A directory of data access products for Delphi

Product: NativeDB
Vendor: Liodden Data
Version: 1.97 Data Aware Controls: TDataSet
Web Site: http://www.nativedb.com/ Support Delphi Vers: 3 4 5 6 7 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010
Source Available: Yes Supports C++B Vers: 4 5 6 7 2006 2007 2009 2010

Description: NativeDB is a set of Borland VCL and Microsoft ActiveX database interface components to be installed into your favorite development environment.
Deployment: NativeDB works with SQL Anywhere, which is known for being easy to deploy and support in the field.
Modes of

Check indicates
primary intended
Local: ** Yes: with SQL anywhere installed locally
Multiuser File Server:
Multiuser Client/Server: ** Yes: it works with SQL Anywhere, a client/server database
Web Server: Yes: it NativeDB would work well for an SQL Anywhere-backed web site with dynamic Delphi content.

Package(s) Available: Price:
Standard $395.00
Professional (includes source) $795

Database/File Format Supported Native? Via Notes
Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere Yes

Third Party Tool Compatibility: Compatible?
(Delphi) Database Explorer Unknown
Ace Reporter Yes
InfoPower Yes
Orpheus (TurboPower) Yes
QuickReports Yes
RAVE Reports Yes
ReportBuilder Pro Yes

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

NativeDB is a set of Borland VCL and Microsoft ActiveX database interface components to be installed into your favorite development environment. These components connects directly to the database engine and are based on the database interface provided by the database manufacturer. By interfacing to the lowest layer, we are able to offer high-speed database access as well as supporting many advanced features not supported by the standard database interfaces.
Our current version supports both Windows and Linux operating systems. A well defined class library makes up the foundation of NativeDB. This class library is designed to meet the requirements of the Borland VCL (Visual Component Library), the new CLX Library (Cross-platform Library) and the Microsoft ActiveX standard. In addition, a bonus Borland dbExpress driver is available with both our VCL and CLX editions featuring direct database access. So far, we have been concentrating our effort to support Sybase SQL Anywhere ®, the most easy to use and deployable database engine available in the market today. (Click here to view a Sybase white-paper on how SQL Anywhere and Borland Delphi work together). Still, and based on its modular design, NativeDB is well-prepared to handle other databases in the future.
Key features

  • No need to install or configure the Borland Database Engine (BDE).
  • No need to configure ODBC or maintain ODBC aliases.
  • No need to worry about ADO, MDAC or any MDAC version conflict issues.
  • No need to maintain any system-wide Windows registry keys.
  • No required system PATH settings.
  • No additional Windows SYSTEM DLLs needed when deploying your end-user application.
  • Much smaller setup executable size when deploying your application without BDE or MDAC.
  • High-speed database access.
  • Supports advanced database features not supported by BDE, ODBC or ADO based interfaces.
  • Supports database callbacks, translated into VCL or ActiveX events.
  • Intersession/interclient communication.
  • Accurate query record-counters.
  • Accurate scrollbar positioning when viewing data in VCL grids.
  • Immediate access to auto-incremental or other default values when inserting rows.
  • Full BLOB support.
  • Supports live server-side cursors.
  • Works in combination with many popular 3rd party data-access components.

Supported Sybase editions

  • Watcom SQL 3.2
  • Watcom SQL 4
  • SQL Anywhere 5
  • Adaptive Server Anywhere 6
  • Adaptive Server Anywhere 7
  • Adaptive Server Anywhere 8
  • Adaptive Server Anywhere 9
  • SQL Anywhere 10
  • SQL Anywhere 11
  • SQL Anywhere 12

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