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REAL Software Announces REAL Server 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, California, USA (January 6, 2009) — REAL Software, creator
of REALbasic, a cross-platform software development environment, announced
today at the Macworld Conference and Expo that REAL Server 2009, their
cross-platform, multi-user database server will be shipping in February.
REAL Server 2009 boasts many new features as well as increased performance
and scalability. REAL Server 2009 includes:

* New Architecture: REAL Server 2009 has a new, completely re-engineered
event-based asynchronous architecture.

* MVCC: REAL Server now includes Multi Version Concurrency Control which
eliminates transaction locking and, as a result, dramatically increases
concurrency and scalability. MVCC is typically found only in high-end
database servers, like Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.

* Plugins: REAL Server 2009 will support external plugins which allow you
to both extend the SQL language as well as put your business logic on the
server. REAL Server also supports all of the standard SQLite extensions.

* Restore Points: You can restore databases from a backup or from a restore
log file, so your mistakes, even a DELETE * from Table command, can be
recovered with just a click.

* REAL Server 2009 also includes server-side cursors and client messaging.

* Greater Scalability: Testing with a preliminary version of the server
shows that the REAL Server 2009 can handle more than 10,000 concurrent
connections. Other servers require complex load balancing and multiple
servers to handle the same load.

“We have doubled the scalability of REAL Server with this latest release,”
commented Geoff Perlman, REAL Software’s Founder and CEO. “It’s a great
database server for the web. We depend on it for our entire website and our
order system.”

REAL Server will be available for purchase in February 2009. The REAL
Server Developer Edition is completely free of charge and enables
developers to create an application based on REAL Server without paying any
fees until they are ready to deploy their application. REAL Server is
available for $500. Five-server packs are available for $2,000 and
ten-server packs are available for $3,000. An unlimited deployment license
is available for $9,000 per year. For more information about REAL Server,
please visit (

About REALbasic

REALbasic is a full-featured software development environment suited to
creating a wide range of applications, from utilities to enterprise-class
applications. REALbasic Personal Edition for Windows or Mac is priced at
$100. REALbasic for Linux Personal Edition is offered for free. REALbasic
Professional Edition, required for cross-platform deployment, is $500. All
versions of REALbasic are now available and can be downloaded directly from
REAL Software at (

About REAL Server

REAL Server is a cross-platform multi-user database server. REAL Server
provides REALbasic users the ability to create secure, robust database
applications more quickly and effectively than any other database server.
Designed for use with REALbasic 2006 or later, more information, including
a list of the major features for REAL Server, can be found
at (

About REAL Software

REAL Software provides REALbasic and REAL SQL Server for developers who
want to create and deliver cross-platform software for Windows, Macintosh
and Linux. REAL Software was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin. For
more information visit ( call 512.328.7325.

Visit REAL Software at Macworld Expo in San Francisco from January 6th –
9th in booth #3428.

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