Embarcadero InterBase 2020 v18.104.22.168 x64 + Keygen
What is Embarcadero InterBase?
Embarcadero InterBase an SQL Standards compliant database. InterBase strictly follows SQL industry standards. InterBase supports unicode and is ideal for any character set globally. InterBase offers multiple join unicode, real-time event alerts, and our patent pending Change Views’ SQL-based change tracking.
- Change Views. Change Views speeds up applications and lowers network traffic and costs by identifying and fetching only the changes made to the database. Read the Change Views white paper.
- Multigenerational Architecture. Connects with consistent database snapshots, ensures readers don’t block writers from making changes and increases scalability.
- Event Alerts. InterBase Events enable a real-time alert to connected clients when a change is committed. This saves on CPU intensive database polling and increases database scalability.
- Customizable. Easily customize InterBase with custom field types, stored procedures, custom exceptions and triggers. Customization helps automate database logic, data transformation and easy maintenance.
- Generators. Generators allow you to fetch sequential numbers that are typically used for primary keys. InterBase will not assign duplicate keys. Generators enable InterBase to produce key values centrally in the database.
Key Features of Embarcadero InterBase:
- SQL Database
- SQL Language/Unicode: InterBase is an SQL standards-compliant database. Starting with SQL92, all features added to InterBase strictly follow industry standards. With unicode support, InterBase is ideal for any character set and is widely used globally.
InterBase offers a range of SQL language features including multiple join and unicode.
- Transactions and Multigenerational Architectures: When making a change in InterBase, you must first start a transaction. A transaction can be connected using multiple options, allowing for either a live view or a snapshot view of the data. This ability to have multiple view types of the data is thanks to InterBase’s being built using a multigenerational architecture.
Having a multigenerational architecture is exceptionally powerful when it comes to reporting. Having the ability to connect with a consistent snapshot of the database ensures that you are always comparing like for like. Equally important, the multigenerational architecture also ensures that readers don’t block writers from making changes, increasing database scalability, and also enabling other key features like online backup and Change Views.
- Event Alerters: Finding out something is changed in a central database is a typical concern of developers. InterBase Events enable a live time alert to connected clients that something has changed. Alerts are sent immediately after the transaction making the change is committed. This saves on CPU-intensive database polling, thus increasing database scalability. When run alongside Change Views, Events allow for the fastest way to fetch data changes by collecting just the delta of what has changed from the server, additionally reducing network traffic and associated costs.
- Change Views: The award-winning Change Views is a patent-pending feature of InterBase that allows developers to identify what has changed in the database. Working with Change Views is simple; running the same SQL statement in subsequent transactions will return only the delta. This makes fetching and identifying changed data very simple.
Change Views works with the multigenerational architecture of InterBase to speed up applications and lower network traffic and costs by finally allowing briefcase data to become always relevant, removing the need to fetch the same data time and time again.
- Managed Fields Definitions/Domains: InterBase domains allow you to define a specific field type (e.g., VarChar(20)/Integer, etc.) and define properties for that field (e.g., Can it be null? or can it define a range of values that can be passed in?). Using InterBase domains allows you to easily manage the same field type across your database. This simplifies adding the same type of field everywhere, and as it is defined once, so you can easily update the field type across the database if requirements ever change.
- Stored Procedures: InterBase stored procedures allow you to compile server-side functions into your database engine that enables easily updatable business logic that clients can call. This could be to ship an order or add a new customer—the options are endless. You can also run select statements against stored procedures to return a custom layout of data. You can even build SQL statements inside your stored procedures to run, based on data passed in or fetched.
- Triggers: Triggers are a powerful feature with a variety of uses. Among the ways that triggers can be used are:
- To make correlated updates - for example, to keep a log file of changes to a database or table.
- To enforce data restrictions so that only valid data is entered in tables.
- Automatic transformation of data - for example, to automatically convert text input to uppercase.
- To notify applications of changes in the database using event alerters.
- To perform cascading referential integrity updates.
- Generators: Generators allow you to fetch sequential numbers that are typically used for primary keys within InterBase. Generators work across database transactions, and InterBase will not assign a duplicate key. InterBase generators allow you to enable the database to be responsible for the production of key values centrally in the database.
