Paradigma Software Releases Valentina 2 Windows Foundation Database Suite
COMPLETE TOOLS FOR DEVELOPMENT USING ALL MAJOR WINDOWS ENVIRONMENTS
January 16, 2006. Beaverton, Oregon. Leading multi-platform database vendor Paradigma Software, Inc, makers of the ultra-fast Valentina 2 Office Server, announce next-generation suite of components and a complete suite of tools for creating and deploying desktop and network based database solutions on the Windows operating system. These tools are all based on the Valentina 2.1 database kernel.
Valentina 2’s next generation, object-relational database model builds on the traditional relational database model much like C++ builds on top of the C language. All that you know from working with traditional database systems from IBM, Oracle and Microsoft also apply to Valentina-based development. This robust technology excels at ultra fast management of millions of records. Valentina 2 utilizes a revolutionary new abstraction data model: Links. Links are highly sophisticated structures that manage high speed, low overhead handling of 1:1, 1:M, M:M relationships. Valentina Links include ObjectPtrs and Binary Links, new reinterpretations of Foreign Keys. A Valentina 2 kernel document on this system is available by free download on the Paradigma Software website.
The Valentina 2.1 kernel update also includes performance improvements of 20-30% and the inclusion of a free PHP module for Valentina Office Server.
Valentina 2 Windows Foundation is a special version of Valentina Developer’s Network. With VDN (Windows Foundation), developers can develop and deploy complete client-server database solutions to their customers, royalty free, based on Valentina Embedded Server. Valentina 2 technology also supports XML data/schema management, best practices Unicode for international applications, Valentina SQL, 448-bit encryption, transparent file format support across operating systems and many more features.
Valentina 2 Windows Foundation includes Valentina 2 C++ ADK Standard Edition for Windows (available separately for $199), and Valentina Studio Admin Edition for setting up, server start up and monitoring and other database creation and management utility functions.
Also included in Windows Foundation (and available separately) are:
Valentina 2 COM ADK. High performance COM component for building desktop database applications with COM-compatible tools such as Borland Delphi and Microsoft Visual BASIC 6 (and earlier). Valentina 2 COM means you don’t have to use yesterday’s database to ensure compatibility with your existing infrastructure. Valentina 2 COM is also available separately for $199.
Valentina 2.NET ADK. Valentina 2.NET ADK empowers developers to deploy enterprise-ready, database enabled desktop solutions with any language compliant to the Microsoft .NET CLR. The current beta works with Framework 1.1, while the final shipping release will support Framework 2.0. Valentina 2.NET ADK is also available separately for $199.
Both ADKs include Data Client components for simultaneously querying both local databases and remote database servers, including Valentina Office Server.
Paradigma Software also announced the release of Valentina 2 C++ ADK for Mac OS X.
VDN (Windows Foundation) also allows developers access to two years of software maintenance, test copies of Valentina Office Server, reseller pricing on Valentina Office Server and special promotion opportunities. VDN (Windows Foundation) pricing starts at $599, with support options in multiple languages.
Founded in 1998, Beaverton, Oregon-based Paradigma Software, Inc is the leading provider of incredibly fast and robust database solutions for business and development. Valentina 2 technology powers solutions as diverse as graphics applications from major Japanese electronics companies to solutions supporting US public schools. Paradigma Software solutions are available for every major development environment on the Windows and Macintosh platforms.