updated 04:40 pm EST, Wed March 28, 2001
FrontBase has announced FrontBase 2.22, "the first" scalable, relational database server available for Mac OS X.
The Cocoa-based application offers native performance and interoperability with WebObjects, as well as symmetric multiprocessing: "Utilizing the Cocoa environment has allowed us to develop associated and necessary tools as much as 5 to 10 times faster than on any other platform."
FrontBase supports large (over 1 terabyte) databases, gigabyte character data and large objects, encryption of datastore and client/server communication, storage-level Unicode support, live database backup, and multi-server deployment (replication and clustering). Pricing ranges from US $1000 to $3500. A free limited feature version and a free full-featured developer version without deployment rights are also available online.FrontBase has announced FrontBase 2.22, "the first" scalable, relational database server available for Mac OS X.