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Since 1982, when our founders at SoftCraft first built and marketed Btrieve, we have been dedicated to providing world-class data-management systems to people building business-critical applications.

Btrieve to Pervasive.SQL

Pervasive Software is pleased to bring you Pervasive.SQL, the evolution of Btrieve. Pervasive.SQL provides full compatibility with existing Btrieve API-based applications on all supported platforms without compromising the power and raw speed of Btrieve. Enhancements over Btrieve 5.x and 6.x include:

  • Higher performance and scalability
  • Industry standard relational data access through ODBC and JDBC
  • Support for OLE DB
  • Microsoft and NetWare clustering support
  • Continuous operations
  • Archival logging
  • Roll forward
  • Wider range of platform support
  • Replication solutions for disaster recovery and distributed data environments
  •  And much, much more - all while leveraging your existing application and data investment.

In the tradition of Btrieve, each successive release of Pervasive.SQL drives down the total-cost-of-ownership. Dynamic settings, trouble shooting utilities and straightforward reliability all combine to keep the total-cost-of-ownership low, not only in initial purchase costs, but also in terms of deployment and ongoing maintenance.

Aberdeen Cost-of-Ownership Database Study Proves Pervasive.SQL Still The Clear Leader

As a valuable comparison resource, this Aberdeen Group study focuses on the total cost of ownership between Pervasive.SQL and other databases for small to mid-sized enterprises and departments within large corporations. The study also provides a set of important considerations that users find helpful when assessing databases for the Low-IT market. When considering the areas most important to customers such as overall cost, ease of use and the amount of deployment and administration resources needed, Pervasive.SQL v9 emerges as the clear leader with a "25-to-1" cost advantage over Oracle 9i, a "7-to-1" cost advantage over Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and a "2.5-to-1" cost advantage over Sybase SQL Anywhere Studio V7.