The award winning cross-platform commercial grade embeddable SQL database.

InterBase is our award winning, highly scalable, full-featured, admin free, Unicode-enabled, SQL-standard compliant, cross-platform database engine. With support for a wide range of use cases - from a single embedded device to a complex enterprise solution with hundreds of users - InterBase is the DB engine of choice for ISVs and developers who require a commercial-grade database with an ultra-low total cost of ownership.

InterBase installations can be found everywhere; Trusted for solid, reliable use in mission-critical contexts such as medical, railway, multi-national POS, CRM, and emergency response systems. InterBase runs non-stop, round-the-clock. Lightweight, yet rock-solid. It’s the database solution chosen by NASA for the MARS Rover. So you might say that it’s out of this world!

Consider these easily configurable InterBase features like column-level data encryption, field-level change tracking, user-specific data visibility, journaling, and point-in-time recovery. All of these capabilities combine to give you a lightweight, easy-to-manage, commercial-grade embeddable database solution that is ideal for distributed systems.

Focus on your product, and stop worrying about your data layer. InterBase: Embed, Deploy, Relax!


We evaluated many database technologies and InterBase had the right mix of ease of use, speed, high performance and scalability for our needs.

Valentin Bonev
Managing Partner, Project Manager and CIO
Bonev Soft Auditing Ltd


Easy to deploy, simple to maintain

Installable in minutes, or silently deployable along with your application: InterBase has a small on-disk and memory footprint. It’s ideal for deploying anywhere - either from a Windows or Linux Server (locally or in the cloud), or onto your local laptop, tablet, or mobile. The on-disk, cross-platform InterBase architecture dramatically reduces deployment complexities. With InterBase, your data easily moves between development, testing, and multiple delivery targets - irrespective of the operating system. We’ve built InterBase from the ground up to be resilient and fully ACID-compliant to deliver near-zero admin effort on a database engine that just keeps running around-the-clock.


InterBase is an amazing technology! It has silent install capabilities, requires almost no administration, is lightweight and scalable which fits our needs perfectly.

Juha Piispa
CEO - Moonsoft Oy


Reduce costs and risk, increase speed to market

Factoring in everything from development and product support time to data transfer costs, InterBase customers can significantly increase their profitability when they realize its super-low total cost of ownership.

Developers:As you build your software, a key motivation is that you want to quickly deliver business-ready features to market-on-time and on budget. We can help give you an advantage when you add pre-built and extensively-tested features such as Change Views (to track changes), role based user security, data-at-rest encryption, over-the-wire encryption, journaling and point-in-time recovery. With these and other InterBase features, simplify your development and testing processes to reduce cost, risks, and time-to-market while adding even more value to your products.

Support:Since InterBase requires very little administration effort, and it’s easy to learn, it can take minutes to up-skill your team to support products running InterBase.


InterBase works great because it's a zero-maintenance database, has a small footprint and is very fast

Daniele Teti
CEO & R&D Director
bit Time Professionals


Award winning Change Tracking

Change Views is a patent-pending & IoT award-winning data change tracking feature in InterBase. With it, you can ask the database “What has changed for me?”. and get results that show field-level change deltas - by user and device! Moving just what has changed (the delta) dramatically lowers network traffic and data costs as well as increasing the scalability of your server.

Change Views readily scales to thousands of users, without using traditional log tables or table triggers - so you’ll enjoy significant reductions in disk space and CPU cost. The unique design of this feature gives you the power and flexibility to be more agile in your development processes. You can delay concerns about data movements to a point when you application is more solidly defined. When comparing with conventional change-tracking solutions or methods, Change Views is a major improvement - especially in planning, but also in risky code and database refactoring.

IoTA Award Winner

Data protection the right way

Cyber crimes are continually on the rise, but it can be difficult to precisely measure the impact. It’s not commonly known, but a data breach typically reduces the size of a customer base by an average of 4%. That’s a high cost, which comes in addition to potential regulatory fines, customer care actions, and negative public relations. Think about it for a moment: How much is 4% of your customer base worth to you? Thankfully, you can rest easy with InterBase, with its full 256-bit AES strength database file encryption, as well as full over the wire encryption.

Did you know one of the most common forms of data breach is code refactoring? As requirements change, the usage restrictions rules often get overlooked. InterBase offers a good solution for mitigating such risks, with its column-level encryption that is managed by ISO 9001 role-based authentication. Administrative access is controlled by a special database login for the Data Security Officer, which ensures that data-access rules are precisely managed in the database. The result: when code is refactored or redesigned, the data visibility rules are still enforced.


With over 440 clinical laboratories processing more than 1.6 million medical tests annually (many in remote areas) InterBase has enabled our developers time to focus solely on R∓D rather than supporting existing laboratories databases.

Julio E. Rodriguez
Sr. Software Development Engineer


Disaster recovery that adds value to your application

We all hope that nothing ever goes wrong, but those who work with high technology know that problems arise in the hardware or software. Often, human interaction induces other types of errors. InterBase is built from the ground up to be resilient in the event of power losses and network disconnects. Two-phase commit and in-use backups are merely the tip of what InterBase offers.

InterBase also features Journaling, which gives you both the speed of full in-memory processing and the data security of immediate writes. Journaling ensures that there is no data loss. Ever. The result is that you can significantly increase system performance and scale while avoiding costly round trips to the disk.

InterBase Point-in-Time Recovery is another excellent fail-safe feature. Working closely with Journaling, this feature give you the power to rewind your database to a previous point-in-time. Imagine the peace of mind that comes with the ability to reverse the catastrophe that results from a deletion of your orders table - 12 hours after your last backup! Yes, it’s really true. With InterBase, you can get all of that data back!


Cloud Ready

InterBase is certified for use with Amazon EC2, so you can deploy InterBase into a cloud-computing environment and enable your application to get instant access to critical resources. You also have the option of keeping it local - for higher security and higher performance.


Cross language database support

InterBase supports all major development paradigms - including Java, C, C++, .NET, Delphi, PHP and Ruby. It integrates closely with C++Builder, RAD Studio, and Delphi. When you deploy your projects to any platform, InterBase automatically deploys with it. If you're a Visual Studio developer, you can work with InterBase through ADO.NET or ODBC connectors for easy access to your data.

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