REAL Software Acquires Database Technology from SQLabs

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REAL Software, Inc. announced today the company has acquired SQLite-based database technology developed by SQLabs of San Diego, California.

REAL Software, Inc. announced

today the company has acquired SQLite-based database technology developed by SQLabs of San Diego, California. This technology includes SQLitePlugInPro for REALbasic and SQLiteServer. SQLitePlugInPro is a popular database plugin that enables development of single-user database applications. SQLiteServer is a SQLite-based database server.

"We acquired this technology so that REALbasic users will have instant access to a well-known, industry-standard, fast, dependable, SQL-based database engine on which to build powerful database applications," stated Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. "In addition, they will be able to do so on Windows, Macintosh and Linux, furthering our firm commitment to provide cross-platform that really works."

"By acquiring this technology, REAL Software is paving the way to provide powerful database development technology to REALbasic users," offered Will Leshner, principal of SQLabs. "Since it is based on SQLite which is public-domain, fast and reliable, REALbasic users gain an industry-standard database engine that's tailored to meet their needs."

The single-user database engine will be included in an upcoming release of REALbasic. Plans for the database server will be announced later this year.

About SQLabs

SQLabs is a software design, development and consulting company that creates everything from plugins in C++ to full applications written entirely in REALbasic. The company specializes in database solutions, especially those that incorporate local databases using SQLite. The company is located in San Diego, California and can be found on the web at http://www.sqlabs.net.

About REALbasic

REALbasic is a full-featured software design environment easily suited to creating all kinds of applications, from utilities to enterprise-class applications. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and includes a utility to help migrate existing Visual Basic applications. REALbasic is available now starting at $99.95 direct from REAL Software, Fry's and other software retailers. REALbasic Professional Edition, required for cross-platform deployment, starts at $399.95 and includes extended functionality for database and team development.

About REAL Software

REAL Software provides REALbasic, Cross-Platform That Really Works, for people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications cross-platform.REAL Software was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit http://www.realsoftware.com or call 512.328.7325.

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