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Firebird is an open source client/server RDBMS (Relational Database Management System). It was based on an open source version of InterBase but has grown beyond that.

Delphi Support

Native InterBase components generally work well with Firebird but as Interbase and Firebird diverge in the future this may not be the case.

3rd Party Firebird Tools & Components

AnyDAC

High-speed, universal, direct data access Delphi components for Firebird, Interbase, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, SQL Anywhere, dbExpress and ODBC data sources, and more, that simplifies the task of building Delphi, C++Builder and FPC database applications.

http://www.da-soft.com/anydac/

IBExpert

A database development tool for Interbase and Firebird. There is a free personal version and a more functional commercial version with an available trial.

http://www.ibexpert.com

IB Objects

IB Objects are a suite of native VCL components for direct access to Interbase or Firebird. One thing that is very cool with this package is that you can switch from the BDE to direct Interbase/Firebird connectivity in no time.

http://www.ibobjects.com '

InterBase Data Access Components (IBDAC)

IBDAC from Devart is a library of components that provides access to InterBase, Firebird, and Yaffil database servers. IBDAC uses the InterBase client directly to connect to the server.

http://www.devart.com/ibdac/

Universal Data Access Components (UniDAC)

Universal tool for Delphi developers with access to various databases and clouds for building high-performance applications for desktop and mobile platforms.

https://www.devart.com/unidac/

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