FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRONTBASE, INC. UNVEILS FRONTBASE 2.22 FOR MAC OS X
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA., March 28, 2001 – FrontBase, Inc., today announced
FrontBase database, version 2.22, the first scalable relational database
server available for Mac OS X. FrontBase 2.22 is designed to be the
foundation for dynamic and scalable website and application deployments on
Mac OS X.
“We built much of FrontBase 2.22 in Cocoa for fast, native performance on
Mac OS X and excellent interoperability with WebObjects,” said Geert B.
Clemmensen, founder and CEO of FrontBase, Inc. “Utilizing the Cocoa
environment has allowed us to develop associated and necessary tools as
much as 5 to 10 times faster than on any other platform.”
“Mac OS X’s open source foundation, advanced standards based networking,
and superior performance make it an ideal platform for web development and
deployment,” said Clent Richardson, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide
Developer Relations. “With FrontBase providing a robust, scalable and
standards driven server for Mac OS X, business users can be equipped with a
complete Apple solution from the server to the desktop.”
FrontBase takes full advantage of the amazing Mac OS X operating system.
Apple’s advanced virtual memory system and multi-threading support ensure
that FrontBase can scale to the needs of your applications, whether you’re
running your small business on an iMac, or powering your online store with
a fleet of G4s. FrontBase 2.22 takes full advantage of symmetric
multi-processing under OS X.
FrontBase’s robust, cost effective enterprise level feature set includes
the ability to easily handle very large (over 1 terabyte) databases,
gigabyte character data and large objects, encryption of datastore and
client/server communication, storage-level Unicode support, live database
backup, and multi-server deployment (replication and clustering). These
features ensure that FrontBase 2.22 is easy to use and maintain and does
not require a dedicated database administrator. FrontBase also provides the
scalability and performance required for current and future dynamic
web-based solutions. Point-and-click installation and adherence to Mac OS
X’s directory structure ensures that anyone can install and run FrontBase
2.22 for Mac OS X on their computer.
FrontBase 2.22 is written in ANSI C, supports Unicode exclusively,
communicates over TCP/IP, and is fully SQL 92 compliant. FrontBase 2.22 is
ready to work with today’s standards-based environments.
Price and Availability
FrontBase 2.22 is priced from US $999 to $3499. A free limited feature
version and a free full-featured developer version without deployment
rights are also available. FrontBase 2.22 for Mac OS X can be downloaded
immediately from http://www.FrontBase.com.
About FrontBase, Inc.
FrontBase, Inc. develops and markets the FrontBase relational database
server. FrontBase, Inc., backed by venture capital from 2M invest has
outlined a program of aggressive growth to be a strong competitor in the
relational database market segment. FrontBase, Inc. is based in Foothill
Ranch, CA, with development and marketing offices outside of Copenhagen,