Paradigma Releases Valentina 2.4.3

Lynn Fredricks lfredricks at
Thu Oct 5 14:39:04 EDT 2006


October 06, 2006. Beaverton, Oregon-based Paradigma Software, Inc announces
the immediate availability of Valentina Technology Release 2.4.3 for all
developer and business products. The release provides numerous minor
productivity improvements in addition to new, advanced SQL features and
Universal Binary support for REAL Software's REALbasic development system.

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

Valentina business products include Valentina Office Server for Windows and
MacOS X (PPC and Intel) and Valentina Studio, a fast and easy to use visual
tool for creating, browsing, querying and administering both local and
server-side Valentina databases. Valentina developer products are the
Valentina 2 Application Developer Kits that allow for royalty free
incorporation into desktop applications. Valentina Developer Network allows
royalty free distribution of Valentina Embedded Server. Developer solutions
are available for every major development system on MacOS X and Windows:
Apple xCode (C++, Cocoa), MS Visual Studio (.net and COM), REALbasic,
Revolution, Delphi and more.

Valentina technology includes support for Valentina XML import/export,
Valentina SQL (SQL 92 + extensions), native Unicode UTF-16 support,
simultaneous data exchange, transparent file formats, and more. Highly
optimized and unique technology allows Valentina database solutions to
operate hundreds to thousands of times faster than competing database

General features in all Valentina 2.4.3 ADKS and Valentina Office Server:

COMPACT RECORDS PROTOCOL. A new network protocol to compress transmitted
records by an average of 50%.

PACKET VERSIONING PROTOCOL.  Packets can transmit versioning information
allowing improved communication with older/newer versions of the Valentina
client and Valentina Server components.

SQL: DROP TABLE [IF EXISTS]. If a table exists, it is automatically dropped
without an error message; this speeds rapid modification of table structure
without interactive feedback.

SQL: CREATE TABLE [IF NOT EXISTS]. If a table doesn't already exist, then it
is automatically created without generating an error message.

SQL: CREATE [TEMPORARY] TABLE AS SELECT. This feature allows a new table to
be created with a select statement, allowing very complex behaviors to be
executed on the newly created table. An example is to automatically CLONE an
existing table into a new table.

Features in Valentina Special Releases:

VALENTINA FOR REALBASIC Universal Binary Version. The best selling local and
client-server database solution for REAL Software's REALbasic is now
Universal Binary on MacOS X 10.4 Intel.

VALENTINA STUDIO ENHANCED. The visual database creation, browsing and
administration tool includes over 20 fixes and productivity improvements.

Valentina 2.4.3 is a free upgrade for current users of Valentina 2.x
products. All new features have been documented on the company wiki.
Valentina 2.4.3  ADKs start at $199. Valentina Developer Network, which
allows royalty free distribution of Valentina Embedded Server, starts at

 For more information, visit the Paradigma Software website at

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.


Paradigma Software
Ph. (503) 574-2776

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