Firebird
for Windows
Also available for Mac

Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard features.

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Firebird Description

Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers.


Firebird is a fully featured and powerful RDBMS. It can handle databases from just a few KB to many Gigabytes with good performance and almost free of maintenance!


Below is a list of some of the Firebird's major features:


  • Full support of Stored Procedures and Triggers
  • Full ACID compliant transactions
  • Referential Integrity
  • Multi Generational Architecture
  • Very small footprint
  • Fully featured internal language for Stored Procedures and Triggers (PSQL)
  • Support for External Functions (UDFs)
  • Little or no need for specialized DBAs
  • Almost no configuration needed
  • Large user community
  • Optional single file embedded version
  • Dozens of third party tools
  • Careful writes - fast recovery, no need for transaction logs!
  • Many ways to access your database
  • Native support for all major operating systems
  • Incremental Backups
  • 64bits builds available
  • Full cursor implementation in PSQL
  • Monitoring tables
  • Connection and Transaction Triggers
  • Temporary Tables

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What's New in Firebird 2.5.3

* New context variables have been added to the SYSTEM namespace to retrieve more information about the current connection and current transaction. The added variables: SYSTEM::CLIENT_PID and SYSTEM::CLIENT_PROCESS for the current connection, SYSTEM::LOCK_TIMEOUT and SYSTEM::READ_ONLY for the current transaction.
* Some limits have increased:
- The maximum number of connections on Windows for Superserver and Superclassic has been raised from 1024 to 2048 connections.
- The maximum number of input parameters for external functions (UDFs) has increased to 15.
* Error reporting improvements, including:
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Firebird Requirements

Operating Systems:

Windows 9x / 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows7 / Windows8

System Requirements:

No additional system requirements.

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