Paradigma Releases Valentina 2.5 Server and Developer Products

Lynn Fredricks lynn at
Fri Dec 8 12:25:13 EST 2006

Paradigma Releases Valentina 2.5 Server and Developer Products

New Data Analysis and Secure Networking Features Added to Ultra Fast
Developer Database

December 8, 2006. Beaverton, Oregon-based Paradigma Software, Inc announces
the immediate availability of Valentina Technology Release 2.5 for all
developer and business products. This upgrade adds significant new features
to both Paradigma business products and developer products.

All Valentina 2.5 products gain two new SQL syntax features for reducing
complexity in SQL queries and greatly enhancing data analysis queries:

    * PIVOT, SQL Syntax. Create "virtual cross-tabs" of data results to
greatly enhance data analysis capabilities of applications built around
    * WITH-statement, SQL Syntax. A new Common Table Expression and similar
to Views; the WITH statement acts much like a VIEW that is temporary to the

All Valentina 2.5 business products gain both SSL and automatic network
discovery features, with options available for Valentina Developer Network:

    * SSL Support. Built in SSL support for Valentina Office Server and
Valentina Studio, allowing optionally adding secure communications or
disabling non-SSL communications. An SSL Adapter is available for Valentina
Developer Network for $99.
    * Bonjour Support. Built in Bonjour support (a form of zero-config) for
Valentina Office Server and Valentina Studio. This allows automatic
discovery of a database server on a network. A Bonjour Adapter is available
for Valentina Developer Network for $99.
    * Redesigned Valentina Studio. The database creation, browser, query
builder and server maintenance tool has a new, modern, tabbed interface.

In addition to customer feedback, Paradigma Software also incorporated
dozens of minor fixes and improvements.

The technology upgrade is free for all licensees of Valentina 2.x products.
The Bonjour and SSL Adapters cost $99 and are licensed so that VDN
subscribers can incorporate them into their projects royalty free.

Valentina Application Developer Kits allow developers utilizing Adobe
Director, Runtime Revolution, REALbasic, any .net framework solution, any
COM based solution, Delphi, MS Visual C++ or Apple xCode to power their
applications with Valentina database technology. Valentina ADKs start at

Valentina Developer Network adds royalty free distribution of Valentina
Embedded Server, allowing developers to save over $300 per deployment
compared to competing solutions; Embedded Server can be deployed royalty
free. Valentina Developer Network starts at $399 - during December 2006, new
seats of VDN Platform are discounted by $100.

About Paradigma Software, Inc

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.

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