Embarcadero Debuts InterBase SMP 2009 Database for Embedded Applications

Embarcadero Technologies announced the worldwide availability of InterBase SMP 2009, the newest version of its fast, feature-rich, SQL database for embedded and small-to-medium enterprise applications. The new InterBase SMP 2009 relational database from Embarcadero’s CodeGear[tm] product line provides extra levels of data security, portability, performance, and uptime to VARs, ISVs, OEMs and enterprise businesses.

New security features include bolstered column- and database-level encryption, Over The Wire (OTW) encryption and support for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), which provides comprehensive data security. Additionally, InterBase now has built-in support for symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), making it one of the fastest native databases available. A new ToGo Edition of the database features a small footprint (less than 3MB) to give ISVs and OEMs the flexibility to ship an embedded and highly reliable SQL-compliant transactional database.

“For more than ten years, we have shipped applications based on InterBase to a wide variety of customers,” said Craig Stuntz, Senior Developer, Vertex Systems Inc. “Its minimal configuration and maintenance requirements, combined with real-world experience, give us confidence that it will continue to perform well without the need for care and feeding by a dedicated IT staff. Larger customers, on the other hand, appreciate the SMP support, incremental backup, and journaling features. Performance monitoring allows us to diagnose issues in the field. And its affordable price helps us to remain competitive in our market.”

InterBase is an industrial-strength RDBMS that uniquely delivers high performance and rich features in a lightweight footprint designed to operate with minimal to zero administration. It has been shipping for more than two decades and today powers millions of applications globally. InterBase is most frequently used by developers for building packaged software that need silent installs for embedded and bundled database redistribution, and by small-to-medium-sized enterprises that need a powerful solution with minimal RDBMS support requirements.

“With InterBase SMP 2009, we are introducing high-end RDBMS features such as SMP scalability, high availability, AES encryption and OTW security for both embedded and server applications at a highly affordable price point,” said Michael Swindell, Embarcadero Technologies’ Vice President of Products. “In addition, InterBase can now also be paired with PowerSQL[tm], our powerful new SQL IDE designed to speed SQL development while reducing errors, as well as with ER/Studio®, which provides a complete data modeling environment for analyzing, designing, creating, and maintaining database architecture.”

Additional product features and benefits include:

  • High performance and scalability: InterBase SMP 2009 now incorporates native support for SMP at no additional cost. With this addition, developers can take advantage of today’s multi-core architectures and scale applications transparently across multiple CPUs.
  • Near- zero maintenance: By combining simple installation and automatic crash recovery, along with a self-tuning, self-maintaining engine, InterBase SMP 2009 is very well suited for the embedded market.
  • High availability: InterBase SMP 2009 offers increased availability through log-based journaling for short-term recovery, and journal archiving for long-term recovery, in the event of hardware system failures. Online Dump of database files and Point-in-Time Recovery from archives help minimize downtime should a disaster occur.

For a full list of features, please visit www.codegear.com/products/interbase.

Availability and Pricing
InterBase SMP 2009 Developer, Desktop and Server Editions are available today worldwide through Embarcadero or one of its global partners. The ToGo Edition is currently scheduled to be available in October 2008.

InterBase SMP Developer Edition comes free of charge as a bundle with CodeGear IDEs. A free 90-day trial version is also available for anyone to download. Pricing for InterBase SMP Server Edition (for Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, Solaris[tm], and Mac® OS X) starts at $200 (USD), while the Desktop and ToGo Editions (for Microsoft Windows) start at $60 (USD). Upgrade pricing is also available.

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. empowers application developers and database professionals with tools to design, build and run software applications in the environment they choose. A community of more than three million worldwide and 90 of the Fortune 100 rely on Embarcadero’s CodeGear[tm] and DatabaseGear[tm] product lines to increase productivity, openly collaborate and be free to innovate. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the globe.

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