REAL Software, creator of the REALbasic cross-platform software development environment, announced Tuesday at Macworld Expo that REAL Server 2009 will ship in February. REAL Server is a cross-platform, multi-user database server.
Boasting new features and increased performance and scalability, REAL Server 2009 includes a completely re-engineered event-based asynchronous architecture, Multi Version Concurrency Control to eliminate transaction locking, support for external plugins, one-click recovery, server-side cursors, and client messaging. Preliminary testing showed that REAL Server 2009 can handle more than 10,000 concurrent connections, the developer sid.
REAL Server costs $500. Five-server packs are available for $2,000 and 10-server packs are available for $3,000. An unlimited deployment license is available for $9,000 per year. The REAL Server Developer Edition is 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.