Software provides growth solution for organization databases.

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Pervasive PSQL Summit(TM) v10 enables applications built on previous versions to run on Windows Vista while also offering 64-bit platform support. For large applications, Xtreme I/O provides caching manager for high-performance throughput that accelerates input and output of database files. Software also features long metadata and SQL-based application compatibility and InstallShield for ISVs to embed, deploy, and upgrade it.

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Pervasive Software's PSQL Summit Provides Peak Performance Amid Tectonic Technology Shifts

Enhanced Version of Award-Winning Database Engine Provides Reliability, Low Cost of Ownership for Organizations of All Sizes

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18 / / -- Pervasive Software(R) Inc. (NASDAQ:PVSW), a global value leader in embeddable data management and integration software, is pleased to announce the general availability of Pervasive PSQL Summit(TM) v10. This next generation of the embeddable PSQL database engine is designed to help ISVs, VARs and OEMs successfully embrace new technologies, including the new operating system from Microsoft, as well as take advantage of the latest in 64-bit technology for accelerated database performance. With this release, Pervasive PSQL continues its proven 25-year track record of delivering low TCO, reliability, scalability, performance, ease of use and embeddability in a secure environment.

Pervasive PSQL Summit allows organizations to adopt the latest technologies while maintaining application compatibility and complete database reliability in a near-zero database administration environment. According to Wayne Kernochan, senior analyst for Illuminata, "Pervasive takes a different direction from enterprise databases in several different areas, with positive results for low-IT users."

Some of the enhancements to Pervasive PSQL that benefit large and small organizations include:

o Windows Vista(TM) compatibility -- As ISVs and their customers adopt
Microsoft's latest operating system, Pervasive PSQL Summit provides
seamless compatibility for applications built on previous versions of
PSQL to run seamlessly on Windows Vista. Pervasive PSQL Summit v10
also provides the foundation for a future update which will support the
next Microsoft server operating system, Windows Server(R) 2008.

o 64-bit platform support -- Pervasive PSQL Summit supports the latest
64-bit technology, allowing customers to maximize their return on

o Xtreme I/O -- Designed for large-volume applications, XIO provides a
caching manager for high-performance throughput that accelerates the
input and output of database files to deliver superior performance.

o Expanded SQL Syntax -- The long metadata and SQL-based application
compatibility provides richer extensions for columns, views, names,
stored procedures and more.

o InstallShield -- Built using the latest technology from Macrovision and
Windows MSI, the Pervasive PSQL Summit v10 installation is designed for
a seamless deployment and migration. ISVs can easily embed, deploy and
upgrade via a simple-to-use, small-footprint package.

Small- to mid-sized businesses have sophisticated business needs, but don't necessarily have the luxury of a dedicated IT staff. "Pervasive PSQL is particularly useful and offers especially low TCO in mass-deployment architectures, wherein multiple workgroups or branch offices in multiple localities each use a local server which may be linked back to a central server," added Kernochan. "Pervasive PSQL Summit v10 shows that Pervasive continues to be exceptionally good providing flexibility and choices for diverse customer environments."

"PROFITsystems has been with Pervasive since Btrieve. Our customers need reliability, low maintenance and affordability, and PSQL delivers these benefits -- even when business technology takes off in new directions," comments Jeff Niskern, president of PROFITsystems. "We like what we see in v10, and Pervasive will always be at the core of our products."

"We have been a partner with Pervasive for almost 20 years and throughout the relationship Pervasive has consistently put out a good product," says Frank Smith president of Med 2000, a practice management solutions company for medical and dental professionals. "Having been beta users of Pervasive PSQL Summit v10, we are very excited about the new release. With just a simple file structure change, the new version of the database was up and running. Using Pervasive PSQL Summit v10 as our database of choice, we continue to move our business forward, keep pace with new HIPAA standards and pursue new markets. Whether our clients are large or small organizations, we don't worry -- we just put Pervasive in there and we know it will perform. Now, that's a reliable database."

"As we mark a quarter of a century of providing our valued partners and customers with premier database technology, Pervasive PSQL Summit v10 represents the apex of what our channel partners need in a database: the ability to work seamlessly and effortlessly with an array of different versions of technology while delivering outstanding performance," said Gilbert Van Cutsem, general manager of Database Products at Pervasive. "While embracing exciting advances in technology, our customers demand a low-IT solution that helps them meet their needs without requiring extensive resources, personnel or time. Pervasive PSQL Summit enables ISVs, VARs and OEMs to keep up with the evolution of both hardware and software and address the needs of customers who want to maximize the value of their IT investments."

Pervasive PSQL Summit v10 is currently available, and trial downloads are offered at To learn more about Pervasive PSQL Summit v10, please visit one of a series of complimentary seminars; information is available at

About Pervasive Software

Pervasive Software (NASDAQ:PVSW) provides embeddable data management and integration software to help companies grow and extend the value of their data investments. For more than two decades, Pervasive products have delivered value with a compelling combination of performance, flexibility, reliability and low total cost of ownership. Today, Pervasive is leading its chosen markets by defining and accelerating the inevitable transition from high cost to high value. Pervasive's hallmark is the size, diversity and loyalty of its customer base, partners and channels: tens of thousands of customers in virtually every industry, in more than 150 countries, rely on Pervasive to manage, integrate, analyze and secure their critical data. For additional information, go to

All Pervasive brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pervasive Software Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Source: Pervasive Software

CONTACT: Kim Daugherty of Pervasive Software, +1-512-231-6507,

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