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7. Databases

7.1 c-tree Plus

Description:

Based on advanced B+tree (balanced) algorithm, c-tree Plus API handles all aspects of database I/O. Program single user or multi-user non-server applications royalty free and migrate existing c-tree Plus applications to the FairCom Server by recompiling.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes and CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

c-tree Plus is licensed on a per programmer basis. Single-user, multi-user and multi-user non-server royalty-free distribution. Contact FairCom for possible restrictions: general purpose database and application development systems prohibited.

OS provisions:

3 MB hard drive space; 128 KB of RAM.

Documentation:

Printed manuals distributed with product; full online documentation with CD-ROM, available in English and Japanese.

Product support:

Three months of full technical support from purchase date. Unlimited technical support and product updates available thereafter with c-tree Plus maintenance program.

Available since:

October, 1995.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$895 includes source.

Vendor:

FairCom

4006 W. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203-0100
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 573 445 6833

Fax:

+1 573 445 9698

EMail:

Faircom@faircom.com

URL:

http://www.faircom.com

Contact:

Tamra Brown <tami@faircom.com>

Vendor:

FairCom Europe

Via Patrioti 6
I-24021 Albino
Italy

Phone:

+39 35 773 464

Fax:

+39 35 773 806

EMail:

Europe@faircom.com

Vendor:

FairCom Japan

Ikeda Bldg. #3 4F, 112-5
Komei-chou, Tsu-city MIE 514
Japan

Phone:

+81 059 229 7504

Fax:

+81 059 249 723

Vendor:

FairCom do Brasil Ltda.

Phone:

+55 11 3872 9802

Fax:

+55 11 3862 1752

EMail:

Brazil@faircom.com

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

7.2 Empress

Description:

Empress for Linux is a multimedia RDBMS for members of the rapidly growing Linux developer community. Key components of the package include the powerful Empress RDBMS as well as dynamic SQL, Empress 4GL, Empress GUI Builder for rapidly developing graphical front-ends to Empress applications, a WWW HTML toolkit, and a grahical point and click interface to the Empress RDBMS development environment. A streamlined, single-user version of this product, Personal Empress for Linux, is available also.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes.

Licensing policy:

Free demos are available via FTP. Must contact vendor.

OS provisions:

Empress GUI Builder requires OSF Motif version 1.2.4 or 2.0. 16 MB RAM. 80 MB Disk Space. 486 CPU or better.

Documentation:

Printed documentation.

Product support:

Full technical support available, priced separately.

Extra features and add-ons:

Other features which are components of the package include shared libraries, shared memory, math library functions and a C language interface.

Available since:

December, 1995.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Product is priced by number of concurrent users. Please contact vendor.

Vendor:

Empress Software Inc.

6401 Golden Triangle Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770
U.S.A.

3100 Steeles Avenue East
Markham, ON L3R 8T3
Canada

Phone:

+1 301 220 1919 (USA), +1 905 513 8888 (Canada)

Fax:

+1 301 220 1919 (USA), +1 905 513 1668 (Canada)

EMail:

sales@empress.com

URL:

http://www.empress.com

Contact:

Dick Naedel

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

7.3 Essentia

Description:

Database Engine.

Some Features: Remote databases, client/server, automatic consistency check, incremental backup, mirroring, shadowing, distributable database, journaling, versions, RISE, object oriented DBMS, implements relational model three tier client/server architecture, cooperative servers, language independent user-configurable (English, Spanish, Portuguese).

Distribution media:

4/8 mm. DAT, 150/525 MB tape. Academic version available from:

Licensing policy:

Commercial. Free version for Linux available.

OS provisions:

10 MB disk space.

Documentation:

Available in PostScript and HTML.

Product support:

Contact essentia-info@inter-soft.com for more information.

Extra features and add-ons:

SQL Server, ODBC Interface for Windows, JDBC Interface, User servers.

Available since:

1993.

Countries with distribution:

Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Venezuela and USA.

Price range:

Linux version for free (with some restrictions). Other prices available on request.

Vendor:

InterSoft Argentina S.A.

Córdoba 883 9th. Floor
Capital Federal (1054)
Argentina

Phone:

+54 1 318 8900

Fax:

+54 1 318 8997

EMail:

info@inter-soft.com

URL:

http://www.inter-soft.com

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

7.4 FairCom Server

Description:

High performance, multi-threaded, transaction processing server. Features include: industrial quality transaction processing, including full commit and rollback; intermediate save points and complete logging; automatic log management; restart/disaster recovery; user passwords; access security and online administration; deadlock detection/resolution; read/write locks at the record/individual key level; more.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes and CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

The FairCom Server is licensed on a per machine basis. Contact FairCom for specific licensing questions.

