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.

Trace plugin for Firebird 3.x and 4.x

Trace plugin - 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 #36 - October 2022

A complete Firebird package: IBPhoenix is shipping its thirty sixth 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.

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


IBProvider V5.29. Initial support of Firebird V4.


Flamerobin 0.9.7 Snapshot released.


Database Workbench 6.2 has been released.


IBProvider V5.28 has been released.


Saturnin (a Firebird Butler Platform for Python) version 0.8.0 has been released, along with packages with core services and SDK.

Saturnin can now be considered as early beta. There will be more additions, extensions and improvements before the 1.0 release, but the platform is almost feature-complete, and the functionality provided is considered stable and ready for testing. However, some backwards incompatible changes in future releases are still possible.