What is NativeDB? NativeDB is a set of Borland
VCL and Microsoft ActiveX database interface components to be installed into your
favorite development environment. These components connects directly to the database
engine and are based on the database interface provided by the database manufacturer.
By interfacing to the lowest layer, we are able to offer high-speed database access
as well as supporting many advanced features not supported by the standard database
Our current version supports both Windows and
Linux operating systems.
A well defined class library makes up the foundation of NativeDB. This class library is
designed to meet the requirements of the Borland VCL (Visual Component Library), the
new CLX Library (Cross-platform Library) and the Microsoft ActiveX standard.
In addition, a bonus Borland dbExpress driver is
available with both our VCL and CLX editions featuring direct database access.
So far, we have been concentrating our effort to support
SQL Anywhere ®,
the most easy to use and deployable database engine available in the market today.
(Click here to
view a Sybase white-paper on how SQL Anywhere and Borland Delphi work together). Still,
and based on its modular design, NativeDB is well-prepared to handle other databases in
What is NativeDB Alerts?
NativeDB Alerts is a set of server-side external procedures that allow you to incorporate
intersession/interclient communication into your database and client applications. NativeDB
Alerts is typically used to send notification messages from database triggers, stored
procedures or client-side applications to allow other connected clients to react on them.
NativeDB Alerts was developed based on our customer’s request. We wanted to create a
simple yet powerful messaging system to allow an application or database to broadcast
messages to connected clients signaling important changes or events in the database or
client-software. A fully documented trial version is available from the downloads section.
No need to install or configure the Borland Database Engine (BDE).
No need to configure ODBC or maintain ODBC aliases.
No need to worry about ADO, MDAC or any MDAC version conflict issues.
No need to maintain any system-wide Windows registry keys.
No required system PATH settings.
No additional Windows SYSTEM DLLs needed when deploying your end-user application.
Much smaller setup executable size when deploying your application without BDE or MDAC.
High-speed database access.
Supports advanced database features not supported by BDE, ODBC or ADO based interfaces.
Supports database callbacks, translated into VCL or ActiveX events.
Accurate query record-counters.
Accurate scrollbar positioning when viewing data in VCL grids.
Immediate access to auto-incremental or other default values when inserting rows.
Full BLOB support.
Supports live server-side cursors.
Works in combination with many popular 3rd party data-access components.