8th April 2014

English-language Power Workshops: May 2014

Learn everything there is to know about the Firebird Database Server administration and performance!

  • Optimize SQL and hardware performance using IBExpert Performance Tools
  • Find performance bottlenecks using database triggers, monitor tables and trace API
  • Understand database statistics, record versions, memory usage, I/O stats etc.
  • Improve networks and file system performance
  • Find out why other Firebird installations can handle thousands of connections and what to change in your installation to satisfy your users
  • What's new in Firebird 3.0

Subscribe now for Wardenburg, North Germany:

19.05.2014:I Basics for database developers299.00 €
20.05.2014:II Basics for database admins299.00 €
21.05.2014:III Optimising database performance299.00 €
22.05.2014:IV Scripting, reporting & web apps299.00 €
19-22.05.2014:I-IV Participation all four days999.00 €


Detailed course content can be referred to by clicking the above links.
Location, Hotel information: PDF

The number of places is limited!
Should you have any further questions, please mail info@ibexpert.com or call +49 (0) 4408 3593492.



7th April 2014

New! IBExpert Day License

The cost-effective way to provide support to your customers!

Use the IBExpert IDE whenever and wherever you need it. The ideal cost-effective solution if you offer remote support to your customers, need to repair a database or just want to take a quick look at a Firebird/InterBase® database when you're out and about! ...more


1st April 2014

IBExpert has been busy!

Take a look at the current extent of our Firebird 3.0 support: Firebird 3.0 features already implemented in IBExpert.

And here you can view all new features introduced in our regular updates: What's New?

  • Has your license expired? Purchase your software assurance by mailing your order to info@ibexpert.com.
  • Is your license still valid for a software assurance product? Check our license conditions here.

18th March 2014

New IBExpert Version 2014.03.16 available

New features include:

  1. Export data: Export to JSON format implemented.
  2. SQL scripts: various options supporting the OctetsAsHex option.
  3. Firebird 3.0: we've extended our support in many areas even further.

Still not familiar with our new simpler registration process? Refer to details here.

Fully automated update process

As long as you have IBExpert Direct activated in your IBExpert application, you will automatically be informed of all new updates, and automatically directed to the IBExpert Download Center, as soon as they are available. You can find out more about IBExpert Direct in our online documentation.

  • Has your license expired? Purchase your software assurance by mailing your order to info@ibexpert.com.
  • Is your license still valid for a software assurance product? Check our license conditions here.

28th February 2014

IBExpert and Firebird Power Workshops, Karlsruhe, Germany, March 2014

German IBExpert Power Workshops. ... Details
We have not yet set a date for the next English-language IBExpert & Firebird Power Workshops. If you are interested, please mail info@ibexpert.com, and we'll let you know, as soon as we have more details.


25th November 2013

Firebird company training for Software application users

German-language company workshops. ... Details


11th November 2013

IBExpert and Firebird Power Workshops, Wardenburg, North Germany, February 2014

German IBExpert Power Workshops. ... Details
We have not yet set a date for the next English-language IBExpert & Firebird Power Workshops. If you are interested, please mail info@ibexpert.com, and we'll let you know, as soon as we have more details.


14th October 2013

IBExpert and Firebird Power Workshops, Karlsruhe, November 2013

German IBExpert Power Workshops. ... Details


27th August 2013

IBExpert Quick Tip video: Install & register IBExpert on a PC with no internet connection

In case you're ever in the situation that you need to install and register an IBExpert version on a PC with no internet connection, this Quick Tip Video demonstrates how. View in our Learning Center or on our YouTube channel.


5th July 2013

New IBExpert Version 2013.06.26 available

New features include:

  1. Database Inside: analyse and extract data/metadata from corrupted databases, even if it is impossible to do this using a normal connection to the database.
  2. IBEBlock: new ibec_FormatDateTime function implemented.
  3. Export as INSERT: Export blob values as hex strings.
  4. A few minor bug fixes and small improvements.

New registration process

We have simplified the process for registering your license. All IBExpert versions should now only be downloaded from the IBExpert Download Center. If you are not already registered in our Download Center, you will need to do this before being able to download any software. Please refer to Downloading and installing your IBExpert license. You will need to login using the email address supplied when ordering. If you cannot see the customer version after logging in please check your email address: you might have used a different email in the Download Center registration process to the one listed on your order and our invoice, or perhaps your account has already expired.

