FrontBase, Inc. unveils FrontBase™ for Mac OS X Public Beta

Standards-compliant, scalable relational database server available now

LAKE FOREST, CA., November 9, 2000 - FrontBase, Inc., today announced FrontBase 2.18, the first relational database server available for Mac OS X Public Beta. FrontBase 2.18 is designed to be the foundation for dynamic and scalable website deployments on Mac OS X and a natural choice for WebObjects developers.

"We built much of FrontBase 2.18 in Cocoa for fast, native performance on Mac OS X and excellent interoperability with WebObjects," said Geert B. Clemmensen, founder and CTO of FrontBase, Inc. "With FrontBase 2.18, developers now have the tools to deliver high-availability, enterprise level systems and dynamic web sites with 100% Apple solutions."

"Mac OS X is designed to be an outstanding platform for web development," said Clent Richardson, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations, "We’re excited to see FrontBase’s dynamic, enterprise level database tools available on Mac OS X Public Beta for users to work with today."

FrontBase’s rich, enterprise level feature set includes the ability to easily handle extremely large (over 1 terabyte) databases, gigabyte character data and large objects, encryption of datastore and client/server communication, storage-level Unicode support, live database backup, and multi-server deployment (replication and clustering). These features ensure that FrontBase is easy to use and maintain and does not require a dedicated database administrator. They also provide the scalability and performance required for current and future dynamic web-based solutions. Point-and-click installation and adherence to Mac OS X’s directory structure ensures that almost anyone can install and run FrontBase for Mac OS X on their computer.

Standards Compliance

FrontBase is written in ANSI C, supports Unicode internally, communicates over TCP/IP, and is fully SQL 92 compliant. FrontBase is ready to work with today’s standards-based environments.

Price and Availability

FrontBase is priced from US $499 to $1999. A free restricted-deploymentversion and a free full-featured developer version without deployment rights are also available. FrontBase for Mac OS X Public Beta can be downloaded immediately from

About FrontBase, Inc.

FrontBase, Inc. develops and markets the FrontBase relational database server. FrontBase, Inc., backed by venture capital from 2M invest has outlined a program of aggressive growth to be a strong competitor in the relational database market segment. FrontBase, Inc. is based in Lake Forest, CA, with development and marketing offices in Denmark and Germany.


FrontBase, Inc. (USA)
Patrick Dunne, VP Marketing
Phone: 949-455-9387

FrontBase A/S (International)
Benedicte Bodilsen, Product Marketing
Phone: +45 45 82 62 62
email: bb@frontbase

FrontBase is a trademark of Frontbase. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.