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InterBase 2020 Update 5

Streamline Your Data Management with InterBase : A Robust and Reliable Solution

Embarcadero InterBase is a full-featured, high-performance, encryptable, multiplatform and scalable relational database for developers who are looking to embed a low-cost, zero admin, lightweight, secure database into their cross-platform connected applications. With InterBase, you get powerful access control, data change management, disaster recovery and journaling, and support for popular database drivers for increased deployment flexibility.

  • Secure
    InterBase provides over-the-wire and at-rest encryption, separate security login, and role-based user security.
  • Lightweight
    InterBase is one of the fastest native databases available, with a small, lightweight footprint.
  • Resilient
    InterBase supports effective disaster recovery planning through live backups, incremental dumps, multithreaded restore, write-ahead logging, and point-in-time recovery.
  • Efficient
    InterBase’s Change Views feature reduces development time, network costs, and server CPU demand.
  • Self-Reliant
    InterBase will just run and run and run! Even with the hardest working databases processing 10,000+ transactions each second.
  • Fleksibel
    Multi-Platform Support. Runs on Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS.
  • SQL Compliant
    InterBase is an SQL standards-compliant database. InterBase strictly follows SQL industry standards

InterBase will just run and run and run! Even with the hardest working databases processing 10,000+ transactions each second, it could be years before you need to backup and restore the latest InterBase database server.

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About Interbase

InterBase features

  • Multi-generational architecture for high concurrency and low contention
  • SQL support, including support for stored procedures and triggers
  • Support for both Windows and Linux platforms
  • Advanced data encryption and authentication capabilities
  • Support for both local and remote access
  • Support for high availability and disaster recovery
  • Support for both client-server and embedded deployment

InterBase is used by organisations to develop and deploy robust and secure database applications, this is a popular choice among developers and organisations that are looking for an efficient and reliable database management system.

Everything a SQL Database should be

Secure

Attacks on databases and data loss can be costly and lead to loss of customers’ trust (and business), regulatory action, and heavy fines. InterBase provides over-the-wire and at-rest encryption, separate security login, and role-based user security. InterBase maintains full on-disk encryption while adding negligible overhead to database speed and performance.

  • Cross-Platform Encryption. InterBase supports encryption over the wire between the server and clients and data at rest (DES and AES 256-bit encryption). InterBase encryption is built in as part of its cross-platform single file format.
  • Separate Security Login. Data visibility is defined by a specialist login to the database (SYSDSO) with a column-level granularity that ensures even developers cannot bypass encryption to view and search for sensitive data.
  • Reduced Risk. Built-in granular column-level encryption drastically reduces the risk of data breaches through requirement changes and product refactoring as your data layer (and not your application) manages data visibility.
  • Role-Based User Security. Define user security roles that align with job roles (Accountant, Accounts Manager, Sales, HR, etc.) to easily add or remove access to data and change tracking across your system.
  • Encrypted Backups. InterBase also supports a backup-specific encryption key that allows an encrypted backup to be created and answers the needs of those requiring command-line backups to be run via scheduling.
When you need a reliable embedded database trust InterBase.

Lightweight

InterBase is one of the fastest native databases available, with a small, lightweight footprint. InterBase leverages today’s multicore CPUs and multi-CPU systems, combined with a unique versioning approach and advanced disk I/O caching, to retrieve and update your data blazingly fast.

  • Small footprint. In its smallest distribution, InterBase is only a few megabytes. The small on-disk footprint and in-memory requirements make it ideal for any device requiring a commercial-grade embeddable database engine.
  • Fast Install. InterBase server installs completely in seconds with an embeddable installer to allow for silent installation of server and client drivers. When it comes to InterBase ToGo, no installation is required! Just deploy the InterBase libraries along with your application.
  • Faster Data. InterBase’s Change Views improve data speed and scalability by dramatically reducing the amount of data moved and lowering data costs, network traffic, server CPU demand, and disk I/O.
  • Write-Ahead Logging. Journaling provides the security of immediately writing changes to disk with the benefits of a full in-memory database system. Enable journaling through a single line of SQL without any changes in your application.
Interbase is lightweight.

Resilient

Your app and business run on data, making database disaster recovery a critical feature. Interbase supports effective disaster recovery planning through live backups, incremental dumps, multithreaded restore, write-ahead logging, and point-in-time recovery. The database can be backed up via the command line, our admin tools, via code using the backup APIs, or the ODBC driver GUI.

