Valentina 2.3 Released
BREAKTHROUGH SPEED ON JOINS; NEW SQL COMMANDS
April 11, 2006. Beaverton, Oregon. Leading multi-platform database vendor
Paradigma Software, Inc, makers of the ultra-fast Valentina 2 Office
Server, announce the shipping of Valentina 2.3.
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 records. Valentina is not another in-memory database but a true
disk based DBMS.
Valentina 2.3 includes a dramatic leap forward in speed for database JOINS
(including data from two or more database tables) with a new breakthrough
algorithm. In a comparative analysis in base configurations between
Valentina and MS SQL Server 2000 on Windows, on joins of 5,000,000 and
20,000,000 record test databases, Valentina was between 2-6 times faster
than MS SQL Server. Based on file structural differences of even larger
databases, Valentina 2.3 can be 50-100 times faster or more (MS Server,
mySQL, PostGre, SQLite and Oracle have the same file based limitations),
depending on the record size of a table.
Valentina 2.3 also includes the following new features and improvements:
Improved speed and performance in Add Record commands.
New SHOW commands: SHOW TABLES, SHOW COLUMNS, and SHOW PROPERTIES. These
return the database structure as a cursor.
New test projects. Performance oriented test projects are now available for
Valentina for REALbasic, Valentina.net and Valentina for Director.
New VB.net examples! 60 demonstration projects show key Valentina methods
for VB.net developers using either the 1.1 or 2.0 .net frameworks.
In support of Apple’s Intel-based Macintosh systems, Valentina 2.3
Technology Release includes Valentina 2.2 ADK C++ Universal Binary for Mac
OS X, and a universal binary version of Valentina Studio.
Valentina 2.3 improvements are available in all versions of Valentina
Office Server and ADKs for COM (VB 6, Delphi), .net (VB 2005), Macromedia
Director, Runtime Revolution and REALbasic, as well as Embedded Server (a
part of Valentina Developer Network).
Valentina Studio, the browser, query, and administration tool was updated
to version 2.3fc16, including support for the new Valentina 2.3 file format.
During the month of April 2006, Valentina for REALbasic ADK Pro will also
receive a copy of Valentina Office Server (five connections) at no added
cost — including new seats and upgrades. Valentina Office Server is a
business ready database server, ready for your network or your website.
ADK Standard Edition ADKs start at $199; VDN pricing begins at $499. Owners
of the 2.x versions of the products receive a free upgrade to 2.3.
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