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, including Community Edition, on Windows and macOS (32-bit and 64-bit) and Linux (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 and Firebird 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 macOS (x86 and x64) and Linux (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 macOS.