KInterbasDB is a Python extension package that implements Python Database API 2.0-compliant support for the open source relational database Firebird® and some versions of its proprietary cousin Interbase®. In addition to the minimal feature set of the standard Python DB API, KInterbasDB also exposes nearly the entire native client API of the database engine.
KInterbasDB is free – covered by a permissive BSD-style license that both commercial and noncommercial users should find agreeable.
This documentation set is not a tutorial on Python, SQL, or Firebird; rather, it is a topical presentation of KInterbasDB’s feature set, with example code to demonstrate basic usage patterns. For detailed information about Firebird features, see the Firebird documentation, and especially the excellent The Firebird Book written by Helen Borrie and published by APress.