This is the implementation of the Firebird data handler for MindsDB.

Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard 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.


Before proceeding, ensure the following prerequisites are met:

  1. Install MindsDB locally via Docker or Docker Desktop.
  2. To connect Firebird to MindsDB, install the required dependencies following this instruction.
  3. Install or ensure access to Firebird.


This handler is implemented using the fdb library, the Python driver for Firebird.

The required arguments to establish a connection are as follows:

  • host is the host name or IP address of the Firebird server.
  • database is the port to use when connecting with the Firebird server.
  • user is the username to authenticate the user with the Firebird server.
  • password is the password to authenticate the user with the Firebird server.


In order to make use of this handler and connect to the Firebird server in MindsDB, the following syntax can be used:

CREATE DATABASE firebird_datasource
    engine = 'firebird',
    parameters = {
        "host": "localhost",
        "database": "C:\Users\minura\Documents\mindsdb\example.fdb",
        "user": "sysdba",
        "password": "password"

You can use this established connection to query your table as follows:

FROM firebird_datasource.example_tbl;