FrontBase wants to introduce you to version 2.22 of FrontBase, a scalable relational database for Mac OS X. It’s designed to be the foundation for dynamic and scalable Web site and application deployments on Mac OS X, according to Geert Clemmensen, founder and CEO of FrontBase.
“We built much of FrontBase 2.22 in Cocoa for fast, native performance on Mac OS X and excellent interoperability with WebObjects,” he said in a statement. “Utilizing the Cocoa environment has allowed us to develop associated and necessary tools as much as five to 10 times faster than on any other platform.”
FrontBase takes full advantage of the amazing Mac OS X operating system, including advanced virtual memory, multi-threading, and symmetric multi-processing, Clemmensen said.
FrontBase’s feature set includes the ability to handle large (over 1 terabyte) databases, gigabyte character data and large objects, encryption of datastore and client/server communication, storage-level Unicode support, live database backup, and multi-server deployment (replication and clustering). These features ensure that Frontbase is easy to use and maintain and doesn’t require a dedicated database administrator, said Clemmensen. They also provide the scalability and performance required for current and future dynamic Web-based solutions.
“Point-and-click installation and adherence to Mac OS X’s directory structure ensures that almost anyone can install and run Frontbase for Mac OS X on their computer,” Clemmensen said.
Frontbase is written in ANSI C, supports Unicode internally, communicates over TCP/IP, and is SQL 92 compliant.
FrontBase 2.22 is priced from US$999 to $3499. A free limited feature version and a free full-featured developer version without deployment rights are also available from the
FrontBase Web site.