JayBird - Java Driver for Firebird

Jaybird 3.0 is a big change from Jaybird 2.2 and earlier. The entire low-level implementation has been rewritten to be able to support protocol improvements in newer Firebird versions. We have also made changes with a stricter interpretation of the JDBC requirements, and removed some parts that were either obsolete or not functioning correctly.

Key points:

  • Support for wire protocol versions 11, 12, and 13 (without support for encryption and compression); protocol version 13 (contributed by Hajime Nakagami)
  • Support for the Firebird 3 SRP (Secure Remote Password) authentication mechanism (contributed by Hajime Nakagami)
  • Support for streaming backup and restore (contributed by Ivan Arabadzhiev)
  • Improved Firebird 3 support
  • Improved and stricter JDBC support (including improved java.time support, and more optional methods implemented)
  • Initial JDBC 4.3 (Java 9) support (without real module support)
  • New implementation of the native/embedded Type 2 driver using JNA (a jaybird .dll/.so is no longer needed)
  • Improved character set handling
  • Removal of (buggy) connection pool implementation
  • Removal/replacement of (internal) GDS API

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 here.

Release Notes

The release is also available on maven(*):

<groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId>
<artifactId>jaybird-jdkXX</artifactId>
<version>3.0.2</version>
  • The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk18 or jaybird-jdk17

Jaybird

JayBird 3.0.2
Date Filename Size Description
21st Aug 2017 v3.0.2.zip 8.7 Mb Source code
21st Aug 2017 Jaybird-3.0.2-JDK_1.8.zip 9.8 Mb Zip for Java 8/JDBC 4.2
21st Aug 2017 Jaybird-3.0.2-JDK_1.7.zip 9.6 Mb Zip for Java 7/JDBC 4.1



JayBird 2.2.13

Release Notes

The release is also available on maven(*):

<groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId>
<artifactId>jaybird-jdkXX</artifactId>
<version>2.2.13/version>
  • The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk18, jaybird-jdk17 or jaybird-jdk16

Jaybird

JayBird 2.2.13
Date Filename Size Description
10th Apr 2017 v2.2.13.zip 10.0 Mb Source code
10th Apr 2017 Jaybird-2.2.13-JDK_1.8.zip 7.1 Mb Zip for Java 8/JDBC 4.2
10th Apr 2017 Jaybird-2.2.13-JDK_1.7.zip 7.0 Mb Zip for Java 7/JDBC 4.1
10th Apr 2017 Jaybird-2.2.13-JDK_1.6.zip 7.0 Mb Zip for Java 6/JDBC 4.0

Jaybird for Android

JayBird for Android
Date Filename Size Description
25th Dec 2013 Jaybird2_2_4.tar.bz2 1.8 Mb bz2