HQbird: Advanced FirebirdSQLIBSurgeon HQbird is an advanced distribution of Firebird for enterprises, with the following list of features: 100% Firebird engine, optimized configurations, high availability and replication, backups automation, database health monitoring, transactions and queries monitoring (TraceAPI, MON$ and FBScanner), database structure analysis, recovery toolset and database development GUI.
In this presentation we describe what Firebird parameters should be monitored and how configuration and application logic should be tuned. We hope it will be useful for those developers and administrators who are struggling with various Firebird performance issues.
For really difficult performance issues we offer the comprehensive Firebird Optimization service.
We have just published the new (completely new!) version of our presentation "Resolving Firebird Performance problems".
You can often see the following question in Firebird technical support groups: "What is the hardware of choice for the Firebird DBMS?". This topic remains permanently popular because hardware requirements differ by tasks and hardware itself changes with time.
Firebird 2.5.5 was just released. This minor release contains many important bug fixes, so it is highly recommended to upgrade previous 2.5.x to 2.5.5.