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 records.

Valentina business products include Valentina Office Server for
Windows and Mac OS 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 Mac OS 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 technologies.

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 Mac OS X 10.4 Intel. During the
month of October, 2006, new users and upgrades to Valentina for
REALbasic ADK Pro will also receive a free copy of Valentina Office
Server 5-Connections, a $299 value! Valentina Office Server Universal
Binary version was released in spring 2006.

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

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 $499.

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.