Software Source Announces
VsamEx Extensions for PHP
Developers can now integrate high speed VsamEx datasets and access methods into their WEB Applications using the same intuitive, simple API's that are available in the Standard version of VsamEX.
As with VsamEx it'self, the PHP extensions remain Royalty Free
Software Source offers Extensions for PHP for both thread safe and non-thread safe version of PHP.
After purchasing VsamEx professional, Call 408-887-7367 for a FREE version of the VsamEx PHP Extensions.
This offer is good through 6/30/2011
The Release of VsamEx
Software Source’s award winning high speed database engine now supports
sparse fields and dynamic data definitions. With a small footprint (196k), multi
user record locking and industrial strength reliability - it is time tested
technology! VsamEx[treme] exports an easy intuitive API for VB6 and .NET. It is
used by many large Banks, Oil Companies, Insurance Agencies.
If it Looks like a Nail...
If all you have is a hammer,
everything looks like a nail. When it comes to managing data for your
application, a SQL Server or Jet databases are often appropriate but for some
jobs they can be overkill - especially when disk space and performance are important
factors. In those cases, you do not need a database, you need the "Un-Database" - VsamEx[treme],
a fast ISAM database engine from
Software Source. With only a 150k footprint,
it’s perfect for embedded & Internet distribution!
The VSAM part of VsamEx[treme] stands for Virtual [Indexed] Sequential Access
Method (ISAM), a time honored access method for record data, especially when
performance is important. While there are many implementations of the ISAM
concept, VsamEx[treme] is one of the fastest and most reliable. This is especially true
consider that unlike most ISAM implementations, it handles variable length
records. This is an important factor when your dataset design includes records
that vary greatly in size.
VsamEx[treme] ISAM comes as a DLL, ActiveX OCX, or Link Library. Whatever
language your application is coded in, the VsamEx[treme] ISAM
may be linked to
example, in Visual Basic you just include the .BAS file and bingo; all of the VsamEx[treme]
functions are available as extensions to VB. In
addition, there is a 100%
compatible version for Linux that maintains Binary compatible datasets.
All Fields Are Not
VsamEx[treme] ISAM also provides the ability to add and delete fields dynamically.
This means that as your database design evolves, you can change the record
structure on the fly, without rebuilding the datasets that already exist!
Furthermore, dataset records do not have to contain all fields defined in the
database. We call this "Sparse Field Technology". Different records
may carry different fields depending upon application relevance. Very
complex data structures may be created.
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All fields have attributes one of which is Name. This means that the fields in
your dataset may be accessed by Field Name or by Field Number. Some of the other default
attributes are Field Type, Indexed Flag, Justification, and Width. Your
software may add or modify field attributes. Some
of the default attributes such as Field name may be changed as well.
Great data management
software does more than just put records into datasets.
For information to be usefull, it must be accessable
in some context. It is the application software that
allows the context and VsamEx[treme] supplies the flexability.
Ad hoc query capabilities are built in. Searching
In VsamEx[treme] is simple. It uses easy to understand
"and", "or" and "not"
logic coupled with straight forward, English like, constructs
that may be used to build lists of keys or other
complete datasets (DynaSets)!
Each record is assigned a variable
length key (Primary key) that you supply and may be up to 252
characters in length. Secondary indexes may be assigned from any
string field in the record, up to 250 characters each, within the first 150 fields. There is no limit to the
number of records except that they must fit inside the dataset (currently 2.1
GB max). The maximum
single record size is 65k bytes. All records and their indexes are stored in
the same file for easy maintenance.
is the method used to design and build the VsamEx[treme] ISAM. The
Extreme nature of writing software this way results in a more dynamic creative
process that uses proven Psychological, Engineering and other Scientific
concepts – where multiple developers, with different talents and experiences,
dynamically exchange ideas, skills and code, in real-time – in order to contribute to
an outcome that is greater than the sum of its parts!