  • Live Backups. InterBase’s multi-versioning architecture enables backup snapshots while users are still connected and changing the database.
  • Distinguished Data Dumps. Distinguished data dumps quickly create a read-only copy of your database. In a DR scenario, switching the database to read/write is faster than waiting for a restore. First-time setups create a complete copy of the database, while subsequent runs update the copy with only the changes to the primary database.
  • Fast Restores. InterBase restores using multiple threads on multiple processors to ensure the fastest possible recovery of the database and indexes.
  • Write-Ahead Logging. InterBase’s journaling provides the security of immediately writing changes to disk, with the benefits of a full in-memory database system. Enable journaling with a single line of SQL.
  • Point-in-Time Recovery. Quickly revert the database to any second in time using journal archives. Journal archives can be stored off the device to provide a fast recovery even if the backup hasn’t run.
InterBase is resilient.

Efficient

InterBase’s Change Views feature reduces development time, network costs, and server CPU demand associated with other replication methods that rely on traditional change-tracking methods. As a result, development teams benefit from cost savings, time savings, and improved user experience.

  • Log-less replication. InterBase’s Change Views eliminate common scalability issues associated with log tables and time-stamp fields.
  • Secure Data Change Subscriptions. Once a device is granted rights and subscribed to specific tables or columns of data, it tracks what is changing at the field level for that subscription. This simple model enables access to data changes to be securely managed and easily scaled out with less code to develop, refactor, build, and test.
  • The Most Secure Change Tracking Available. Change Views not only makes it easy to identify what has changed, but it also controls who can track those changes and prevents others from even guessing at data changes.
  • Easily Fetch Data Deltas. Change Views provides just the field-level deltas of what has changed, allowing developers to give detailed analysis back to the end user while lowering data-movement costs. Change Views data can be queried via SQL before syncing to ensure you never end up with a surprise data bill.
InterBase is efficient.

SQL Compliant

InterBase is an SQL standards-compliant database. InterBase strictly follows SQL industry standards. It supports Unicode and is ideal for any character set globally. It offers multiple-join Unicode, real-time event alerts and our patent-pending Change Views’ SQL-based change tracking.

  • Change Views. Change Views speeds up applications and lowers network traffic and costs by identifying and fetching only the changes made to the database. Read the Change Views white paper.
  • Multigenerational Architecture. Connects with consistent database snapshots, ensures readers don’t block writers from making changes and increases scalability.
  • Event Alerts. InterBase Events enable a real-time alert to connected clients when a change is committed. This saves on CPU-intensive database polling and increases database scalability.
  • Customisable. Easily customise InterBase with custom field types, stored procedures, custom exceptions and triggers. Customisation helps automate database logic, data transformation and easy maintenance.
  • Generators. Generators allow you to fetch sequential numbers that are typically used for primary keys. InterBase will not assign duplicate keys. Generators enable InterBase to produce key values centrally in the database.
 SQL compliant.

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What’s new in InterBase 2020 Update 5?

InterBase is a powerful, zero-administration, small-footprint database engine that can power your server and even run on your mobile devices as an embedded database. The InterBase 2020 release adds a number of new features, including tablespaces support for InterBase, allowing for better performance on servers with multiple data-storage options.

IBConsole UX Redesigned

InterBase 2020 Update 5 includes a brand new release of IBCconsole, which is a significant update of the tool compared to the past. The changes encompass IBConsole appearance and functionality and have the goal to improve its usability and make it look and behave in a more modern way.

General Quality Improvements

InterBase 2020 Update 5 also includes other relevant changes:

  • InterBase IBToGo support for iOS Simulator running in ARM64 (Apple Silicon), matching the Delphi target platform
  • OpenSSL updated to 1.1.1 for all primary supported platforms
  • Parameterized queries can use parameters in expressions with concatenation and arithmetic operators, also within CAST()
  • The gstat tool now provides more statistics about blobs, including the blob count per table at various levels
  • The release also included fixes for relevant customer reported issues

More Information on InterBase

InterBase is a powerful, zero-administration, small footprint database engine that can power your server and even run on your mobile devices as an embedded database. InterBase 2020 added a number of new features, including tablespaces support for InterBase server, new OS platform support for embedded versions, enhanced performance monitoring, SQL optimizations and more. 

