Create a Firebird REST API in Minutes with DreamFactory

Firebird is an open-source SQL relational database. Once a very popular database, many organizations around the world continue to use it to this day.

Figure 1. Firebird is one of 19 supported databases

Full CRUD Capabilities

DreamFactory's Firebird connector allows developers and database administrators can instantaneously generate a full featured, fully documented, and secure REST API. Exposing more than 30 endpoints, developers can immediately begin carrying out all of the usual CRUD (create - retrieve - update - delete) operations, and can even inspect and interact with the schema.

Stored Procedure Support

Beyond CRUD capabilities, Firebird administrators will appreciate DreamFactory's support for executing stored procedures and functions. This feature allows your team to reuse existing database logic rather than implement it anew.

Role-based Access Controls

DreamFactory users can define highly specific role-based access controls (RBAC) capable of limiting access to specific tables or stored procedures, and even determining what actions a client can take (GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, DELETE). It's also possible to define row-based limits, further restricting client access.

Multiple Databases, One API Response

Another popular DreamFactory feature used in conjunction with Firebird APIs is Data Mesh. Data Mesh allows you to create virtual relationships between Firebird and other databases such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server, even when these databases reside in different clouds. To learn more about data mesh, DreamFactory Academy offers a detailed video titled "Merging Multiple Database API Calls with Data Mesh". We've also recently published a blog post titled Easier Data Marts with Data Mesh.

Real Time Analytics

Because performance and analytics are crucial to modern devops, your Firebird API performance and behavior can be closely monitored through DreamFactory's Elastic Stack integration. Kibana dashboards provide up-to-the-second insights into API key usage, HTTP response codes, data consumption, and much more.

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If you'd like to build powerful API-driven applications, get in touch, or start a hosted trial today! We can quickly set you up with a hosted or on-premise trial so you can experience the power of the DreamFactory Platform.

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