April 4, 2008
In its traditional past year review, PC Magazine/RE announced DBMS "Red Database 2.0" to be the "Product of the year" in the "Application software" nomination.
"Russian software: Harvest 2007" covers not only newly developed items, but also released versions of familiar suites, including application software programs, system utility programs, and entertainment software. (the end of the short version)
"Suite developers practice rather an unusual strategy: "Red Database 2.0" includes a modified version of Firebird and a number of ad hoc components. On the one hand, this allows the authors to offer users a guarantee of stable and safe operation; on the other hand, this promotes development of the very Firebird (extensions of the "Red Database 2.0" core are translated to the 'donor' product). There are a number of ad hoc suites created ("Red Warehouse", "Red Control") apart from the DBMS. On the whole, this is a successful example of combining Open Source with ad hoc developed items."
Please refer to the web site of the PC Magazine/RE journal for the full text.
Red Database is the first Russian enterprise DBMS with Firebird open source. It complies with the international industry standards of quality, safety, and security. It includes an embedded collection of protection facilities complying with the requirements set forth by RF Federal Service for Technical and Export Control for automated systems, protection Class 1Г, as well as the regulations of RF FSB as regards usage of cryptographic facilities. The Red Database kernel is used in solutions covering various scopes - from integrated hardware systems and solutions for small enterprises to IT systems for large transnational corporations.
About "PC Magazine/RE"
The "PC Magazine/Russian Edition" journal has been published by the "SK Press" publishing house since 1991 under the license of the "Ziff-Davis Publishing" publishing house. This is a monthly edition. The journal aims at pros and skilled users seeking for information on the present and future of hardware and software facilities and technologies to support sound decision-making. The journal owns a test lab, where hardware and software products are tested, mainly applying methodologies of the Ziff-Davis company. Test results are used to grant a prestigious award - PC Magazine/Russian Edition Editors' Choice. The "Product of the year" award was instituted in 2000. The journal was repeatedly granted various industry-specific awards. In 2006 and 2007, PC Magazine/RE received the "Most valuable media edition" professional award in the "Scientific, technical, popular science media edition" nomination.
About Red Soft Corporation
Red Soft Corporation is a vendor specializing in high-tech information management solutions based on open source software. Our product line includes DBMS Red Database, Red Warehouse, Red Control.