4D announces the worldwide release of 4D Server v11 SQL

Completely revamped server offering brings major performance boost to 4D Server

June 24, 2008 – San Jose, CA – 4D, Inc., maker of an integrated software
platform that simplifies and speeds up the process of creating and
deploying business applications, announced today the release of 4D Server
v11 SQL, bringing the native SQL power of the 4D v11 SQL product line to
its flagship server product. The new version marks a complete overhaul of
every aspect of 4D Server, delivering numerous improvements to power,
capacity, and processing speed. New features further enhance
administration, ergonomics, and internet functionality.

“4D v11 SQL represents over three years of dedicated development, resulting
in a complete transformation of the core of 4D,” said Laurent Ribardière,
president and founder of 4D. “The release of 4D Server v11 SQL marks the
completion of our transition, bringing more power and speed to the creators
and users of today’s business applications.”

With merely a simple conversion, 4D-based solutions now benefit from a
revamped database engine that’s even faster on multi-processor/multi-core
machines in all data, indexing and cache operations, as well as calls to
the SQL engine. Users on the Macintosh platform will appreciate 4D Server
v11 SQL’s Universal Binary compatibility for maximum performance on
MacIntel machines.

4D Server v11 SQL’s performance is also boosted by optimized network
performance and improved server efficiency for remote applications,
particularly in WAN configurations and wireless access.

“I am running our application in 4D Server v11 SQL over a wide area
network, and it is consistently three to four times faster than the
previous version of 4D. This is an amazing job,” said developer Jeffrey
Kain, executive vice president of Orchard Software Corporation.

Managing a server that takes multiple connections from client applications,
HTTP, and SQL has also become easier with significantly redesigned new
administration tools, which allow for live updating and maintenance of the
server, from virtually any remote location. In most cases, user connections
can be maintained during maintenance, resulting in almost-zero downtime.

Stunning new interface features bring enhanced software ergonomics to
developers and end-users alike, with in-depth integration of standards like
JavaScript and SVG (scalable vector graphics). The new Web Area object
gives developers the ability to incorporate HTML content, PDF files, Office
documents, QuickTime movies, and Flash animations directly into their

Taking internet functionality even further, support of JavaScript, CSS and
HTML can be found in the accompanying 4D Ajax Framework, part of 4D Web 2.0
Pack. Representative of 4D’s commitment to emerging technologies and new
standards, the powerful, easy to use suite will also soon feature an API
that will allow Adobe Flex developers to use 4D as a SQL-based data source
for their Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).

“This release demonstrates our dedication to offer users increasingly more
powerful and flexible tools,” continued Ribardière, “Tools that are more
adapted to mobile and remote use, that are more efficient and
cost-effective, and more and more open to technology standards.”

4D Server v11 SQL is available for purchase immediately, with pricing
beginning at $1149. Upgrades and maintenance plans are also available. 4D
v11 SQL products are available for download and purchase at

About 4D

4D, Inc., located in San Jose, CA offers companies and developers an
integrated software platform that simplifies the creation and deployment of
business applications. The 4D product line is used in more than 70
countries by a network of 7,000 professional software developers and
millions of end users worldwide. 4D, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of
4D SAS, headquartered in Paris, France. 4D, Inc. can be reached online at