A directory of data access products for Delphi

Product: DBISAM
Vendor: Elevate Software
Version: 4.30 Data Aware Controls: TDataSet
Web Site: http://www.elevatesoft.com Support Delphi Vers: 5 6 7 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 XE
Source Available: Yes Supports C++B Vers: 5 6 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 XE

Description: DBISAM compiles directly into your application with no external libraries required.
Deployment: single EXE (~1.8MB), only requires a single INI text file for configuration, and can be run as an application or Windows service
Modes of

Check indicates
primary intended
Local: Yes
Multiuser File Server: Yes
Multiuser Client/Server: Yes
Web Server: Yes

Package(s) Available: Price:
DBISAM VCL Standard $249
DBISAM VCL Standard with Source Code $379
DBISAM VCL Client-Server $529
DBISAM VCL Client-Server with Source Code $699
DBISAM CLX Standard $249
DBISAM CLX Standard with Source Code $379
DBISAM CLX Client-Server $529
DBISAM CLX Client-Server with Source Code $699

Database/File Format Supported Native? Via Notes
Proprietary Yes

Third Party Tool Compatibility: Compatible?
(Delphi) Database Explorer Yes
kbmMW Yes
Ace Reporter Yes
InfoPower Yes
Orpheus (TurboPower) Yes
QuickReports Yes
RAVE Reports Yes
ReportBuilder Pro Yes
DevExpress QuantumGrid Yes
RemObjects Yes
IntraWeb Yes
ExpressWeb Framework Yes
FastReport Yes

Vendor's Description (from Readme files, web site, etc.):

DBISAM has numerous features, too much to readily describe here. Please read more at:
DBISAM for Delphi, Lazarus, and C++Builder Developers

BDE Alternatives Guide Comments:

DBISAM has grown to be one of the most-mentioned BDE alternative products; it is probably the most complete replacement (and then some) of BDE-like functionality for accessing local or file-server based data, keeping in mind that it uses its own file format, not Paradox, dBase, etc.

The client/server version is more comparable to Advantage or FlashFiler, offering a mix of navigations and SQL-based data access in a client/server system.

I (Kyle) use DBISAM myself for the local data store in a "briefcase" style application.

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