Borland’s Developer Tools Group Introduces InterBase® 2007

By: John Kaster

Abstract: Multi-Platform, Embeddable SQL Database Combines Enhanced Durability and Performance with Low Total Cost of Ownership

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Frankfurt, Germany — EuroDevCon 2006 — September 26, 2006 — Today, the Developer Tools Group of Borland Software announced InterBase® 2007, a significant new version of the Group’s multi-platform, embeddable database that is used in hundreds of thousands of applications world wide.  Combining high performance with low total cost of ownership, InterBase is a flexible database ideal for both embedded and business-critical enterprise server applications.  InterBase 2007 delivers a number of new features, including Unicode international character support, increased performance and enhanced disaster recovery capabilities.

 Today’s release includes two major editions – InterBase 2007 Server Edition and InterBase 2007 Desktop Edition.  A third edition, InterBase 2007 Developer Edition, is expected to be delivered for Borland Developer Studio, the Developer Tools Group’s enterprise-class multi-language IDE for Windows® and .NET development.  Borland Developer Studio combines the previously separate Delphi®, C++Builder® and C#Builder® products and supports both native Windows development and .NET development in a single Rapid Application Development (RAD) environment. 

 InterBase 2007 includes increased durability for data protection and new disaster recovery options.  This includes log-based journaling for short-term recovery and journal archiving for long-term recovery in the event of a system failure.  The database also provides improved scalability, performance and availability.  In addition to sophisticated features that support business-critical applications, InterBase 2007 has a small footprint that makes it well suited for embedding and ideal for ISVs, OEMs and VARs that require a compact database for easy redistribution. 

 Providing database portability across platforms (Solaris™, Linux, Windows) and editions (Desktop and Server), with many standard database connectivity options, InterBase 2007 is designed for self-tuning and minimum administration.  New features and enhanced benefits include:

1       Greater Durability – Designed for long and short-term recovery, InterBase 2007 protects against failures and data loss.

2       Improved Performance – Fast database access now with batch updates, query optimizations and OLTP improvements.

3       Tight integration with development tools – InterBase Developer Edition will be included directly within Borland Developer Studio, Delphi, C++Builder, C#Builder and JBuilder.  Tight integration and standard database connectivity options will make it easy to develop new applications using InterBase. 

“InterBase has been successful in both the embedded and small to medium enterprise database markets because it combines higher end features and performance customers expect in a modern SQL database, with simple configuration and minimal to zero management requirements; perfect for embedded and SME applications,” said Michael Swindell, senior director of product management in Borland’s Developer Tools Group.  “We’re excited to introduce InterBase 2007, which is the only SQL database that combines the flexible performance of a multi-generational architecture with the durability of log-based journaling.  InterBase 2007 increases performance, durability and international capabilities, making it ideal for both new and existing customers.”

InterBase Server Edition is available for the Microsoft® Windows, Solaris and Linux operating systems, with support for Linux to be made available soon.  InterBase Desktop Edition is Windows only.  InterBase 2007 Server Edition and InterBase 2007 Desktop Edition are available immediately, while InterBase 2007 Developer Edition is expected to be available later this year.  For more information on InterBase 2007, including system requirements and pricing, please visit http://www.borland.com/interbase.

 Attendees at EuroDevCon 2006, taking place September 26-28 in Frankfurt, Germany, can explore InterBase 2007 and the latest product offerings from the Developer Tools Group.

     About the Developer Tools Group

The Developer Tools Group at Borland delivers innovative, high-productivity development tools for a wide spectrum of software developers ranging from individuals to enterprise teams.  Products enable developers to freely develop on their platform of choice while focusing on simplifying complex technologies and tasks so they can concentrate on application design, not infrastructure, to ensure on-time project delivery.

     About Borland

Founded in 1983, Borland (NASDQAQ: BORL) is a global leader in application lifecycle management (ALM), providing solutions that make software delivery a more manageable, efficient and predictable business process. Borland provides the software, services and training that enable companies to achieve Software Delivery Optimization and maximize the business value of software.  To learn more about delivering quality software, on time and within budget, visit http://www.borland.com.

Borland, InterBase, Delphi, C++Builder, C#Builder, JBuilder and all other Borland brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows and all other Microsoft brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Solaris and all other Sun brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

    Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the U.S. Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, the expected introduction of InterBase 2007 Developer Edition, and the features available in, and potential benefits to be derived from Borland’s Interbase products. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for Borland products, shifts in customer demand, shifts in strategic relationships, delays in Borland’s ability to deliver its products and services, software errors or announcements by competitors. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Borland periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. Borland is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in our website is not incorporated by reference in, or made part of this press release.

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