If you are an existing customer but totally new to the IBExpert Download Center we may need to manually activate your registration just once. So, if you can only see the Personal Edition, after correctly logging into the Download Center, please send a brief mail with the heading Please activate my license to register@ibexpert.com, and quoting the email address you used for your Download Center registration, and we will mail you back as soon as the license(s) have been activated.

You will find more information about the IBExpert Download Center here.

The registration process is now simple, quick and automated, and is described in detail in our online documentation.

  • The free Personal version (version with limited features free of charge) can also be downloaded from the IBExpert KG Download Center.
  • IBExpert Server Tools, IBEScript.exe and IBEScript.dll: these products need to be activated manually the first time you wish to download them. Please send a mail with the heading Please activate my license to register@ibexpert.com, and quoting the email address you used for your Download Center registration, and we will mail you back as soon as the license(s) have been activated.
  • IBExpert Portable Version: If you already have a registered and valid (i.e. still entitled to updates) IBExpert Portable Version, you will need to return your USB stick to us. We will then send you a new stick with newest IBExpert IDE installed. With this version you will then be able to download all future updates as long as your license is still valid.
  • Has your license expired? Purchase your software assurance now at the IBExpert online shop.
    Is your license still valid for a software assurance product? Check our license conditions here.

20th June 2013

Firebird performance recommendations: a white paper

Holger Klemt, June 2013

This white paper was prepared following an on-site performance workshop at a client’s, the aim being to analyze an application running on a Firebird 2.5 database. The company was suffering tremendous performance problems, although the database was only 10 GB large with 50 clients working on it at any one time.

The white paper details the proposals made by IBExpert KG, specific to this client’s issues. We have decided to publish this paper, as we are sure that many other companies could benefit by some or all of the proposals.

Should you be interested in having your Firebird-based application analyzed, please contact info@ibexpert.com. The analysis can be performed on site or via remote connection.

View in our online documentation or download the PDF Version.


23rd May 2013

Live support - worldwide special offer

Book up to 6 hours live support via TeamViewer for only $ 999 USD (usual fee $ 1,500). This offer is available worldwide.

It's all about database performance ...

IBExpert KG is the leading name in software development, architecture, database performance and tuning for InterBase® and Firebird databases. We offer a wide range of services all geared to enhance your database performance and to educate your staff to achieve the best results possible.

Our services include (but are not limited to): Database Training, Performance and Tuning Consulting, Performance Management, Remote Support, as well as Upgrade and Migration Services.

IBExpert KG clients range from startups up to international enterprises. We have expertise in a wide range of industrial sectors including financial, health, manufacturing, military, government agencies and many ecommerce businesses.

IBExpert’s Remote Database Services allow continuous operation of your database application with optimal database performance. We can assist you with database management of performance issues, migration and database scalability solutions. Or maybe your InterBase® or Firebird Server is slow or not as reliable as you need it to be.

Many IT organizations clearly see the benefit of our services to perform predictive analysis or to check for potential issues before the complaints start coming in.

You no longer need to make compromises or accept substandard performance. We can help you!

Call us for further information on +49 4408 359 3492 or mail info@ibexpert.com.


13th May 2013

IBExpert and Firebird Power Workshops, Cologne, June 2013

German IBExpert Power Workshops. ... Details


30th April 2013

Special offer ONLY for our Facebook fans!


Follow us on Facebook by clicking "Like" and you will be eligible to purchase an IBExpert Single License for only EUR 99.00! Simply mention your Facebook User Name when ordering.

Should you have any questions, please mail info@ibexpert.com or call +49 (0) 4408 3593492.


18th February 2013

Are you still using InterBase®?

Perhaps you should think about changing to Firebird! Here is a blog entry that gives you a reason to seriously consider making the change!

We have converted several customer databases from InterBase® to Firebird and all were very happy with the results. In typical cases we needed only 2 to 3 days to convert the database and review any existing code errors.

By the way: since 2011 all new products created by IBExpert KG (except IBExpert Developer Studio, which is still compiled with Delphi 5) are implemented with Lazarus.

We are very happy that we made the step. For all Pascal programmers, who do not want to change their language but also do not want to pay thousands of dollars or Euros per developer every year for buggy new Delphi versions, we recommend you consider using Lazarus. It is free, powerful and if you require it, we can offer commercial support and training.

The open source product Firebird took perhaps 12 years to kill its commercial competitor InterBase®. Where will the commercial product Delphi be in 10 years compared to Lazarus? Who knows ...

Do you want to purchase IBExpertDeveloperStudio to manage the database conversion as comfortable as possible?
Click here to buy now


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