OS provisions:

2 MB of RAM.

Documentation:

Printed manuals distributed with product; full online documentation with CD-ROM, available in English and Japanese.

Product support:

Three months of full technical support from purchase date. Unlimited technical support and product updates available thereafter with Server maintenance program.

Available since:

October, 1995.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$445-$6795 depending upon platform and number of users. Special licensing and OEM agreements available.

Vendor:

FairCom

4006 W. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203-0100
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 573 445 6833

Fax:

+1 573 445 9698

EMail:

Faircom@faircom.com

URL:

http://www.faircom.com

Contact:

Tamra Brown <tami@faircom.com>

Vendor:

FairCom Europe

Via Patrioti 6
I-24021 Albino
Italy

Phone:

+39 35 773 464

Fax:

+39 35 773 806

EMail:

Europe@faircom.com

Vendor:

FairCom Japan

Ikeda Bldg. #3 4F, 112-5
Komei-chou, Tsu-city MIE 514
Japan

Phone:

+81 059 229 7504

Fax:

+81 059 249 723

Vendor:

FairCom do Brasil Ltda.

Phone:

+55 11 3872 9802

Fax:

+55 11 3862 1752

EMail:

Brazil@faircom.com

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

7.5 INFORMIX-SE

Description:

INFORMIX-SE is an SQL-based database engine for small- to medium-range applications. It is the ideal solution for businesses that want the power of SQL without complex database administration requirements. With over a decade of proven reliability, INFORMIX-SE has a strong track record among Unix database servers.

INFORMIX-ESQL/C: Productivity, flexibility, portability, and standards are what programmers can achieve with the use of INFORMIX-ESQL for C. Developers can continue to use these familiar third-generation languages (3GLs) for developing applications and gain the advantage of using SQL to access data from those applications. Developers don't have to build their own database functions saving development time and effort.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM and Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Free development license. Runtime Licenses must be purchased separately. Information on both is available at http://www.informix.com/informix/solutions/linux/lx.html.

OS provisions:

The database server process requires 1.2 MB to run, and can be installed with 6 MB of disk space.

Documentation:

Online manuals.

Product support:

Annual technical support and software maintenance contracts.

Extra features and add-ons:

TBD.

Available since:

July 22, 1998.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

To go along with your free development license, Informix offers attractively priced maintenance contracts through Informix-Assurance: http://www.informix.com/informix/services/csp/assurance/assurance.htm

Vendor:

Informix Software, Inc.

EMail:

sales@informix.com, http://www.informix.com/cgi-bin/contact.pl

URL:

http://www.informix.com

Last modified:

September 21, 1998.

7.6 Just Logic/SQL

Description:

Relational Database Management System

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes.

Licensing policy:

Unlimited runtime included.

Documentation:

Printed manual, examples.

Product support:

EMail, fax or phone.

Extra features and add-ons:
  • client-server option: lets run applications on several computers running Windows or Linux, that access a central database on a Linux system.
  • web-enabling option: passthrough between an HTTP Web server and a Just Logic/SQL database. No C or Perl required. SQL commands are embedded directly within HTML files. Compatible with Netscape, Apache, NCSA and all other CGI-compliant HTTP servers.
Available since:

1993.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$149-$395.

Vendor:

Just Logic Technologies

P.O. Box 63050, 40 Commerce Street
Nun's Island, Montreal, QC H3E 1V6
Canada

Phone:

+1 514 761 6887

Fax:

+1 514 642 6480

EMail:

sales@justlogic.com

URL:

http://www.justlogic.com

Contact:

Luc Vallieres

Last modified:

August 5, 1997.

7.7 KE Texpress

Description:

KE Texpress is a high-speed client server database engine that supports object-oriented, relational and free text data structures and operations. It is particularly suited to applications with large data sets, complex operations and large numbers of concurrent users. KE Texpress is used for a wide variety WWW database applications. Vertical applications include collections management, library systems, vital statistics, archives, text retrieval and records management.

Distribution media:

Internet (FTP and WWW) and tape.

Licensing policy:

Commercial product licensed by number of concurrent users. A 30 day free trial is available at our web site.

OS provisions:

Linux ELF and a.out libraries. Requires about 30 MB disk space. Runs on over 20 other varieties of Unix and Windows NT.

