Parallel Backup and Restore

We are currently testing a version of Firebird 3.x that supports parallel backup and restore via gbak (backup and restore times are significantly reduced). If you would like to test and evaluate this version of Firebird, please contact us.


IBPhoenix have an ODBC connectivity plugin for Firebird that allows Firebird to connect directly to other ODBC databases using the "Execute Statement On External Data Source" syntax. Currently the plugin is available for Windows (32/64bit) and is in beta test.


High performance native replication for Firebird 3.x.


A multi-master replication system for clustering databases running under the Avalerion builds of Firebird 3.x.

Encryption plugin for Firebird 3.x and 4.x

Encryption plugin - More information.

Updating system tables in Firebird 3.x

IBPhoenix have a version of Firebird 3.x that allows you to manually and selectively update the system tables (metadata). Please contact us for more information.

Support for 64 bit Transaction Id's

IBPhoenix have a version of Firebird 2.5 that supports 64 bit Transaction Ids. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about it.

Developer DVD #34 - July 2021

A complete Firebird package: IBPhoenix is shipping its thirty fourth Developer DVD.

This Developer DVD contain's the python tools FBMon and FBOpt as well as the latest version of the The Firebird Book: a Reference for Database Developers - Edition II (upto date to Firebird 3.0) as well as binaries for all the latest builds and installs for Firebird (3.0.x and 4.0.x) plus all the other Firebird related software. The DVD also contains other documentation, drivers, tools, and source code. Also included on the DVD is an application that allows a user to browse and search their own copy of the Firebird support and developer archive lists.

About the DVD · Order your own copy · About FBMon · About FBOpt · About the book

The Firebird Book: a Reference for Database Developers - Ed. II

by Helen Borrie

The Firebird Book: a Reference for Database Developers - Edition II is now availble directly from IBPhoenix in both a four volume printed book format, Volume 1: Firebird Fundamentals, Volume 2: Developing with Firebird Data, Volume 3: Administering Firebird Servers and Databases and Volume 4: Supplement for Firebird 3.0. Authored by Helen Borrie and also in electronic format (e-book) on the Developer DVD or as an immediate download. It covers Firebird upto V3.0.

Latest News


Firebird Editor Pro 10.0.0 has been released.


New release of driver extension library firebird-lib v1.2.0 for Python is available for download.


Sqlalchemy-Firebird V0.7.5 has been released.


Database .NET V33.4 released.


Jaybird 4.0.4 has been released and is available for download. More details in the Release Notes.