Valentina 3 Major Upgrade to Ultra Fast Database Released
Stored Procedures, Linux Support and Advanced Server Features
May 1, 2007. Beaverton, Oregon-based Paradigma Software, Inc announces
release version 3 of Valentina Office Server and Valentina Developer
Network for deploying royalty free, standalone and client-server
applications. This major release provides the greatest number of overall
improvements to the platform since the release of Valentina 2 in March
2005, while providing backward compatibility with existing solutions built
with Valentina 2.x.
The following new features were added to the entire product line of
Stored Procedures. Stored procedures allow business logic to be stored
within the database and then executed when called; this is highly
beneficial for reducing network traffic.
Triggers. Triggers allow events to be executed when conditions are met
within a database or database table.
Views. Views are a form of virtual table based on the results of a query,
allowing dynamic glimpses into data stored in the database. Hot Back Up.
Both standalone applications and Valentina Server based solutions can be
automatically backed up and time stamped while running. Mac OS X Unicode
Improvements. Because of improved support from Apple, Inc, Valentina can
access the operating system version of ICU, reducing the overall size of
deployable Valentina 3 components on the platform. Backwards Compatibility.
Because only modest changes were made to the Valentina format, users can
safely test their existing Valentina 2.5.x databases with Valentina 3.
Valentina 3 Server solutions also include features specific to the platform:
Event Scheduler. This allows execution of events on the server to
automatically occur periodically.
User Variables. Server solutions can get and set user variables on a per
Improved Packet Based Protocol. Performance improvements with Server
communications builds on previous releases that allow greater compatibility
between different versions of clients and servers.
Paradigma Software is also announcing new operating system support for
Valentina Office Server and most developer products: native Linux support.
This includes Valentina Developer Network support for Linux targets with
REAL Software REALbasic, Runtime Revolution, C++, and Valentina Embedded
Server, including server scripting with PHP 4/5+ and Ruby on Rails
framework. Core Valentina 3 technology is officially supported on Ubuntu
7.x, SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and Red Hat Desktop, with compatibility
with x86 based distributions running GTK 2.x.
The release of Valentina 3 also has hundreds of minor performance
improvements and solutions to customer reported issues.
Valentina Developer Network solution provider Thorsten Hohage of
objectmanufactur developed an EOF-like database framework that was
originally based around mySQL. Mr Hohage reports that he ported the
solution to Valentina in under four hours. Now large SELECT statements that
ran upwards of five minutes take less than five seconds under Valentina 3.
“The advancements culminating in Valentina 3 make Valentina a worthy
successor to mySQL projects that require better performance for complex
queries. I am profoundly happy over our move to Valentina.” said Thorsten
Valentina database products, available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, are
based on the unique Valentina database engine – an object-relational
database engine known for extreme speed. When porting to Valentina, hours
become minutes, minutes become seconds when it comes to storing, retrieving
and querying databases. Valentina supports all modern standards – native
Unicode, XML import/export and ODBC connectivity.
Valentina Developer Network Platform Edition includes a set of tools for
all supported operating systems of one development environment – and allows
deployment of Valentina Embedded Database Server, royalty free. In
addition, VDN Platform Edition includes reseller options, VDN Platform
Edition sells for $599. Developers that want to build only local database
solutions can license Valentina ADK products, starting at $199.
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