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Embarcadero’s New InterBase XE Offers Advanced Security and Scalability with Near-Zero Administration


Relational database management system ideal for both embedded and SMB applications

SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 21, 2010 — Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of multi-platform database tools and developer software, today announced InterBase® XE, a full-featured, relational database management system (RDBMS). InterBase XE is designed for developers to create resilient business-critical applications for embedding in devices, appliances and small enterprise, desktop and workgroup solutions.

InterBase XE combines a multi-version architecture with simple installation, minimal administration and deployment overhead, automatic crash recovery and a self-tuning engine. The new XE edition can now handle eight times more data and offers more security options, such as longer passwords and SHA-1 encryption which are critical for enhancing payment account security.

Features such as a lightweight footprint and near-zero administration make InterBase ideal for embedded applications. It supports rapid application development environments and provides transaction processing speed and reliability features typically only found in much more expensive RDBMS systems. InterBase has already been proven in thousands of embedded applications such as retail point-of-sale systems and CRM solutions.

Additional new features now available with InterBase XE include:
• Cloud Deployment - Cloud deployment of InterBase XE allows developers to rapidly provision systems and expand and contract capacity as business demands
• Improved Productivity - Improves developer productivity by allowing Dynamic SQL to be called from Stored Procedures and Triggers
• Handles More Data - InterBase XE’s 64-bit architecture for Windows operating systems can address more memory and handle larger tables for improved scalability
• Enhanced Support – InterBase XE includes support for JDBC BLOB/CLOB

A developer or administrator can deploy InterBase XE in less than an hour and businesses can run critical applications knowing they are secure, reliable and scalable. InterBase XE can be deployed on a wide variety of platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and now, the Amazon Cloud.

Pricing and Availability
InterBase XE is available in four editions to meet a wide variety of processing requirements. InterBase XE Server Edition is suitable for multi-tier applications that can scale up to 64 processors. InterBase XE Desktop Edition provides a cost-effective, high performance repository for single-user applications. InterBase XE To Go Edition provides ultra-light weight, in-process DBMS capabilities perfect for embedded in today’s new portable devices. InterBase XE Developer Edition is now included in Embarcadero® RAD Studio XE that also includes Delphi® XE, C++Builder® XE, Delphi Prism™ XE and RadPHP™ XE. To learn more, visit

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. Embarcadero is online at


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