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IBPhoenix is the leading provider of information, tools and services for Firebird users and developers (those who develop applications on Firebird and those who develop the Firebird database engine itself).

At IBPhoenix, we are committed to delivering practical solutions to empower your database management and development endeavors.

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Latest EmberWings issue cover

New issue of EmberWings Magazine about Firebird is here !

Beyond technical articles, instructions and tips, it contains interviews with noteworthy individuals, an overview of Firebird's development, information from the Firebird community, evaluations of compelling products, and a touch of thematic humor. All of this presented in a streamlined format with an aesthetically pleasing print-friendly layout.

The magazine is available in our store for free on a pay-what-you-want basis, with half of the proceeds going to the Firebird Foundation. The remaining half is used to finance the publication of the magazine.

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FBOpt Box

FBOpt 3.0 released!

IBPhoenix FBOpt is a command-line tool for optimising Firebird databases. The tool addresses some aspects of the internal structure of databases that the Firebird engine itself cannot rectify, and some issues that survive even a backup and restore with gbak.

Beside optimization, FBOpt can be also used to upgrade or downgrade databases between Firebird versions (ODS structures), convert databases to new default character set, or to create regular gbak database backups with simultaneous restore.

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IBPhoenix is directly involved in the Firebird Project and is also a member of the Firebird Foundation.

  • The Firebird Project develops Firebird RDBMS and Firebird drivers for various programming languages. The Firebird Butler division develops solutions for Firebird RDBMS administrators and application developers.
  • The Firebird Foundation is an organisation of individuals and companies of various sizes, working together as parts of a non-profit organisation that aims to ensure the continued development of the open source Firebird relational database and related products.

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Monthly News - June 2024
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A regular monthly overview of Firebird development

EmberWings Quarterly Magazine about Firebird
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Beyond technical articles, instructions and tips, it contains interviews with noteworthy individuals, an overview of Firebird's development, information from the Firebird community, evaluations of compelling products, and a touch of thematic humor. All of this presented in a streamlined format with an aesthetically pleasing print-friendly layout.

Latest issue: 2024/02

Latest news and articles
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Blog: Why Vertec relies on Firebird database server (German).

Firebird Database Backup
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Tool for regular and comfortable backup of Firebird databases

Monthly News - May 2024
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A regular monthly overview of Firebird development