Blackfish SQL    Fully managed, SQL-compliant, highly portable, embedded database

Blackfish™ SQL is a high-performance, small-footprint, SQL-92 compliant transactional database. Blackfish SQL runs on both the .NET framework and on the Java platform. Database files are compatible between the two platforms.

Blackfish SQL for .NET is fully integrated with CodeGear RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder and Delphi Prism

Blackfish SQL for .NET supports stored procedures written in the Delphi, C#, VB or Delphi Prism languages. Developers can use RAD Studio's Data Explorer to easily manage their Blackfish databases.

Blackfish SQL

The design and implementation of Blackfish SQL emphasize database performance, scalability, ease of use, and a strong adherence to industry standards.

Blackfish SQL capabilities include the following:

  • Industry standards compliance
    • Entry level SQL-92 compliance
    • Unicode storage of character data
    • Unicode-based collation key support for sorting and indexing
    • dbExpress 4 drivers for Win32 Delphi and C++
    • ADO.NET 2.0 providers for .NET
    • JDBC for Java
    • JavaBeans data access components for Java
    • XA/JTA Distributed transactions for Java
  • Blackfish™ SQL can be run as a Windows Service, as a standalone server or as an inprocess, embedded database
  • High performance and scalability for demanding online transaction processing (OLTP) and decision support system (DSS) applications
  • For Windows, stored procedures and triggers can be written in any CLR compliant language, including Delphi
  • For Java, stored procedures and triggers can be written in Java
  • Zero-administration, single assembly or single-jar deployment
  • Database incremental backup and failover

Product Editions

Desktop Deployment License
This license permits deployment of Blackfish SQL for .NET or for Java on a single desktop machine for a single user with no limits on database size, memory cache size or number of CPUs. License only - software not included.

Server Deployment License
This license permits deployment of Blackfish SQL for .NET or for Java on a single server for access by local or remote users with no limits on database size, memory cache size or number of CPUs. License only - software not included. Available with 1, 5, 10, 25 or Unlimited user counts.

RAD Studio Professional Edition
Included in the Professional editions of CodeGear RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder, and Delphi Prism. Development license plus unlimited no charge desktop database deployment on systems with for 1 user / 4 connections, and support for databases up to 512 MB.

RAD Studio Enterprise Edition
Included in the Enterprise and Architect Editions of CodeGear RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder and Delphi Prism. Development license plus unlimited no charge deployment on systems with up to 5 users / 20 connections, and support for databases up to 2GB.

JBuilder Professional Edition
Included with JBuilder 2008 Professional. Development license plus unlimited no charge desktop database deployment on systems for 1 user / 4 connections, and support for databases up to 512 MB.

JBuilder Enterprise Edition
Included in JBuilder 2008 Enterprise. Development license plus unlimited no charge deployment on systems with up to 5 users / 20 connections, and support for databases up to 2GB.

VAR/OEM Licensing
Blackfish SQL is well suited to embedding into other software products. Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreements can be entered into, so that the developer can include Blackfish SQL as part of their own software product installation. Contact your Embarcadero sales representative for more details on VAR agreements.

 
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