- Custom Exceptions: InterBase allows you to build database logic to manage the data being passed in. Working alongside stored procedures and triggers that happen before the data is updated, you can raise a custom exception from the server if bad data is passed in.
- Your data everywhere
- Multiplatform Support: InterBase is certified to run on Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, and iOS allowing you to develop on one platform and deploy anywhere. InterBase also supports heterogeneous OS connectivity across all supported platforms. Coupled with a single cross-platform on disk format, InterBase works smoothly through the development life cycle while drastically simplifying and reducing workload around change tracking, configuration, and testing.
- Client and Server Data Storage: From a single-user, deeply embedded database to a database server with hundreds of simultaneous connected users, InterBase offers commercial-grade data storage on both server and clients powering online and offline application capabilities.
InterBase comes in two specific flavors: installed server (represented by Server, Developer, and Trial edition) and the deeply embedded version that doesn’t require installation (represented by InterBase ToGo/free IBLite).
InterBase ToGo/IBLite can also be used without an InterBase server as a stand-alone, deeply embedded database across multiple platforms (including iOS and Android). Using InterBase for local storage reduces the need for network traffic, thus reducing costs and also improving your application speed and user experience. Change Views provides the infrastructure for ensuring offline data is kept current with minimal effort.
- Silent Installation: The InterBase server has an embeddable installer to allow for silent install of InterBase server and client drivers, providing your secret competitive advantage. Rather than using the client driver, deploying InterBase ToGo (or IBLite) adds local data storage to the client.
- Single On-Disk Format: InterBase offers a single file format that works across all platforms. This makes it easy to develop on your platform of choice and then deploy your applications anywhere. Right through the product life cycle, from define, to build, to test and deploy, having a unified on-disk format allows you to quickly support and test even mobile databases directly from your development machine. In addition, a single cross-platform encryption model reduces a number of configuration challenges typically linked to the unique way different platforms are configured.
- Cross-platform Encryption: How much do you care about people seeing your data? Data security is important both on and off your server and devices. InterBase encryption supports both weak DES and strong AES 256-bit encryption in two elements: 1) over-the-wire encryption of network traffic and 2) database data-at-rest encryption. InterBase encryption is built into the database as part of its cross-platform single-file format, allowing InterBase to offer protection of data everywhere it resides throughout the development life cycle.
Data visibility is defined by a specialist login to the database (SYSDSO) with column-level granularity, ensuring that even developers cannot bypass encryption to view and search for sensitive data (unless your Data Security Officer allows them access). Having granular column-level encryption built into your data layer drastically reduces the risk of data breaches through requirement changes and product refactoring as your data layer (and not your application) is managing data visibility.
Along with providing role-based user security that can be bound to encryption configuration, InterBase also supports a backup-specific encryption key. The backup key provides no access to the data but does allow an encrypted backup to be created and answers the needs of those requiring command-line backups to be run via scheduling.
- Fast & Lightweight
- Speed: With InterBase, you can rely on powerful SMP experience to supercharge your applications with one of the fastest native databases available. InterBase leverages today's multicore CPUs and multi-CPU systems, along with a unique versioning approach and advanced disk I/O caching, to retrieve and update your data blazingly fast.
- Small Footprint: In its smallest distribution, InterBase is only a few megabytes. The small on-disk footprint and small in-memory requirements make it ideal for devices requiring a commercial-grade embeddable database engine from laptops to tablets and phones. As InterBase scales with your application, it can take advantage of more powerful servers and can be configured to run fully in memory for blazing fast speed, all with the security of immediately writing to disk thanks to enterprise-grade features like journaling.
- Easily Installed and Deployed: The InterBase server installer can be quietly embedded into your own installer or run manually as part of your installation. InterBase can be installed in seconds, and unlike some databases, it doesn’t require a three-day training course just to set up a blank database.
When it comes to InterBase ToGo, no installation is required! Just deploy the InterBase libraries along with your application and you gain both client drivers and local database storage with full access to features like Change Views and user security.
