Technical Overview for Supported Platforms

InterBase can either be installed as a server edition (for Windows and Linux) or deeply embedded inside your application using the InterBase libraries (on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android & iOS).

Server Edition Deeply embedded library edition

The server edition works with a number of concurrent users scaling easily from one to hundreds of users.

The server edition is fully loaded with all the InterBase disaster recovery features, including incremental backups, Journaling and Point-in-time recovery.

The Library version (InterBase ToGo / IBLite) can be used both as a standalone database for your local application or client driver to connect back to an InterBase Server.

Using the InterBase libraries you can add offline data capabilities to your application and also remove the need to deploy client drivers to connect to the server edition.

If you still need to discover which editions of InterBase are right for your applications, please review the InterBase Product Edition Comparison page.

InterBase Server / Developer / Trial Edition

  • Supported operating systems:

    • Windows (64-bit, 32-bit):

      • Windows 10
      • Windows 8, 8.1
      • Windows 7
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2
      • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2
    • Linux (64-bit, 32-bit):

      • RHEL 7
      • RHEL 6
      • SuSE 11.3
      • Ubuntu 14
    • OS X:

      InterBase XE is the latest release on:

      • El Capitan (10.11)
      • Yosemite (10.10)
      • Mavericks (10.9)

      Note: If you require a certified OS X Server edition please contact sales

    • Solaris:

      InterBase XE is the latest release.

      Note: If you require a certified Solaris Server edition please contact sales

  • Supported processor architecture:

    • Windows, Linux and OS X:

      • Intel x86 or Intel x86-64
    • Solaris:
      • SPARC
  • Hard disk space:

    • Installation files: ~250MB (~350MB for Japanese version).
    • Space needed for install: ~44 MB for compact installation, ~56 MB for full installation.

InterBase ToGo / IBLite Edition

  • Supported operating systems:

    • Windows (64-bit, 32-bit):
      • Windows 10
      • Windows 8, 8.1
      • Windows 7
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2
      • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2
    • OS X:
      • El Capitan (10.11)
      • Yosemite (10.10)
      • Mavericks (10.9)
    • Android:
      • Marshmallow (6.x)
      • Lollipop (5.x)
      • Kitkat (4.4)
      • Jelly Bean (4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x)
      • Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3, 4.0.4)
    • iOS
      • iOS 9
      • iOS 8
      • iOS 7

      Note: The development machine needs to have the appropriate Xcode installed.


Full technical specifications are located on the InterBase DocWiki page.