Documentation:

Printed and HTML documentation is available.

Product support:

Annual technical support (EMail, fax and phone) and software maintenance contracts.

Extra features and add-ons:
  • Texhtml WWW module - publish KE Texpress databases on the web
  • Texql - SQL-like structured query language
  • TexAPI - applications programming interface with client libraries for Windows (C, C++ and VB), Unix and Macintosh System 7
  • TexODBC - ODBC drivers for Windows

KE Software has an extensive consulting service assisting clients to develop KE Texpress database applications.

Available since:

1984.

Countries with distribution:

USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Malaysia.

Price range:

US$2,000 to $100,000+.

Vendor:

KE Software Inc.

303-601 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2
Canada

Phone:

+1 604 877 1960

Fax:

+1 604 877 1961

EMail:

info@kesoftware.com

URL:

http://www.kesoftware.com

Contact:

Andrzej Kowalski

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

7.8 Qddb

Description:

Qddb is fast, powerful and flexible database software that runs on Unix. Some of its features include: Tcl/Tk programming interface, easy to use, you can have a DB application completely up and, running in about 5 minutes, using nxqddb. CGI interface for quick and easy online databases and guestbooks. Fast, and powerful searching capability. Report generator. Barcharts and graphs. Mass mailings with EMail, letters and postcards.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes, tape and Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

GNU and Commercial versions available.

OS provisions:

GNU version comes with source code. Binary packages available for Linux, FreeBSD, and BSD/OS(BSDI) --- RPM and buildkit format.

Documentation:

Online documentation and PostScript files available. Printed manuals also available upon request.

Product support:

User and programmer support available along with upgrade contracts.

Extra features and add-ons:

Tcl/Tk programming interface, CGI interface, report generator, many useful free and commercial applications built with Qddb.

Available since:

1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

See http://www.hsdi.com/orders

Vendor:

Herrin Software Development, Inc.

41 South Highland Avenue
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 606 886 8202

Fax:

+1 606 277 3239

EMail:

info@hsdi.com

URL:

http://www.hsdi.com

Contact:

Eric Herrin

Last modified:

November 4, 1997.

7.9 Raima Database Manager++

Description:

Low-level high performance database engine with C API and C++ class library, for embedding in applications. This database is used in thousands of leading commercial applications. Includes source for C++ class library that encapsulates database navigation and object storage and retrieval into C++ classes, adding an object-oriented interface. Supports multiple database models, including relational, network model, and combined.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes and tape.

Licensing policy:

Pay for development license, distribute runtime copies freely.

Documentation:

Extensive documentation available from Raima Corporation, dealing with all aspects of database, C API and C++ class library.

Product support:

Available from Raima Corporation on annual basis, raining available.

Extra features and add-ons:

Windows GUI Report Writer.

Available since:

1984, originally called db_VISTA.

Countries with distribution:

Direct in the USA, use distributors internationally - Germany, England, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Estonia, Argentina, Columbia, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Finland, Taiwan, other countries.

Price range:

RDM++ Database Module is US$995 for single user, US$2,395 for multi-user. System is US$1,395 for single user, US$3,395 for multi-user (System includes RDM++ database, QUERY SQL query tool and REVISE database restructuring tool). All versions available with source code for extra cost.

Depends on machine class; lowest is US$3,995 without system utilities; US$6,195 with system utilities.

Vendor:

Raima Corporation

4800 Columbia Center
701 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone:

+1 800 327 2462, +1 206 515 9477

Fax:

+1 206 748 5200

EMail:

sales@raima.com

URL:

http://www.raima.com

Contact:

Dave Morse

Last modified:

March 18, 1997.

7.10 Empress Embedded RDBMS

Description:

The Empress Embedded RDBMS is an embedded systems developer's toolkit. The RDBMS engine is fast, compact and easy-to-embed. Additionally, this package possesses superior bulk object handling capabilities. Embedded Empress RDBMS is Internet ready with a JDBC/ODBC bridge available.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes.

Licensing policy:

Please contact vendor for evaluations copies.

OS provisions:

32 MB of RAM, 60 MB disk disk space.

Documentation:

Printed documentation.

Product support:

Full technical support available, priced separately.

Extra features and add-ons:

Extra features included with the toolkit are Empress Report Writer and enhanced Internet capabilities (ability to use Java applets, etc.) via the HTML toolkit.

