Actian Releases Btrieve 12 to Enable Existing Users to Move to Newest OS and Hardware Platforms

PALO ALTO, Calif. –  Feb . 9, 2016 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Actian Corporation (“Actian”), a leader in best-in-class enterprise-grade transactional, integration and big data analytical solutions, announced today that it has released Btrieve 12, the next-generation database in the Btrieve product line and a replacement for Btrieve 6.15. Btrieve 12 enables current Btrieve 6.15 users to move to an up-to-date, supported OS and hardware platform to run their applications. For most applications, moving to Btrieve 12 will be fast and easy – no file rebuild is required (if the application is using file format 6.x) and no application recompile. The new Btrieve 12 is API and file format compatible with Btrieve 6.15 API but is supported on the same Windows operating systems as PSQL v12 Workgroup. Btrieve 12 also includes important improvements over Btrieve 6.15: new installer, updated utilities, simplified settings, new licensing, and features that enable Btrieve 12 to take advantage of current OS and hardware platform capabilities. Btrieve 12 is backward compatible so that your Btrieve 6.15 applications will be able to run on Btrieve 12 even with all of these updates.

Btrieve 12 Highlights:

  • Btrieve 6.15 Compatible Btrieve 12 is file format and API compatible with Btrieve 6.15, so that your Btrieve 6.15 application can run on Btrieve 12.
  • Current Windows OS Support Support for all of the latest Windows operating systems, including Windows 10.
  • New Features Btrieve 12 includes many new features: Auto reconnect, Btrieve Control Center, wire encryption, online help and documentation, updated utilities and a lot more.
  • New Licensing Btrieve 12 is licensed with a Limited Distribution License (LDL). A Btrieve 12 LDL allows the holder to create and deploy licenses for 1,000 users.
  • Introductory Pricing – The introductory price for a Btrieve 12 Limited Distribution License from Actian is $2,995.*

Btrieve 12 Limited Distribution Licenses may be purchased directly from Actian or from an actian PSQL Distribution partner. *Pricing is subject to change without notice, and may vary by geography.

About Actian

At Actian we believe data should be used as a competitive advantage. Our focus is on helping our customers solve the world’s toughest data challenges to transform how they RUN and ANALYZE their businesses. Through the deployment of remarkable data technology, underpinned by a relentless and trusted service commitment, we help business critical systems transact, integrate and analyze at their very best. Actian runs in your data center or in the cloud and at whatever scale and performance level your business needs. We are a vital part of the data service for many of the world’s largest cloud providers such as Netsuite. We are the analytics heart for many of the world’s largest banks, digital media and other data centric companies. Actian is a leader in the world of delivering the highest performing, industry grade SQL in Hadoop analytics engine. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has offices worldwide. Stay connected with Actian Corporation at or on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.


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Victoria Holl

Actian Director, Corporate Marketing

Robert van Gool

Highwire PR