SWsoft releases beta of Colibri.ODBC (ODBC driver for Btrieve) based on MySQL

August 3, 2000
For Immediate Release
Press contacts:

In Singapore:
Alla Poloumieva, alla@sw.com.sg

Jack Zubarev, jack@swusa.com
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South San Francisco, August 3, 2000 - SWsoft, an advanced software development company which offers broad range of software development services, announced the beta release of ODBC driver for Btrieve based on the popular MySQL (www.mysql.com) database engine. The driver extends SWsoft's product line of add-on products for Btrieve® started with earlier release of OLEDB provider for Btrieve®. The driver allows large community of Btrieve users to get instantaneous relational access to their database and gives them fast and powerful mechanism for querying, integrating, and reporting using SQL. The key features of the driver include superior performance, support for older Btrieve files (from v 6.15), support for both local and remote Btrieve files, complete support of MySQL syntax, and intuitive tools for creating table structure for Btrieve databases.

The driver also provides a way for Btrieve users to use MySQL engine without any changes to existing data files. "The SWsoft's decision to use MySQL for developing its Btrieve ODBC driver signifies the popularity of MySQL engine and gives Btrieve users a freedom to choose a relational engine that best suits their needs without making significant investments" said Monty Widenius, project leader on MySQL.

The key features of Colibri.ODBC driver includes:

  • Fast relational access to existing Btrieve data files.
  • Supports Btrieve 6.15 and higher on all server platforms (NT, NetWare, Linux, Solaris).
  • Supports both local and remote Btrieve files.
  • Full support for MySQL syntax of SQL
  • Intelligence tool in delivery (SQL Analyzer) that provides easy and intuitive mechanism for describing table structure of legacy Btrieve tables.
  • BtrieveTest diagnostic utility that allows to easily troubleshoot potential problems with Btrieve ODBC.

About MySQL
MySQL (www.mysql.com) is a true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server specifically designed for speed robustness and ease of use. Currently distributed under GNU General Public License (open-source), MySQL provides robust alternatives to proprietary databases on all major platforms.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is an advanced server technology company focused on the development of its patent-pending Virtuozzo™ technology with end-to-end solutions and services for hosting service providers such as Internet data centers, application service providers, managed hosting providers and Web hosters.
For more information visit SWsoft at www.SWsoft.com.sg.

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