4D Delivers 21st Century High-Performance, Scalable, Open SQL Platform for Business Applications

    4D v11 SQL ships with over 200 new enhancements and delivers enhanced
    compatibility and Universal Binary support

    PARIS, Sept. 25 /CNW/ -- 4D SAS, the award-winning maker of an integrated
platform that simplifies the process of developing and deploying business
applications, announced today the immediate availability of 4D v11 SQL
Developer product lines that lets developers create powerful SQL powered
business applications while maintaining compatibility with existing 4D
    At the heart of the new 4D v11 SQL platform is a revolutionary 21st
Century database engine that allows developers to build business applications
that scale to the highest business demands. 4D v11 SQL also delivers on 4D's
promise of an open, scalable platform by adding support for SQL, SVG, and
Unicode, as well as enhancing its support for ODBC, XML and SOAP based Web
    4D's developer productivity leadership is further enhanced by the
addition of over 100 new productivity enhancements, including a new ergonomic
design environment with integrated refactoring tools, new structure design
editor and an integrated maintenance center to ensure the developer has all
the tools at their finger tips to create, deliver and maintain powerful
business applications. 4D v11 SQL also provides developers with a new,
powerful component architecture that ensures developers can deliver secure
high performance modular code.
    "4D v11 SQL is a watershed event for the 4D community," said Larry White,
president of Pelican Engineering, Inc. "4D v11 SQL continues 4D's ease of use
and deployment while providing new levels of scalability and a critical
embrace of open standards."
    "4D v11 SQL demonstrates 4D's ongoing commitment to the 4D developer
community," said Peter Schumacher, president of [4D Consulting.com] eK. "As
per 4D's tradition, upgrading our existing applications was amazingly easy. As
a result, our customers could immediately begin to use the new power and
scalability of the 4D v11 SQL platform."
    "We're thrilled with the scalability of 4D v11 SQL," said Frederic Blanc,
Managing Director of Upside, France.  "4D v11 SQL allows us to deliver low
maintenance, high performing open applications that ensure we can meet the
most demanding business requirements."
    "With 4D v11 SQL, 4D is taking our highly productive development
environment to the next level by adding native support for enterprise IT
standards," said Luc Hollande, CEO of 4D SAS. "At the same time, by providing
full backward compatibility we're delivering unprecedented levels of
scalability to our customers."
    Pricing for the 4D v11 SQL product line begins at US$349. Upgrades and
maintenance plans are also available. 4D v11 SQL Developer products are
immediately available for download and purchase at http://www.4d.com/.
    About 4D SAS
    4D publishes a range of development, database and integrated Web server
solutions to speed business application development, delivery and deployment.
4D SAS is headquartered in Paris France and has international subsidiaries in
the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Australia and a
distribution network which is active in 40 countries. The 4D ecosystem
includes more than 7,000 software firms and VARs, as well as integrators and
publishers of vertical market applications.
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