Advantage Database Server was first released in August 1993 and has had a long history over its 25-year history. What started out as DBXcellerator a product for increasing the performance of Clipper Applications evolved into a full relational database management system.
Advantage began supporting Delphi version 3 in 1997. We built a full tTable descendent that included TAdsConnection, TAdsTable, TAdsSettings, TAdsBatchMove, TadsStringField. These components allowed Delphi developers to quickly adopt Advantage using programming skills they already had.
Over the years many more components were added to the Advantage TDataSet Descendant. Native SQL support was added in version 5 which brought out our TAdsQuery component. Our DataDictionary was released with version 6 and we added a TAdsDictionary component for managing databases.
Additional relational database features were added which brought the need for TAdsStoredProc and TAdsEvent components. Like the other components, these provided familiar and convenient ways for developers to use the latest features and functionality of Advantage.
As we move into our 25th year of Advantage Database Server we have reached version 12. With this release, we provided a way for mobile developers to continue using Advantage. We released our Delphi Odata Client. This communicates with our Advantage Web Platform to provide access to data from virtually any device. Like the other components created for Delphi, these are simple to use and integrate into your applications.
We have enjoyed a good partnership with Embarcadero and the Delphi community for over 20 years. Our components currently work with Delphi 10.1 Berlin and we continue to work with Embarcadero to support the latest Delphi updates.
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