HQbird: Advanced FirebirdSQL for Big Databases

IBSurgeon HQbird is an advanced distribution of Firebird, with the following features: high availability and replication, backups automation, optimized configurations, database health monitoring, transactions and queries monitoring (Trace, MON$), database structure analysis, recovery toolset, and database development GUI.

Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework

IBSurgeon provides the encryption plugin framework for Firebird:
  • Strong AES256 encryption, for Firebird 4.0 and 3.0
  • Ready-to-user binaries for Windows and Linux, and full sources
  • Gbak.exe with encryption of databases and backups
  • Unlimited license for the redistribution and implementation support
Unlimited License - $1999

Emergency database recovery

To recover corrupted Firebird (or InterBase) databases you can use IBSurgeon FirstAID - the best recovery tool for Firebird and InterBase. FirstAID can automatically fix the vast majority of Firebird database corruptions. For big database (more than 65Gb in size) please contact our support, most likely it will require manual recovery service.
From $199

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HQbird 2022: new major release of advanced Firebird SQL distribution

IBSurgeon is glad to announce the new version of HQbird 2022: advanced Firebird SQL distribution for enterprises, with development, monitoring, and recovery tools.

The new version contains the following new main features:

  • Advanced Performance Monitoring. New monitoring gets data from all Firebird monitoring sources (MON$, Trace, transactions, lock tables, etc) and shows a very detailed per-minute picture of the performance. It allows quickly identifying all performance problems: slow and frequent queries, long-running transactions, lock table spikes, etc, and viewing them on a single page.
  • Firebird 4 support, with HQbird enhancements (multi-thread backup/restore/sweep, etc)
  • Optimizer improvements to speed up your database without any changes
  • Streaming: the new way to receive committed changes from the database in JSON format and send it to other systems, like RabbitMQ. Streaming is based on the replication engine and can process a high amount of records per second.
  • New UDRs: OCR (text recognition), lkJSON (basic JSON operations), splitUDR (fast splitting of strings). UDRs are included in Windows installer, for Linux they should be installed separately.
Download HQbird 2022 here.

Please note: HQbird 2022 requires a new license to work. Users with active maintenance and subscriptions will receive new licenses shortly.
 

26 October 2021

HQbird 2022: new major release of advanced Firebird SQL distribution

IBSurgeon is glad to announce the new version of HQbird 2022: advanced Firebird SQL distribution for enterprises, with development, monitoring, and recovery tools.

21 May 2021

HQbird 2020 Update 7

IBSurgeon is happy to present HQbird 2020, Update 7.

16 March 2021

New article: How Firebird Database Encryption Works

The new article "How Firebird Database Encryption Works" is based on the materials of the workshop "Database Encryption" at Firebird Conference 2019 in Berlin, Germany, presented by Alex Peshkoff, Firebird Project, and Alexey Kovyazin, IBSurgeon.

02 March 2021

New version of Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework

IBSurgeon releases a new version of Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework: the set of source files and ready-to-use compiled binaries to implement database encryption for Firebird databases.

02 December 2020

HQbird 2020 Update 5

IBSurgeon releases HQbird 2020, Update 5

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