Paradigma Software has rolled out version 5.6 of Valentina Server, Valentina DB ADK and Valentina Studio.

Valentina Core Database technology adds Hash Indexes as a new feature and related commands in its SQL support and high level API. Hash Indexes are high performance indexes for databases. The release also included other database optimizations. Indexes that operate on String/VarChar fields build much faster — up to 10 – 15 times faster than Valentina 5.5.

Valentina DB ADK, allows developers to embed the high speed, object-relational Valentina DB in their applications. Valentina DB ADK is available for every major computing platform and development API, such as Java, Objective-C / Cocoa, .NET / C#, C++, LiveCode, Xojo and more for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. The databases are scalable to Valentina Server. Valentina DB ADK is available for $199 per platform, includes 12 months of updates and allows royalty free, unlimited deployment.

Valentina Studio 5.6 adds support for working with Hash Indexes, and importing a CSV file during a transaction block. Several performance improvements were also included in the release.

Valentina Studio is the free, all purpose database administration tool for Mac OS X, Linux,and Windows, and supports management of MySQL, MS SQL Server, SQLite, Postgre SQL and Valentina databases. Valentina Studio Pro, which has all the features of Studio, also adds advanced visual query building, data modeling tools and report building and testing tools. Valentina Studio Pro costs US$199.99 and is available directly from Paradigma Software ( and the Mac App Store.