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Actian Zen/PSQL
High Performance, Low Maintenance Database Technology

Actian PSQL is the perfect database for small to midsized businesses.  It's been refined with over 25 years of focus on the issues that are key to the SMB: delivering consistently superb application performance, long term reliable operation without requiring a database administrator, self tuning and self optimizing, simple, fast (and sometimes completely invisible) installation, easy upgrades and years of backward compatibility.

ISVs who build and maintain mission-critical applications for small to mid-sized enterprises need performance, reliability, and database features that minimize support requirements.  And, they need an easy migration path to new OS and hardware platforms.

Actian PSQL simplifies development and deployment, and minimizes the adoption challenges of new technologies including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Linux distributions, 64-bit computing and multi-core processing.

Key Features

Cross Platform Support

Cross platform support enables development and deployment on multiple platforms, including 32-bit and 64-bit Windows & Linux, and NetWare.
  • Binary compatibility among different platforms allows you to freely move your database from one OS to another.
  • A common API for all engine platforms provides your application a single code base and enables you to port it without rewriting any code.
  • Multiple platform deployment capability allows you to write your application once, and then deploy it anywhere.
Maintenance Free Operations

Maintenance-free operations guarantee that you will focus on meeting your business objectives rather than on downtime and rework.

  • Dynamic cache operations, instantaneous file allocations, and index balancing, ensuring optimal performance without manual intervention.
  • Auto-Reconnect technology avoids minor networking issues by seamlessly reconnecting workstations to a server engine in case of a network error.
  • Archival and transaction logging, eliminating typical time-consuming tracking tasks.
  • Server/Requester version independence dramatically simplifies your deployment.
  • System Analyzer eliminates deployment issues related to component management.
  • Cross-platform dynamic parameters eliminate the need to remaster the database environment from platform to platform.
  • Support for backward compatibility to your legacy applications and databases.
Flexible Deployment and Great Scalability

Actian PSQL can scale from the desktop to high-performance servers capable of supporting high-volume environments.

  • Migration from workstation to workgroup client/server without application code changes.
  • Data safety and recovery features guarantee that your critical data is always available.
  • Continuous operations mean you can back up files while they are in use by an application.
  • Complete transaction processing and recovery enables the user to easily recover changes made to a data file between the time of the last backup and a system failure.
  • Transaction durability, guaranteeing the integrity of your database.
  • High performance Btrieve transactional API delivers fast access to your data.
Robust Developer Tools and Support

An integrated application development environment provides you with the right tools to meet the demands of today's fast-changing technology environment.

  • Support for widely used development environments, such as .NET, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Delphi, and Java.
  • WYSIWYG development tools and complete SDK.
  • Flexible architecture. Actian PSQL provides you with the performance of transactional data access and the flexibility of relational access through a SQL engine delivering high-speed access to your data across all relational data access methods (ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, etc.).
  • ActiveX controls.
  • Pure Java interface.
  • Full Installation Toolkit - transparent deployment of the database engine as part of the business application.

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