As the industry standard navigational client/server database, Btrieve 6 is used by professional developers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and value-added resellers (VARs) to build mission critical applications. Btrieve 6 offers maximum programming control and performance.
Built on Pervasive's MicroKernel Database Engine, Scalable SQL and Btrieve 6 applications can access all data concurrently.
Btrieve 6 won the 1995 RealWare Award for "Client/Server Computing in Support of Mission Critical Operations." Be sure to check out what our customers have to say about our products.
Take the Safe, Direct Route to Client/Server.
It's commonly believed that a change to client/server has to be both costly and difficult while yielding uncertain results. Not anymore. Upgrade to the Btrieve 6.15 Server!
Now Btrieve 6 Charts A Better Course.
With today's state-of-the-art version of the world's most trusted database, you can move to client/server without giving up the control you, as a professional programmer, demand. And the results are far more certain.
Launch With Navigational Client/Server.
As the first navigational client/server database, Btrieve 6 provides maximum programming control by allowing you to navigate up, down, and sideways through the database at a record level. As a result, you can fully apply your knowledge of application design and database structures to deliver unparalleled performance. And you can add SQL applications at any time.
With Btrieve 6, you can design relational structures and follow them with precise directional controls to update retrieve, insert and delete distributed data. So you'll have the control to chart the fastest path to your data.
Using your existing 3, 4 and 5GL tools, you can create or replace your data management code with Btrieve 6. Then, couple it with your application code and you're there.
Btrieve 6 directional controls integrate with your current application code, allowing you to selectively upgrade your familiar applications to client/server. Since this data management change is transparent, your end users won't need the kind of massive retraining that accompanies a sweeping change to new applications retraining that can take a surprising 40-50 percent of the typical conversion budget (Source: The Gartner Group).
Scale From Standalone to Client/Server With No Recoding.
Once you create an application with Btrieve 6, you can deploy in any configuration without recoding. You can develop on a laptop at home using Btrieve for Windows. Once back at work, simply move the application and data to the network for immediate multi-user access. For maximum performance, snap in the Requester Module, connect to a Btrieve database server running on NetWare, Windows NT or OS/2, and accelerate to client/server data processing supporting hundreds of users.
Seaworthy Reliability, State-Of-The-Art Performance.
Btrieve has, for many years, been the benchmark for reliability and performance in database management. In the highly competitive accounting software market where reliability and performance are paramount, seven of the top ten vendors choose Btrieve.
Now, there is Btrieve 6. Based on the new MicroKernel Database Engine, it delivers the transaction processing muscle to build multi-gigabyte database servers supporting hundreds of users with sub-second response rates. It guarantees data integrity through rich transaction processing support, referential integrity controls and automatic file recovery. In the event of a server or system failure, logging and roll forward utilities allow you to recover to your last transaction.
Other state-of-the-art features include internal indexing algorithms that use extensive page caching for lightning fast data retrieval and update, plus automatic index balancing to insure that data access speed doesn't degrade as your files grow. Btrieve 6 servers also offer continuous operations, keeping your data on-line around the clock, seven days a week, without interruption for back-ups or batch processing.
Given all that, perhaps the biggest benefit of the MicroKernel architecture is how it enables you to move easily between navigational and relational applications.
The Painless Course to SQL.
Both Btrieve 6 and Scalable SQL, our award-winning relational database, are built on the MicroKernel Database Engine, which stores all data in a common, model-independent format. As a result, Btrieve applications work in unison with SQL applications each having concurrent access to all data. Now you can take full advantage of new applications and data types without impacting your original applications.
For example, you can develop relational query and reporting modules to extend your navigational accounting system, leveraging the strengths of each database model in parallel, avoiding the expense of a database migration. You'll be able to move easily from one environment to another, one application at a time, eliminating sudden, all-or-nothing migrations and allowing you to train and convert your people at your own pace. In addition, your existing applications will continue to serve your remaining users while providing a proven, reliable alternative for everyone.
Anchor Your Operations In Btrieve 6 And Relax.
Btrieve 6 delivers low-maintenance, resource efficient operations without on-going tuning by database administrators. It increases data files dynamically so you never have to worry about pre-allocating disk space or reorganizing.
Likewise, when you delete data, newly freed space is automatically reused. And it makes optimum use of disk space through automatic data compression, blank truncation and variable-length record management.
Even the variable cache buffer automatically adjusts page-caching for faster data retrieval without manual retuning. And with the MicroKernel Engine's efficient use of memory, you won't have to upgrade your hardware every time you add users.
In short, all you have to do is set it and forget it.
Set Sail With The Ease of Navigation.
Btrieve 6 offers smooth sailing. You'll have the control and convenience of using your own tools and writing in your own language. The trip to client/server will be much more manageable and you'll have the freedom to write new applications in Btrieve or SQL. So navigate the safe, direct route to client/server with Btrieve 6.
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