- Award-Winning Change Tracking: Dramatically reducing the amount of data moved and lowering data costs, network traffic, server CPU demand, and disk I/O all add up to why the patent-pending Change Views is blazingly fast and improves data scalability. Without the need for log tables, triggers, special database users, or time-stamp fields, Change Views is exceptionally lightweight and fast and is built into the InterBase core to work on both server and deeply embedded versions of InterBase.
- Encryption That Doesn’t Slow You Down: InterBase helps speed up the development processes and makes development safer and more agile by removing the need for developers to write, test, and focus on encryption. InterBase encryption is seamless and integrated directly into the database layer, meaning your developer can focus on writing application code and business logic while leaving the database to worry about who can see what data.
Additionally, InterBase encryption adds very little overhead to the database speed and performance while still maintaining full on-disk encryption.
- In-Memory Speed, Immediate Write Security: Journaling provides the security of immediately writing changes to disk, with the benefits of a full in-memory database system. Journaling can be enabled on a database through a single line of SQL and requires no changes in your application to have them enabled. Journaling is sometimes referred to as write-ahead logging (WAL). Many medical systems around the world rely on InterBase journaling to deliver speed and security to their systems.
- Admin Free
- Long-Lived Server: InterBase will just run and run and run! Even with the hardest-working databases processing 10,000+ transactions a second, it would be 150+ years before you would need to back up and restore the latest InterBase database server (compared to under a month with older versions and Firebird).
- Rapid Crash Recovery: InterBase was one of the first ACID-compliant databases on the market, and having this built into its core means it will get back up and running very quickly following any server crash. In fact, InterBase is so good at this, it has been deployed in tanks, helicopters, and medical equipment globally where time to recover is critical following any system reboots. And so it was famously once said when competing against Oracle, “No! You don’t need to put a DBA in a tank with InterBase.”
InterBase also offers a range of failover capabilities, covered in the Disaster Recovery section, including incremental backups, journals, point-in-time recovery, and database shadowing.
- Over-the-Wire and Data-at-Rest Encryption: Data security is a hot topic! The loss of data via cyber attacks can lead to a loss of customers (typically 4% of your customer base) and reputation, lead to regulatory action, and even expose you to large fines. InterBase supports encryption of data between server and clients (over-the-wire network traffic) and data-at-rest (both DES and strong AES 256-bit encryption).
InterBase encryption is built into the database as part of its cross-platform single-file format, allowing InterBase to offer protection of data everywhere it resides throughout the development life cycle.
Data encryption at rest is controlled by a separate security login to support industry best practice for data controllers.
- Separate Security Login: A common mistake around data security is to think that encrypting the database is enough. More important is controlling who can see what data. This is the legal responsibility of the Data Security Officer, and InterBase helps you separate and manage this via a special login, SYSDSO.
The ability to read, insert, update, delete, and search on data in InterBase is defined by the SYSDSO use. SYSDSO controls at a column level who can see, search, and update data, allowing you to control throughout the development life cycle who gets to see what data and when; even developers cannot bypass encryption to view and search for sensitive data (unless your DSO allows them access).
Having granular column-level encryption built into your data layer drastically reduces the risk of data breaches through requirement changes and product refactoring as your data layer (and not your application) is managing data visibility.
- Role-Based User Security: Almost every application that stores data has users with different levels of access to data. Rather than requiring you to spend time building, managing, and testing user security in your own applications, InterBase provides it out the box. By defining user security roles that match job roles (e.g., accountant, accounts manager, salesperson, human resources, etc.), you can then allocate users with multiple roles, making it easy to add or remove access to data across your system.
User security covers both data and also access to Change Views, allowing you to easily control who can track data changes too.
- Disaster Recovery
- Backup while Live: Backing up the database is simple with InterBase. Because InterBase runs a multiversioning architecture, starting a backup takes a snapshot at that point in time, allowing others to still be connected and changing the database. Because you don’t need to get users out of the system, InterBase can be left running 24x7 while still allowing you to backup your business lifeblood, your data!
The database can be backed up via command line, through our admin tools, via code using the backup APIs, or via the ODBC driver GUI. For Delphi, C++, RAD Studio developers IBX and FireDAC components provide a handy wrapping of the backup/restore/mend APIs, allowing for easy integration of database management inside your own applications.
