From Paradigma Software:
Valentina is the ultra-fast developer database. Unique Valentina minutes-to-seconds speed combined with standards support for Valentina SQL, XML and ODBC import export, UTF-16 international native file format make it the best choice for businesses that start small but do not want to forced into an enterprise model before they are ready. Compare yourself with MySQL, Oracle, DB2, Filemaker Server and MS SQL Server - Valentina is fast - even when handling millions of records.
Top Ten Features of Valentina Solutions:
Cross-Platform. Available on Mac OS X (PPC and Intel), Windows and Linux.
Valentina SQL. SQL 92 and 2003 secifications + object extensions
Supports Every Major Tool. Every major development tool has a native driver; native web apps with Ruby on Rails and PHP
Modern Database. Object-relational in synch with modern programming paradigms and highly customizable file format.
Well Supported. Online documentation, loads of example code and free community mailing list.
Ultra-Fast Database. Benchmarked in the field between five to hundreds of times faster than comparable products.
Best Unicode. UTF-8 and UTF-16 native formats for best international support.
Super Secure Encryption. 448-bit Blowfish encryption.
Bonjour/Zero Config. Auto-find Valentina databases on your network.
XML/Text Import/Export. XML for data and schema.
Valentina 3.x introduced many key features: Views, Triggers, Stored Procedures, Hot Back Up and ODBC connectivity.
You can connect your applications with Valentina 3.x Office Server using native adapters for REAL Software REALbasic, Adobe Director, Apple Cocoa/Objective-C, Apple Carbon, MS Visual Studio C++, GCC 4, Mirye Runtime Revolution from Mirye Software, PHP, Ruby/Ruby on Rails, .net framework, COM and more - you can connect with EVERY major development environment.
Journaling for more robust management and recovery
New Mail Command / Mail Features
Database level Triggers
Sequences, including Temporary Sequences
ENUM types; ENUM types with Localization
New SQL Commands (CREATE TYPE AS ENUM,DROP TYPE, ALTER TYPE, CREATE SEQUENCE. DROP SEQUENCE, ALTER LINK Ã?Â¦ RENAME, ALTER LINK Ã?Â¦ REFERENTIAL ACTION, SHOW CHECKS, SHOW CONECTIONS, SHOW CONSTRAINTS, SHOW INDEXES, SHOW LOGS, SHOW [VSERVER] LOG, SHOW SEQUENCES, SHOW TYPES, CREATE TRIGGER Ã?Â¦ ON DATABASE)