updated 07:30 pm EDT, Tue May 5, 2009
REAL Server 2009 shipping
REALbasic creator REAL Software has launched REAL Server 2009 Release 1, featuring improved scalability and performance. The SQLite database server is geared toward developers who need to expand a single-user application into a multi-user platform. The release provides eight major new features, including a new architecture that is scalable to support over 10,000 concurrent connections. The software now utilizes multi-core processing and improved RAM usage to increase the speed of queries, with platform-specific optimizations to maximize performance.
The software now logs all operations and allows users to restore the database to a specific operation when needed. Plug-in and SQLite-extension support can be used to extends the SQL language, with the ability to change how results are sorted and to create custom server commands.
Full-text searching is now supported in REAL Server 2009, enabling new functionality that was not possible with previous versions. Over 60 new commands bring the total to over 130 supported commands.
The server works with Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher and requires 512MB of RAM. A five-user license can be purchased for $300, while an unlimited-user license costs $600.