Paradigma Software Inc. has announced the release of products based on its Valentina 2 database technology. Valentina, designed to manage large volumes of data, is suited for use on multiple platforms, handling office, Web and vertical development projects. Key improvements in Valentina 2 include new abstraction links, new speed improvements, Unicode support, XML import and export, SQL ’92 compliance, simultaneous data exchange and more. 448-bit encryption is now supported, as well.
Paradigma’s new Valentina 2-based products include Valentina Office Server, a database server starting at US$300, for Mac OS X and Windows that includes plug-ins for interfacing with REALbasic, Runtime Revolution and other development tools. Valentina Development Network, a membership program with pricing at $599 that allows access to Valentina 2 Embedded Server, royalty-free database server application distribution and other benefits. Also available are $199 Valentina Application Developer Kits for Macromedia Director and REALbasic.