dbExpress Driver for InterBase and Firebird Overview
dbExpress is a database-independent layer that defines common interface to provide fast access to InterBase and Firebird from Delphi and C++Builder on Windows and Mac OS X for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. For these servers, dbExpress provides a driver as an independent library that implements the common dbExpress interface for processing queries and stored procedures. As data-access layer is thin and simple, dbExpress provides high performance database connectivity and is easy to deploy. You can use our driver in the same way as the one supplied by Embarcadero.
dbExpress driver for InterBase and Firebird provides access to InterBase, Firebird and Yaffil databases. It directly uses InterBase client software to connect to server. The driver requires InterBase client to be installed on the client side.
Native Connectivity to InterBase and Firebird
DB applications based on dbExpress drivers are easy to deploy, do not require installation of other data provider layers (such as BDE or ODBC), and that's why they can work faster than the ones based on standard Delphi data connectivity solutions.
Cross-Platform Solution for Delphi and C++Builder
dbExpress driver for InterBase and Firebird is a cross-platform solution for developing applications using various IDEs: RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder on Windows and Mac OS X for both x86 and x64 platforms. dbExpress driver for InterBase and Firebird also provides support for the FireMonkey platform, which allows you to develop visually spectacular high-performance native applications for Windows and Mac OS X.
All our components and libraries are designed to help you write high-performance, lightweight data access layers, therefore they use advanced data access algorithms and techniques of optimization.
Our product supports InterBase server versions 5.x up to XE3, Firebird 2.x, 1.x and Yaffil
dbExpress driver for InterBase and Firebird doesn't limit your choice of the development platform. Now you can develop for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms with Delphi.
Use our freeware dbMonitortool to monitor and analyze all the DB calls made by your application using dbExpress driver for InterBase and Firebird. dbMonitor performs percomponent tracing of SQL statement execution, commits, rollbacks, etc.
Our product is compatible with the latest IDE versions: Embarcadero RAD Studio XE8, Delphi XE8 and C++Builder XE8. It is also compatible with the previous IDE versions since Delphi 6 and C++Builder 6.
Now you can develop not only VCL-based applications in Delphi, but also use the newest FireMonkey application development platform.
17-Apr-15 New Features in dbExpress driver for InterBase and Firebird 4.6.9
- RAD Studio XE8 is supported
- The ForceUsingDefaultPort connection parameter is added