Available since:

January, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Starting at US$1000 for PCs, US$4000 for typical workstations, US$16,000 for mid-range servers.

Vendor:

Empress Software Inc.

6401 Golden Triangle Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770
U.S.A.

3100 Steeles Avenue East
Markham, ON L3R 8T3
Canada

Phone:

+1 301 220 1919 (USA), +1 905 513 8888 (Canada)

Fax:

+1 301 220 1919 (USA), +1 905 513 1668 (Canada)

EMail:

sales@empress.com

URL:

http://www.empress.com

Contact:

Dick Naedel

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

7.11 SOLID Server

Description:

SOLID Server is a database engine for new applications and products. It is extremely easy to set up, and has a small footprint. SOLID Server is standards-compliant and full of power. It is perfectly suited for distributed use in countless copies. Its maintenance is care-free, requiring minimal or no administrator attention.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes and Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

Copy-protected.

OS provisions:

At least 2 MB RAM, recommended are 8 MB; harddisk about 3-4 MB.

Documentation:

English manuals and online help. WWW.

Product support:

Available.

Available since:

1994.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

SOLID Desktop US$99, SOLID Server US$199/seat, SOLID Web Engine US$495.

Vendor:

Solid Information Technology Ltd

Huovitie 3
FIN-00400 Helsinki
Finland

Phone:

+358 9 477 4730

Fax:

+358 9 477 47 390

EMail:

info@solidtech.com

URL:

http://www.solidtech.com

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

7.12 Velocis Database Server

Description:

Velocis Database Server is designed for database application developers who are looking for a high performance client/server or web database engine. Velocis is a scaleable SQL client/server database engine that provides a rich set of architectural choices and APIs including ANSI SQL, SQL C-API, low-level C-API, C++ class libraries, and support for custom APIs. Unlike typical relational client/server database products, Velocis supports both relational and pointer-based network model databases in any combination as well as processing on either side of the client/server equation. The choices of multiple operating platforms, APIs, processing locality (client or server), and database model can be mixed and combined to satisfy the performance requirements of virtually any application.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes and tape.

Licensing policy:

Pay for development license. Runtimes are requires to distribute applications.

Documentation:

Extensive documentation available from Raima Corporation, dealing with all aspects of database, C API and C++ class library.

Product support:

Available from Raima Corporation on annual basis, raining available.

Extra features and add-ons:

Windows GUI Report Writer, Raima Object Manager.

Available since:

1993, originally called Raima Database Server.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

1-8 users: US$1,995, 1-25 users: US$3,995, unlimited: US$8,995.

Vendor:

Raima Corporation

4800 Columbia Center
701 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone:

+1 800 327 2462, +1 206 515 9477

Fax:

+1 206 748 5200

EMail:

sales@raima.com

URL:

http://www.raima.com

Contact:

Dave Morse

Last modified:

November 4, 1997.

7.13 Yard SQL

Description:

The YARD company offers the following products:

  • YARD-SQL -- Relational SQL client/server database with compliance to X/Open XPG4 and ANSI SQL 92 including network support for accessing remote databases
  • YARD-ESQLC -- Embedded SQL for C
  • YARD-ODBC -- ODBC interface for MS Windows clients
  • YARD-X -- Motif client for database access (No development tool)
  • YARD-JDBC -- Java Interface
Distribution media:

CD-ROM and Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

License number and activation key for each product and installation with user dependent licenses. A Private Edition (limited to 1 user and 5 MB database) for non commercial private use and for evaluation is available at ftp://ftp.yard.de.

OS provisions:

Linux ELF version; RAM usage: 1 MB (minimum) for shared memory, 500 KB per user. Disk usage: YARD-SQL 10 MB, YARD-ESQLC 1 MB, YARD-ODBC 1.5 MB and YARD-X 5 MB.

Documentation:

Printed 600 pages reference and users guide in German. English documentation is available only as PostScript file.

Product support:

Upon request.

Extra features and add-ons:

All products also available for other widely distributed Unix systems (e.g. SCO Unix, SPARC Solaris, IBM, HP, SGI).

Available since:

January, 1994.

Countries with distribution:

Contact YARD Software GmbH for information about resellers.

Price range:

Upon request.

Vendor:

YARD Software GmbH

Wikingerstr. 18
D-51107 Köln
Germany

Fax:

+49 221 98664 99

EMail:

yard@yard.de

URL:

http://www.yard.de

FTP:

ftp://ftp.yard.de

Contact:

Thomas Schonhoven <thomass@yard.de>

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.


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