed. I will also address proper use of generators/sequences and show how to provide an auditable sequence that is multi-user friendly.

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