Actian PSQL is the perfect solution for packaged business applications. It is one of the most reliable, low maintenance, high-performance database management systems in the world. Actian PSQL v11 offers important new features: multi-core optimization, improved backup support with Actian Backup Agent and VSS, enhanced 64-bit support, updated license administration, IPv6 support and updated developer tools.  Pick your version: PSQL Workgroup (1-5 users), PSQL Server (6-500) or PSQL Vx (for serious VM users, hypervisor-friendly and cloud ready).

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PSQL v12

New Features

Defragmentation: PSQL v12 database files can be defragmented without any engine down time. Reads and writes can operate continuously during defragmentation.

Enhanced VM Licensing: VM live migration capabilities have now been expanded to PSQL v12 Server and Workgroup editions. A virtual machine with PSQL v12 Server or PSQL v12 Workgroup can now be migrated without invalidating the PSQL v12 license.

PSQL Unicode Support: PSQL v12 expands its multilingual support by providing SQL storage for wide-character data. PSQL v12 provides access to Btrieve data in the form of new relational types NCHAR, NVARCHAR and NLONGVARCHAR and include a new ODBC Unicode Interface driver.

Simplified PSQL Licensing: The PSQL Vx Server 12 edition no longer requires Internet connectivity for operational use, once the product is authorized.

Installer Update: The PSQL v12 installation package will detect the OS bitness and automatically determine the bitness of the PSQL components that need to be installed.

Key Benefits:

  • Defragment PSQL files and improve application performance without taking PSQL applications offline
  • Live migration capability for all PSQL v12 editions means easy management of PSQL applications in VMware and HyperV
  • Easier globalization of PSQL applications
  • Simpler installs on 64- and 32-bit platforms
  • No ongoing Internet connection required for PSQL Vx makes it more suitable for secure environments
  • Backward compatibility with multiple previous versions. No application changes needed to upgrade





PSQL v11

New Features

Optimized for Multi-core: PSQL v11 is a parallel implementation of PSQL that includes several enhancements for multi-core:

  • Improvements to low level synchronization mechanisms in the transactional interface
  • Multiple users can read the same cached file pages simultaneously and their operations can proceed on multiple cores
  • Multiple users accessing independent files can proceed on different cores
  • Non-user activity such as checkpoint and log management can use additional cores

Full 64-bit: PSQL v11 supports the Btrieve and ODBC interfaces on native 64-bit Windows and Linux operating systems with 64-bit architecture

Backup Agent and VSS Support: PSQL v11 offers two choices for managing backups. A Backup Agent license is included with each PSQL v11 Server license and PSQL v11 Server for Windows includes support for Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).

Simple License Administration: Per machine pricing. No counting CPUs or cores. And, the PSQL v11 License Administrator offers several new features including self-service repair, license alert messages and troubleshooting tips.

Key Benefits:

  • Multi-core performance without changing your application
  • Improved scalability, more users, cores and processing power
  • Better backup with Actian Backup Agent and VSS support
  • Simple transition to IPv6
  • Updated developer tools – 8 developer access methods
  • Backward compatibility with multiple previous versions. No application changes needed to upgrade




Actian PSQL Competitive Advantages

Large Database Features at an Affordable Price: Cost-effective PSQL offers full security, encryption, management and monitoring tools, plus a host of other features you would expect to see in much more expensive DBMS products.

Stability and Reliability: There’s no doubt why the Windows desktop accounting market uses PSQL as the database of choice. PSQL’s solid reputation is based on rock solid reliability.

Backwards Compatibility: Actian has over a 30-year history of delivering reliable database upgrades. PSQL v11 delivers years of backward compatibility making moves to new versions a snap.

What we mean by Zero DBA

Set it and forget it. Most small and midsized businesses don’t have a DBA. Or an IT department. Actian PSQL is built specifically for environments where users don’t have the resources or the inclination to manage a database. Actian PSQL installations are simple, quick and can be completely hidden from the end user. We don’t require consultants and don’t need constant DBA supervision. Actian PSQL just runs, and runs, and runs.

Thinking About Cloud, SaaS or VM’s? You Need PSQL Vx.

If your database application is running on a VM and needs to take advantage of features like live migration, high availability and failover, or if you application is running on a VM as part of a public, private or hybrid cloud, Actian PSQL Vx Server is the right choice.

  • Hypervisor Friendly – Works with VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix hypervisors
  • Live Migration, Failover and High Availability Support – When a hypervisor is alerted to a potential failure of a physical machine, it automatically moves the VM to another server. Actian PSQL Vx Server has licensing features to make a hypervisor initiated VM move seamless.
  • Cloud-friendly licensing – No additional charge for hosting, no user counts, no processor counts.
  • Application Compatibility – No changes required for existing PSQL applications

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