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Pervasive Software Pervasive Software
Pervasive develops and distributes data infrastructure software that enable corporations to integrate, analyze, secure, manage and harvest data from disparate sources.
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:PVSW PVSW Pervasive Software Inc. ), Austin, Texas, a global value leader in data infrastructure software, has launched Pervasive.SQL SQL
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Computer programming language used for retrieving records or parts of records in databases and performing various calculations before displaying the results.
 V9 beta release See beta version. , giving customers the opportunity to start testing the next version of Pervasive's award-winning embedded database (1) Database software that is included with an application rather than offered as a separate database management system (see DBMS). Tending to be compact and efficient, an embedded database generally includes fewer features than a full-blown DBMS. . For developers seeking a database with a small footprint and seamless integration An addition of a new application, routine or device that works smoothly with the existing system. It implies that the new feature or program can be installed and used without problems. Contrast with "transparent," which implies that there is no discernible change after installation.  for building mission-critical applications for small- to mid-sized enterprises, Pervasive.SQL V9 provides users with unprecedented access to data and improvements in performance, usability, and scalability. Those interested in downloading a copy of the Pervasive.SQL V9 beta release should visit http://www.pervasive.com/psql/9beta .

"Pervasive.SQL V9 will enable users to radically improve database efficiency and leverage data in new ways, making easy application integration and expansion a reality for small- to mid-sized businesses," said Mike Hoskins, CTO (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey.  of Pervasive Software. "This release has been designed to help customers increase the overall value of their data, including significant SQL enhancements in syntax and performance, a new graphical user interface graphical user interface (GUI)

Computer display format that allows the user to select commands, call up files, start programs, and do other routine tasks by using a mouse to point to pictorial symbols (icons) or lists of menu choices on the screen as opposed to having to
 (GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. ) to increase development productivity, and improved storage capacity to handle large data volumes. The product will also offer new development enhancements that will enable developers to add totally new functionalities to their existing applications like reporting and full text search, which represent exciting new revenue opportunities for software vendors."

New features and functionality in the Pervasive SQL V9 beta release include the following:

Increased Relational Database relational database

Database in which all data are represented in tabular form. The description of a particular entity is provided by the set of its attribute values, stored as one row or record of the table, called a tuple.
 Performance and Functionality

Pervasive has revamped its SQL engine and expanded syntax support, dramatically improving database performance across SQL access mechanisms, including ADO.Net, JDBC (Java DataBase Connectivity) A programming interface that lets Java applications access a database via the SQL language. Since Java interpreters (Java Virtual Machines) are available for all major client platforms, this allows a platform-independent database , and ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity) A database programming interface from Microsoft that provides a common language for Windows applications to access databases on a network. . Highlighted improvements include the following:

* Increased SQL performance to speed application and reporting performance

* New system stored procedures that improve productivity by providing the metadata required to enhance applications

* User-defined functions for inserting application and business logic into the database

Faster Time to Market Pervasive has added new Java-based Pervasive utilities that will help accelerate development productivity. Through smart design, Pervasive.SQL Server will make it fast and easy for customers to reap the benefits of state- of-the-art database management technologies, and to gain competitive advantage through rapid delivery of applications, with features such as the following:

* A new, easy-to-use Pervasive.SQL Control Center, to improve management of Pervasive.SQL

* Simpler tools to create and maintain database capabilities, including triggers and user-defined functions, making it easier to manage database code

* A new SQL outline view, to improve usability of large SQL scripts

* Easier to understand and manage configuration options

Improved Scalability and Reliability Pervasive.SQL has doubled its storage capacity and added core product enhancements that increase the ability to deal with large volumes of data. Highlights include the following:

* Twice the capacity for Pervasive.SQL files (up to 128 GB file support)

* Ability to store large files (over 2 GB) as one, for fewer files to manage

"As part of Pervasive's Inner Circle Program, Summit Software has been working with Pervasive for several months and is very excited about the increased performance, scalability, and the intuitive new interface that will improve our development efforts," said Sean Flanagan, president of Summit Software and a Pervasive customer for more than seven years. "We look forward to supporting Pervasive.SQL V9 with our applications."

Additional Development Enhancements

Pervasive will also deliver two important supplementary capabilities whose development enhancements will both reduce development time and provide new revenue creation opportunities for software vendors. With reporting capabilities for legacy applications with no metadata, DDF DDF Distributed Data Facility
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 Builder 4.0 will help developers create and maintain Pervasive.SQL metadata and locate data faster within Pervasive.SQL. Developers can also take advantage of a new capability to locate information within Pervasive data files (in addition to Btrieve and SQL access) with Pervasive Full Text Search 1.0. Both will be available for preview following the release of Pervasive.SQL V9.

About Pervasive Software

For more than 20 years, Pervasive has been a trusted, global value leader dedicated to providing data infrastructure software built specifically to meet the demands of mid-size companies and departments of Global 2000 enterprises that demand flexibility, speed to value, and low total cost of ownership. The company's award-winning products enable customers to manage, integrate, analyze, and secure their critical data, providing the industry's best combination of performance, reliability, and cost. Pervasive's strength is evidenced by the size and diversity of its customer base, serving tens of thousands of customers in virtually every industry market around the world. With headquarters in Austin, Texas, Pervasive was founded in 1994 and sells its products into more than 150 countries.

For more information, visit http://www.pervasive.com or call 512/231-6786.
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