Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL-92 features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers. It has been used in production systems, under a variety of names since 1981. Firebird is a commercially independent project of C and C++ programmers, technical advisors and supporters developing and enhancing a multi-platform relational database management system based on the source code released by Inprise Corp (once known as Borland Software Corp) under the InterBase Public License v.1.0 on 25 July, 2000. Version 1.0 of Firebird was released just yesterday for many platforms including MacOSX and Linux.