Zim 8.50 Features
- Thin Client (ZimQt Client)
- Advanced Lock and Data Management
- Server Side Sequence Numbers
- Enhanced Code Protection
- Expanded Administrator Control
- Multi-User Development
- Increased Performance
- Centralized Zim Explorer
- Redesigned Utilities Functionality
- Improved Configuration File Structure
- ‘Always On’ Zim Server
- Why Upgrade?
Zim 8.50 is the newest product from
Using our proven Entity-Relationship (ER) Architecture and the "English-like" Zim fourth generation language (4GL), Zim 8.50 includes new technology offering improved performance and functionality that will take your complex database applications to a new level.
New features include: Multiplatform Thin Client (ZimQt Client), Advanced Dedicated Lock Manager, Online Back Up and higher scalability, supporting more concurrent users while maintaining the same level of processing. With new data, transaction and locking mechanisms built to handle even the most complex data processing needs, we are sure you'll be amazed at what Zim 8.50 can do for you.
New for version 8.50
The most compelling feature in the Zim 8.50 release is the introduction of the ZimQt multiplatform thin client. Zim 8.50 is a true Client/Server environment, where ZimQt Client provides remote client access to Zim database and application servers and all critical data resides on the server, dramatically improving security and performance.
With all data residing on a centralized server, administration and management of Zim applications and data is made easier saving time and money. Deploying applications is easier since all licensing is managed on the server and there are no product activations required on the client.
Zim 8.50 continues to support "TUI" (text-based applications) in Unix/Linux environments.
Open Connectivity using Zim JDBC SAM
Zim JDBC SAM provides a generic connectivity method (using native JDBC drivers) between the Zim Language and 3rd party databases, such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL and MySQL. No need for client software to connect with the remote SQL database. Zim commands are translated to SQL commands and then executed directly in the server side resulting in improved performance.
Zim JDBC SAM is multiplatform, supported on both 32 and 64-bit platforms: Windows, Linux, AIX and HPUX.
The Entity Relationship architecture and 4GL language means building, maintaining and updating systems can be done more quickly and more efficiently with Zim than with other database systems.
All in One Solutions
All the components for enabling rapid design, implementation, testing and maintenance of complex applications are included with Zim 8.50. No need to purchase additional software or components.
Zim 8.50 is hardware independent so you can grow your application from a stand alone PC to a huge multiserver environment without having to rebuild or modify your code.
Zim 8.50 has built in capabilities (ZimWeb) to enable the quick development of web-enable applications with HTML templates and XML/XSLT style sheets.
Zim 7.x and 8.50 - Compatibility List
|Operating System||Zim 7.x||Zim 8.50|
|Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8||Yes||Yes|
|Windows Server 2000/2003||Yes||Yes|
|Windows Server 2008||Partial (Zim Integrated Server not supported)||Yes|
|HP-UX 11.11 PA-RISC||Yes||No|
|HP-UX 11.23/11/31 Itanium||Yes||No|
Note: Zim 8.50 is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.
 Runs on Debian (6.0.5 and later), Ubuntu and Suse Linux.