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Firebird Conference 2019
This year the Firebird Conference will be focused on Firebird 4 and will also include a series of workshops: extended presentations and practical exercises. We want to make it more educational, more practical, and less theoretical. 

There will be 3 days, split into 2 parts:

Day 1. Firebird 4 Bootcamp

3 parallel tracks of presentations, focused on Firebird 4 “how-tos”; new features, migration, setup and maintain replication, security settings, tips for development with Delphi, Java, .NET among others.
The idea of Day 1 is to prepare a developer for Firebird 4, there will be keynotes and detailed feature descriptions from Firebird core developers and “how-tos” from experienced speakers.

Day 2-3. Advanced topics and workshops

There will be up to 4 tracks of extended presentations and workshops. Extended presentations will be done mostly by core developers, giving insights into how Firebird internals work.
The workshop is a type of conference, known by people who attended the Firebird Tour; a half of a day devoted solely to a single complicated topic.
During the conference, we will repeat the workshops “All About Transactions” and “SQL Query Optimisation” - these new editions will also include aspects of new features found in Firebird 4. Attendees who come to these workshops can send in questions prior to the conference, and during the workshops sessions, these questions will be answered.

Organisation, Date, Place

The Firebird 2019 Conference is organised by IBPhoenix and IBSurgeon, and it will take place from October 17th to October 19th, in Berlin, Germany, at the hotel Holiday Inn Berlin City East - Landsberger Alle.


The sponsors of Firebird Conference 2019:
  • Platinum sponsor: RedSoft - the vendor of RedDatabase and RedExpert tool
  • Silver sponsor: Fast Reports - the leading vendor of the report and OLAP software for .NET/Mono, Delphi, Web, Lazarus, and SAP Netweaver.
  • Silver sponsor: IBExpert GmbH - the vendor of IBExpert toolset.
Regarding sponsorship please contact Alexey Kovyazin (


The registration is open.

Please book your tickets and/or accommodation here.
We also offer a limited number of discounted accommodations (room and breakfast) in the same hotel as to where the conference will be taking place. 


The following topics will be covered during the conference (the list is not complete yet!):
Day 1
  • Keynote session: Firebird on the road from v4 to v5
  • Replication: Configuration and practical examples
  • New transaction features in Firebird 4: where to use new options
  • New security features in Firebird 4
  • New monitoring features in Firebird 4
  • Migration to Firebird 4: New SQL features in 4.0, DECFLOAT, time zones
  • Migration to Firebird 4: New configuration parameters in firebird.conf
  • Firebird 4: Performance tweaks, Connection pooling, and ODS changes
  • Comparing the performance of Firebird 2.5, 3.0 and 4.0
  • The Firebird Butler, An Introduction
  • Jaybird in Firebird 4
  • Firebird.NET with FB4
  • Python with Firebird: FDB driver 101
  • Firebird+Delphi/Lazarus
  • Overview of RedDatabase 4.0
  • RedDatabase in the Enterprise
Days 2-3 and Workshops
  • Replication: more than just High Availability
  • Detailed monitoring of Firebird performance
  • Firebird 5 Features overview
  • Advanced Java+Firebird
  • Advanced .NET+Firebird
  • Advanced security in Firebird: role assignments and the concept of "user groups"
  • PHP+Firebird
  • Operation System Tuning: Windows, Linux
  • Firebird Butler in Python part I., Introduction to Saturnin SDK
  • Firebird Butler in Python part II., Introduction to Saturnin
  • HQbird: Advanced Firebird distribution
  • Fireswarm/Avalerion
  • Got to the Web with CloudaIDE
  • Workshop - All About Transactions (with Firebird 4 details): Vlad Horsun and Dmitry Kuzmenko
  • Workshop - SQL optimization: Dmitry Emanov and Alexey Kovyazin
  • Workshop - Security implementation: Alex Peshkoff and Alexey Kovyazin
  • Workshop - Encryption How-To: Alex Peshkoff, Alexey Kovyazin
  • Workshop - RedExpert (cross-platform development tool) master-class


Please contact Alexey Kovyazin ( with all questions.
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