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Products for Data Infrastructure

Actian Zen Embedded Database (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.


Zen Embedded Database (PSQL) v13

Zen Embedded (PSQL) is a reliable, low-maintenance, high-performance database management system (DBMS). Thousands of companies around the world license PSQL and distribute it as the underlying data storage program for their data-intensive software products. These companies see no reason to build their own DBMS or license from a competitor once they experience the ease-of-use, reliability, and value offered by Zen Embedded (PSQL).

No matter whether you received Zen Embedded (PSQL) with another product or purchased it yourself, this section explains a little about the product and why it is right for you.

Competitive Advantages

Zen Embedded (PSQL) provides a number of advantages over other products available on the market. Here are just a few:

  • Lowest total cost of ownership. An independent study conducted by Aberdeen Group concluded that no major database product can match Zen Embedded (PSQL)'s low total cost of ownership. How do we do it? See the next bullet.
  • No Database Administrator (DBA) required. You can look in the newspaper any day of the week and see classified ads for Oracle, Sybase, or SQL Server database administrators, with sky-high salaries. Zen Embedded (PSQL) offers the unique Zero Database Administrator, or Z-DBA, architecture. Its easy-to-use tools, bulletproof installation, and set-it-and-forget-it simplicity make it the perfect workhorse for desktop, workgroup, and departmental applications.
  • Scalable from the desktop to the Web. Zen Embedded (PSQL) is available in two editions: the Ultra-light Workgroup database engine supports single-user configurations up to small workgroup configurations. The Server engine comes with a six-user license and scales to hundreds of concurrent users, including intranet and extranet applications. Upgrading to another configuration requires no changes to the supported application, just plug and play with the new database engine.
  • Cross-platform support. Unlike some competitors, Zen Embedded (PSQL) does not lock you in to a single platform. Zen Embedded (PSQL) databases are binary-compatible and supported across Microsoft Windows and several varieties of Linux. No matter where your data is or where it is going to be, Zen Embedded (PSQL) is there for you.
  • Big database features at a small price. Zen Embedded (PSQL) offers full security, encryption, management and monitoring tools, and a host of other features you would expect to see in more expensive DBMS products.
  • Legendary stability and reliability. There's no doubt why the Windows desktop accounting market uses Zen Embedded (PSQL) as the underlying database of choice. When you've got to manage important data, you go for the database engine that won't let you down.
  • Multiple access methods. Your application vendor can use the Btrieve API for blazing performance on bulk data operations, while offering the richness of ODBC, OLE-DB, pure Java, and JDBC interfaces for data reporting, security, analysis, and standard compatibility. No other database management system offers all these access methods.


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AuditMaster tracks access at the database level, providing an audit trail, alert notification and reporting.

  • Data Access Security and Accountability
  • Monitor and Log Database Activity
  • User Defined Alerts for Database Events

Whether the goal is reducing the risk of misuse and minimising the effects of fraud or meeting increased expectations for security and privacy, businesses need to know what's happening with their data.


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Data Where You Need It

Pervasive DataExchange offers targeted solutions to data movement and synchronisation problems like real-time backup and data synchronisation.  

Real-Time Backup
Mission-critical data is a high-value, time-sensitive corporate asset. Protecting this data from disasters, ranging from major floods to minor water pipe breaks, requires copying fresh data to a secure location.

The Pervasive DataExchange Real-Time Backup Edition replicates data from a production server to a backup server. If a system fails, clients can be redirected to the up-to-date backup. With DataExchange, data loss and down time due to system crashes, hardware failures, or site disasters are eliminated.


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Backup Agent

Pervasive Backup Agent works with third-party backup software to ensure accurate, reliable point-in-time recovery for partial or complete backups.

Backup Live PSQL Databases
Pervasive Backup Agent simplifies backing up a Pervasive PSQL database with live applications. Backup Agent automatically handles all of the complex housekeeping tasks to be performed during a backup when the database is open. Backup Agent ensures integrity and consistency.

Simple to Install and Use

Launch Backup Agent in one of three ways:

  • Through the Backup Agent GUI
  • Scripted from a command line
  • Embedded in an application

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Btrieve and Actian PSQL: One and the same.

If you are looking for more information about the Btrieve Database Manager, you have arrived at the right place. Since 1982 (when our founders at SoftCraft first built and marketed Btrieve), Actian has been dedicated to providing world-class data-management systems to developers building business-critical applications.

Btrieve is Back! Introducing Btrieve 12

Btrieve is BACK! PSQL Engineering has delivered an up-to-date, supported on Windows 10 (and most other Microsoft supported OS's), ready to run your application, Btrieve 6.15 replacement. Actian is making Btrieve 12 available to customers who are currently shipping or running applications on Btrieve 6.15. If you have been looking for a database engine that works with your application and is supported on the latest Windows OS platforms, look no further.


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