Paradigma Releases Valentina 2.5 Server and Developer Products

New Data Analysis and Secure Networking Features Added to Ultra Fast
Developer Database

December 8, 2006. Beaverton, Oregon-based Paradigma Software, Inc
announces the immediate availability of Valentina Technology Release
2.5 for all developer and business products. This upgrade adds
significant new features to both Paradigma business products and
developer products.

All Valentina 2.5 products gain two new SQL syntax features for
reducing complexity in SQL queries and greatly enhancing data
analysis queries:

* PIVOT, SQL Syntax. Create “virtual cross-tabs” of data results to
greatly enhance data analysis capabilities of applications built
around Valentina.

* WITH-statement, SQL Syntax. A new Common Table Expression and
similar to Views; the WITH statement acts much like a VIEW that is
temporary to the query.

All Valentina 2.5 business products gain both SSL and automatic
network discovery features, with options available for Valentina
Developer Network:

* SSL Support. Built in SSL support for Valentina Office Server and
Valentina Studio, allowing optionally adding secure communications or
disabling non-SSL communications. An SSL Adapter is available for
Valentina Developer Network for $99.

* Bonjour Support. Built in Bonjour support (a form of zero-config)
for Valentina Office Server and Valentina Studio. This allows
automatic discovery of a database server on a network. A Bonjour
Adapter is available for Valentina Developer Network for $99.

* Redesigned Valentina Studio. The database creation, browser, query
builder and server maintenance tool has a new, modern, tabbed

In addition to customer feedback, Paradigma Software also
incorporated dozens of minor fixes and improvements. The Valentina
for REALbasic release also includes some significant improvements:

Valentina for REALbasic Binding Framework. A binding framework
incorporates data-bound sub-classes of all data handling controls in
REALbasic, greatly enhancing “drag-to-build” RAD database systems in

A 5 Minute Tutorial on Database Binding. A tutorial is now available
on the Wiki, introducing users to the new REALbasic
Binding Framework, including an overview of binding in general.

The technology upgrade is free for all licensees of Valentina 2.x
products. The Bonjour and SSL Adapters cost $99 and are licensed so
that VDN subscribers can incorporate them into their projects royalty

Valentina Application Developer Kits allow developers utilizing Adobe
Director, Runtime Revolution, REALbasic, any .net framework solution,
any COM based solution, Delphi, MS Visual C++ or Apple xCode to power
their applications with Valentina database technology. Valentina ADKs
start at $149.

Valentina Developer Network adds royalty free distribution of
Valentina Embedded Server, allowing developers to save over $300 per
deployment compared to competing solutions; Embedded Server can be
deployed royalty free. Valentina Developer Network starts at $399 —
during December 2006, new seats of VDN Platform are discounted by

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.