TurboDB is a family of embedded databases and
database servers for a wide variety of purposes. TurboDB characterizes
itself by its high reliability, excellent performance, small footprint,
ease of use, standard conformance and smart additional functionality.
:: What is an Embedded Database?
In contrast to a database server, an embedded
database is part of the client application and accesses the database
files directly. As a consequence, there is no need to install, configure
and maintain a server application.
The version of the database and the application
always fit together, because they are compiled, tested and deployed
together. With an embedded database, the end-user does not even
notice, that the application uses an RDBMS.
:: When would you use a TurboDB Embedded
Whenever you need a powerful integrated SQL
database for your software project. While comparably small regarding
footprint, memory requirements and also pricing, TurboDB is a full-featured
database offering SQL, transactions, constraints and multi-user
It is ideal to replace Microsoft
Access or Embarcadero BDE or in existing projects and it is a perfect
solution to build easy to maintain applications on Windows with
Visual Studio or any other .NET tool or Embarcadero Delphi/C++ Builder.
With TurboDB Studio there exists even a special IDE for creating
:: Which Product to Choose?
There are basically two database kernels available.
One is our classic Windows database, which is compiled to machine
code and can be used in various development environments:
The other database kernel is
TurboDB for .NET
, which is written in pure managed code and can therefore deliver
database functionality to all .NET platforms including .NET Compact
On top of these database engines, we deliver
a large toolset. The most prominent is
TurboDB Studio, which
is an integrated development environment for rapid visual database
application development based on the Windows database kernel.
When the techical limit for an embedded database
is reached you can seamlessly upgrade to our
slim database server for
:: See Also
→ Feature Matrix