- Distinguished Data Dumps: Distinguished data dumps (also known as incremental dumps) are a fast way of creating a copy of your database as part of your disaster recovery plans. A data dump is different from a traditional backup (that has to be restored into an active database format) as it produces a read-only copy of the database. It is therefore popular as a disaster-recovery option, as the database just needs to be switched to read/write, which is faster than waiting for a restore to complete. If you are looking to run a copy of your database on a secondary database server to spread the load of processor-demanded reporting, then this may also be the right option for you.
Running a distinguished data dump for the first time creates a complete copy of the database in read-only mode, with subsequent runs updating this copy with only the changed pages from the primary database. Distinguished data dumps are the recommended way of backing up with Change Views as it maintains the transaction IDs required to maintain Change View subscriptions.
- Multithreaded Restore: InterBase uses parallel processing technologies to speed up the restoration of a backup. Indexes are the most time-consuming part of restoring a database as they have to be rebuilt. InterBase restores using multiple threads on multiple processors to ensure the fastest possible restoration of the database and indexes.
- Journaling: Many medical systems around the world rely on InterBase journaling. Journaling provides the security of immediately writing changes to disk, with the benefits of a full in-memory database system. Journaling can be enabled on a database through a single line of SQL and requires no changes in your application to have it enabled. Journaling is sometimes referred to as write-ahead logging (WAL).
- Point-in-Time Recovery: The next step on from journaling is journal archives, which then enable point-in-time recovery of data. If you ever have someone “accidentally” run a script that deletes your orders table or gives the rest of the staff an unauthorized 50% pay raise, using journal archives would enable you to revert the database to any second in time covered by your journal archive. Journal archives can also be stored off device and provide a fast way to recover from disaster even if the backup hasn’t run, reducing the risk of changed data since losing a backup due to a hardware failure.
- Logless Replication: The award-winning, patent-pending Change Views helps speed up development and enhance the features developers can provide to their end users around changed data by eliminating the challenges posed by traditional change-tracking methods. The ultimate benefit of Change Views is lower development costs and faster and smaller updates to disconnected remote data caches, saving you time and money and making your development team more agile.
Traditional database change-tracking technologies focus on log tables or time-stamp fields. Log tables are notoriously hard to manage and don’t scale well to a high number of destinations; they also impact the database performance and bloat its size. Time-stamp fields are infamously problematic when multiple users are working with a database. The IoTA award-winning InterBase Change Views feature removes the need for time fields, log tables, additional database users, or triggers, instead providing a blazingly fast, highly scalable option that requires near zero CPU time and disk space designed for today’s numerous-destination (mobile-centric) world.
- Change View Subscriptions: Change Views works through a concept of subscriptions. A subscription is defined to include a number of tables or specific columns of data; using InterBase user security, users or specific roles are then granted the rights to subscribe to each subscription.
Once a device is subscribed, it tracks what is changing at the field level for that subscription. This simple model enables access to data changes to be securely managed and easily scaled out without any need for log tables or additional fields, simplifying the development process so change tracking is one less thing to develop, refactor, build, and test.
- The Most Secure Change Tracking on the Market: One powerful feature of Change Views being controlled via user security and being private to the subscriber is that only the subscriber can see what has changed.
To illustrate why this is so important, imagine you are building a medical system and have an HIV status on a patient record that is encrypted. Change Views allow you to control who can track changes to that field and doesn’t provide a log table that others may be able to scan to identify records that might have been changed. This makes for exceptionally powerful, secure change tracking that actively works to reduce the change-of-privilege abuse that could lead to a data breach of sensitive information.
Change Views not only makes it easy to identify what has changed, it controls who can track those changes and prevents others from even guessing at data changes.
- Easy to Fetch Data Deltas: Dramatically reducing the amount of data you move, data costs, network traffic, and server CPU demand and disk I/O all add up to the reason the patent-pending Change Views is fast and helps applications scale further. The award-winning technology provides just the field-level delta of what has changed, allowing developers to give detailed analyses back to the end user while lowering data-movement costs.
InterBase allows Change View data to be queried via SQL, allowing developers to easily identify the total data changed before syncing, ensuring you never end up with a surprise data bill. Developers can also quickly fetch changes to keep remote data caches updated, allowing for blazingly fast applications with enhanced offline capabilities.
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