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13th January 2003 - Developer Solutions, the application development specialist and distributor for Pervasive Software today announced availability of version eight (V8) of Pervasive.SQLT, the latest release of the Pervasive's industry-leading database engine. Built for independent software vendors (ISVs) and value-added resellers (VARs) who primarily serve small and mid-sized businesses, Pervasive.SQL V8 combines performance, embeddability and low total cost of ownership into
a powerful, flexible and scalable database engine.

Increased Performance

The dual-access database engine of Pervasive.SQL V8 gives developers the high-speed performance of transactional processing using 32-bit, multi-threaded, transactional access with the robust, full-featured
capabilities of SQL relational processing in a single package. In addition, features such as archival logging and automatic server recovery help to ensure that mission-critical data remains highly

Ease of Embeddability

Seamlessly embedded within thousands of applications and sold as a bundle with thousands more, Pervasive.SQL is the data-management foundation that delivers superior value with minimal maintenance required.

According to Aberdeen Group, an IT market analysis and positioning services firm headquartered in Boston, Pervasive delivers "near-lights-out" administration, which is a key value differentiator
from the competitive products that frequently require database administrators. With its small footprint, easy installation and simple deployment, Pervasive.SQL V8 is the embedded database solution of choice for many application developers.

Pervasive Software's commitment to open industry-standard technologies and computing platforms ensures applications evolve along with the business. Pervasive.SQL V8 features extensive support for
industry-standard APIs, including ODBC, JDBC, ADO / OLE DB and Active X. For even tighter integration, Pervasive offers the Distributed Tuning Interface (DTI) that lets developers control the database engine with the V8 tool set from within their application. Featuring integration
with a number of leading development tools such as Delphi, Magic, Data Access, C++, Visual Basic, Java, .NET, Perl, JSP, ASP and PHP, Pervasive.SQL V8 gives developers the flexibility to choose the best framework to develop and deploy applications.

Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

V8 reinforces Pervasive's success in bringing to market industry-leading low TCO. Its self-tuning engine simplifies maintenance and virtually eliminates the need for a dedicated database administrator. The
Pervasive system analyzer accelerates deployment and troubleshooting. In addition, the auto-reconnect feature seamlessly reconnects an application to the server in the case of minor network errors or power

Full Suite of GUI Utilities

The Pervasive control centre in Pervasive.SQL V8 provides developers with one central console for all database management. With interfaces to all the Pervasive.SQL utilities, developers can customize the console by adding or removing other applications, tools or utilities to reflect their specific needs.

Availability and Pricing

Pervasive.SQL V8 is immediately available for multiple platforms and configurations, including Windows, NetWare, Linux and is backward compatible with prior versions of BtrieveR and Pervasive.SQL on all supported platforms.

Pervasive.SQL V8 Desktop Workgroup engines are priced at GBP 20. Pricing for full client/server engines starts at GBP 599 for a six-user license. Volume discounts and upgrade pricing are also available.

About Developer Solutions

Formed in 2001, Developer Solutions was a division of Contemporary Plc. Developer Solutions is the specialist development resource, providing developers and businesses with advanced software technologies, an extensive portfolio of training and consulting services and a bespoke software development capability. For more information, visit Developer Solutions at or

About Pervasive Software

Pervasive Software is a leading global data-management company powering the success of application developers by providing solutions that deliver the industry's best combination of performance, reliability and low administration costs. Founded in 1994, Pervasive is based in Austin,
Texas, with offices in Europe.

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