Valentina 1.8.9 Adds Powerful Compression and Encryption


August 22, 2001. Beaverton, Oregon. Paradigma Software, makers of the
Valentina line of database products announced the availability of Valentina
Technology Release 1.8.9, adding significant, new features to all products
in the product line.

Among the newest features are:

ZIP Compression of BLOB Objects. This feature allows BLOB objects to be
compressed using the popular ZIP format, saving up to three to fives times
of space, allowing a much greater amount of data to be stored on removable
media. ZIP compression all takes place on the fly, in RAM. Compressed
BLOB/Text can still be searched, even while compressed.

448 bit Blowfish Encryption. Valentina databases can now make use of one of
the most popular and powerful encryption methods available, Blowfish. A
Valentina developer can encrypt: one or more tables, one or more fields,
entire Valentina databases, or a Valentina database file (.vdb) with
database structure, so that other Valentina based programs cannot open it.

Valentina database solutions are available for Microsoft Visual C++,
Metrowerks CodeWarrior, Java, COM compatible products (Visual Basic,
Delphi, PowerBuilder), REAL Software’s REALbasic, Macromedia Director,
Purity Software’s WebSiphon and all XCMD compatible products, such as
MetaCard and Apple’s HyperCard. A standalone Valentina application (VAPP)
allows rapid creation and set up of Valentina databases on Mac OS Classic
and Mac OS X systems. Valentina 1.8.9 benefits come as a free upgrade in
for each Valentina product from Paradigma Software.

Valentina Technology products are available directly from the Paradigma web
site (, or through authorized distributors in
Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

About Paradigma Software

Paradigma Software developed the ultra-fast Valentina database kernel, the
core of its line of database products for designers and developers. Founded
in 1998 by Ruslan Zasukhin, Paradigma Software has teamed with US-based
Proactive International, LLC for international business development. For
additional information, visit the Paradigma Software website at

About Proactive International

Proactive International, an international channel agency, establishes and
expands computer and telecoms distribution channels throughout Asia, Europe
and the Americas, and provides business development services for Paradigma
Software. Proactive specializes in high profile, Japan distribution of
software products. Proactive solutions include channel creation,
multinational partnering and international acquisitions. Proactive
International solutions can be found at


Paradigma Software

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