Paradigma Software announces the release of Valentina DB 4.2, the
ultra fast columnar database for business and developers, and
Valentina Reports 4.2, the cross-platform database reporting solution
for Windows and Mac OS X.

Valentina Database Technology Release 4.2 includes several key new
features and dozens of user requested improvements to all Valentina
DB products.

* Recursive SQL Query Improvements. You can now work with
ancestors in hierarchical data, along with SQL [TO|ON] LAST LEVEL.
* Pools of Queries. Set Properties for pools of queries as well as
diagnostic tools for working with pools of queries * PHP Data
Objects for Valentina Server. Developing web applications becomes
more flexible with support for PHP Data Objects, a modern,
lightweight database framework.
* Valentina for Shockwave for Mac OS X and Windows. Newly updated
to support the most recent version of Adobe Director, build clients
that work within all major web browsers and the Adobe Shockwave
Player. * Speed Improvements. A collection of enhancements and
fixes improve the speed of some operations by 20%.

Valentina DB 4.2 also incorporates dozens of user requested
improvements and fixes to improve overall robustness on all three
operating systems: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Valentina ODBC for Mac OS X is a brand new product, available as a
Valentina ADK or as a part of Valentina Developer Network. With
Valentina ODBC for Mac OS X, it is possible for ODBC aware
applications to treat a Valentina database as a data source. For
example, it is possible then for Filemaker database solutions to use
Valentina Office Server as a data source, allowing Filemaker
applications to make use of the superior server-side performance of
Valentina Server.

Valentina for iPhone Client Library is now a free part of Valentina
ADK for Cocoa. Also available as a part of Valentina Developer
Network, Valentinafor iPhone Client Library allows native iPhone
applications to access data on Valentina Office Server or Valentina
Embedded Server. iPhone developers can test the client library within
the iPhone simulator in the iPhone SDK.

Valentina DB based products include Valentina ADK and Valentina
Developer Network for developers desiring to incorporate the
incredibly fast Valentina DB into their applications. VDN also allows
royalty free deployment of Valentina Embedded Server. Developer
solutions start at $199 for every major development environment on
Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, including iPhone deployment.

Valentina Reports 4.2 is also available, with significant new
features and improvements both in Valentina Reports developer toolkit
and also the report editor in Valentina Studio Pro. New features and
improvements include:

* Conditional Formatting. It is now possible to format reports based
on report conditions.
* Calcuations and SUMs. New expression features are now available in
both group and column footers in reports.
* Report Preview Engine. A new, faster preview engine allows much
improved performance in creating and previewing reports. * User
Interface Improvements. New splitters and menu items in the Project
tab and Reports Editor make options easier to understand and new
features more accessible.

“Many features we have wanted in database reports were implemented in
Valentina Reports (for example the new formatting patterns for
numbers and dates). There isn’t a better, seamless database and
reporting business intelligence solution available for REALbasic
development,” said Fabian Eschrich, chief developer of FAESCH
Software, a cross-platform developer of enterprise class business
software products for Mac OS X and Windows.

Valentina Reports is a powerful, visual report creation and
generation engine that drops right into the Valentina DB kernel and
generates charts, graphs, complex layouts of data with groups and
sub-reports, PDFs and more – available on Windows and Mac OS X and
for every major development environment – from .net to Cocoa
applications on Mac OS X. Unlimited Report deployment is available
for as little as $200.

Valentina DB 4.2 and Valentina Reports 4.2 are immediately available
for download from the Paradigma Software website