You can find more information on InterBase and the 2020 at the following links:

If you are an existing customer, the new version of the product is available on https://my.embarcadero.com (where you can download the patch kits or the complete installers for Update 5, for both Windows and Linux), otherwise you can download the trial version at https://www.embarcadero.com/products/interbase/developer/free-download 

System

System requirements for InterBase

InterBase Developer Edition and Server Edition

Supported operating systems for InterBase:

Windows (64-bit and 32-bit)

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8, 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2022
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2

Linux (64-bit and 32-bit)

  • RHEL 8
  • SuSE 11.3
  • Ubuntu 20
  • Ubuntu 18
  • Ubuntu 16

Supported processor architecture

Windows and Linux

  • Intel x86 or Intel x86-64

Hard disk space

  • Installation files: ~250MB (~350MB for the Japanese version)
  • Space needed for install
    ~46 MB for Client Only installation.
    ~117 MB for Server and Client installation.

InterBase ToGo Edition

Supported operating systems

Windows (64-bit and 32-bit)

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8, 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2

Linux (64-bit and 32-bit)

  • RHEL 8
  • SuSE 11.3
  • Ubuntu 14
  • Ubuntu 16

macOS

  • Monterey (12)
  • Big Sur (11)
  • Catalina (10.15)

Android

  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • Pie (9.x)
  • Oreo (8.x)

iOS

  • iOS 17
  • iOS 16
  • iOS 15
  • iOS 14

SERVER/CLIENT COMPATIBILITY

InterBase 2020 server is certified to work with a compatible InterBase 2020 client. Since there are no breaking API changes, earlier versions clients may also work with the current version of the server.

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Interbase 2020 is offered in four editions to cover all needs; IBLite, ToGo Edition, Desktop Edition and Server Edition.

Server Edition

InterBase Server Edition is a cost-effective, zero administration, lightweight, but powerful, embeddable database for your business-critical applications. As your organisation grows, InterBase Server scales with you. InterBase Server allows hundreds of simultaneous users to connect to a single database. You can start with 8 CPUs/cores and a single user but can add up to 32 cores and unlimited users. In addition to providing local RDBMS capabilities, the server edition allows remote connections for increased flexibility. The server provides AES data encryption and SSL communication for more security and access control. Perfect for Enterprises, ISVs, OEMs and VARs who need to embed a database into their applications.

Supported platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris

ToGo Edition in InterBase

InterBase ToGo Edition is a full-featured embeddable database that runs in a stand-alone environment but allows deployment of applications which directly utilise the InterBase engine DLLs. With no separate database server process running, the database engine executes in the application process space providing an extremely small footprint. Together with other key features such as high security, zero administration and simple installation, verion XE3 ToGo is an incredible solution for VARs, OEMs and ISVs.

Supported platforms: Windows, Mac OS X

Desktop Edition

InterBase Desktop Edition provides you with a great embeddable solution for stand-alone single-user applications. Desktop Edition offers SQL RDBMS capabilities for local connection from multiple applications and scales to 4 CPUs/Cores while providing you with all the features, including a small operational footprint, AES data encryption for more security, high availability and performance, and zero administration. Perfect for small to mid-size ISVs, OEMs and VARs who need to embed a database into their applications.

Supported platforms: Windows

IBLite Edition

Do you want a zero-admin, ACID-compliant, lightweight and fast database that is run-time-royalty free? Would you like the flexibility to supercharge the database even after deployment with powerful extras, such as encryption and additional disk space? Ideal for free applications and those applications that want to offer encryption as an extra, IBLite is a binary-compatible version of InterBase ToGo that can easily be upgraded by simply changing the license file! IBLite is available with Delphi and C++Builder (Professional with Mobile and above), RAD Studio (all editions) and Appmethod.

See the Feature Matrix for a more detailed comparison.

Support

InterBase Support

It is possible to buy support and maintenance with all Embarcadero products. Embarcadero support and help can be found at the following links:

Alfsoft provides technical first-line support to all Embarcadero customers. Please describe your problem as detailed as possible when contacting our support. Remember to always inform about your product version and your operating system (both platform and version). You find instructions for support here (https://www.alfasoft.com/en/support.html).