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JDBC Driver

Jaybird is a JCA/JDBC driver suite to connect to Firebird database servers.

This driver is based on both the JCA standard for application server connections to enterprise information systems and the well-known JDBC standard.

The JCA standard specifies an architecture in which an application server can cooperate with a driver so that the application server manages transactions, security, and resource pooling, and the driver supplies only the connection functionality. While similar to the JDBC XADataSource concept, the JCA specification is considerably clearer on the division of responsibility between the application server and driver.

Jaybird 3 requires Java 7, while Jaybird 2.2 requires Java 6 to compile and run properly.

The Jaybird JCA/JDBC driver is distributed free of charge under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). Text of the license can be obtained from

For more information please refer to the Jaybird Wiki pages.

For the latest released version, see Downloads > JDBC Driver

Full version history of Jaybird is available on the GitHub Jaybird releases page.


Mark Rotteveel: mrotteveel at


YourKit logo The Firebird JDBC team would like to thank YourKit for providing licenses to their YourKit Java Profiler.

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