updated 04:40 pm EDT, Tue April 21, 2009
Valentina DB 4.1 ships
Managing hierarchical data with recursive SQL commands is the leading new feature of Paradigma's Valentina DB 4.1. The update also includes performance gains and improvements to stored procedures, reports and Ruby implementations. The new Wiki in v4.1 adds multiple video tutorials, PDFs of developer references, and a developer blog to provide a deeper understanding of Valentina's features. Valentina DB provides database technology that claims 10x to 500x query speed gains over competitors, with Smart SQL, a royalty-free server and support for numerous developer languages.
The new recursive SQL queries work in hierarchical tables, supporting tree-based data. Ancestral, descendant and sibling data types can be managed. Version 4.1 also includes numerous user-requested improvements and fixes across the Mac, Windows and Linux platforms.
Valentina is available in a number of forms, from Studio Pro and Office Server versions through to an Application Developer Kit. Though a free server is available, pricing starts at $200 for the Developer version. Valentina works with Mac OS X 10.2 or later.