InterBase is a full-featured relational database that developers can embed into their software applications.
Software developers choose InterBase because it is low cost, has high performance, requires no administration, is easy to install and deploy, while being scalable and powerful, and provides data security.
InterBase XE3 Server, Desktop and Developer editions run on Windows (32-bit and 64-bit). InterBase XE3 ToGo is available for Windows, Mac OS X and iOS, and IBLite is available for iOS. The prior version, InterBase XE Server, runs on multiple platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. InterBase also supports heterogeneous O/S connectivity for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris.
InterBase supports all major development paradigms including Java, C, C++, .NET, Delphi, PHP and Ruby. It integrates closely with Embarcadero application development tools such as C++Builder, RAD Studio and Delphi so that when you deploy your applications to any platform, InterBase will automatically deploy with it. If you’re a Visual Studio developer you can work with InterBase via ADO.NET or ODBC connectors.
InterBase Desktop Edition is available on Windows and provides you with a great solution for stand-alone single user application.
InterBase ToGo Edition is available on iOS, Windows and Mac OS X, and also runs in a stand-alone environment, but allows deployment of applications which directly utilize the InterBase engine DLLs. With no separate database server process running, the database engine is executing in the application process space so it provides an extremely small footprint.
IBLite is a new, freely deployable, embeddable database for iOS that runs in a stand-alone environment and allows deployment of apps which directly utilize the InterBase engine.
InterBase Server Edition allows hundreds of simultaneous users to connect to the database and it runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X. To learn more about each edition, please visit the Product Editions page.
IBLite is a freely deployable, embeddable database for iOS that runs in a stand-alone environment and allows deployment of apps which directly utilize the InterBase engine. With no separate database server process running, the database engine executes in the application process space providing an extremely small footprint. IBLite is a choice embedded database solution for VARs, OEMs and ISVs. Upgrade from IBLite to InterBase ToGo edition for additional functionality including encryption, multi-core support and larger database file sizes. IBLite is available exclusively with Delphi XE4 (Professional with Mobile and above) and RAD Studio XE4 (all editions).
U.S. regulations monitor products that include 128-bit AES encryption. To ensure that we comply with U.S. regulations, we activate the Strong Encryption capability of InterBase for paid versions of InterBase.
InterBase XE3, XE and 2009 with Strong Encryption can be sold to customers worldwide under the unrestricted status provisions of the “ENC” export license exemption. Under ENC rules, export licenses are not required. The export control classification number (ECCN) is 5D002 – ENC/Unrestricted.
If you create a project that makes use of the AES encryption features of InterBase, your country may have regulations that apply to the export of your product. In that event, the ability to enable Strong Encryption via our serial number key (in InterBase 2009 and XE) may simplify your compliance with your country’s export regulations.
There is no additional charge for InterBase encryption capability.
Embarcadero offers online webinars that you can attend to learn more about InterBase and ask questions from InterBase experts. To check out the latest on-demand and live webinars, please go to our events page.