Valentina Servers Comparison

Paradigma Software offers few products based on Valentina Server:

  • Valentina Server - commercial edition
    • Valentina Server/5 - free edition.
  • Valentina Embedded Server - edition for deployment by developers.

Although these applications appear similar technically, they operate differently in few places and have different End User License Agreements.

Valentina Server

The most general Valentina Server, which is a good choice for a company that needs VSERVER for use in its own office.

It can accept connections from different Valentina based applications. This server is deployed on per server basis.

There is Free edition with 5 connections that can be used for personal use even with commercial applications.

Valentina Embedded Server

Valentina Embedded Server is a part of VDN - Valentina Developer Network, and is intended for application/solution developers who develop some application/solution around VSERVER and deploy a lots of vserver copies, so they dream about royalty free developer tools. VServer Embedded is good for them because of nice OEM discounts.

Valentina Embedded Server has special license_emb_dddddd file that contains embedded signature. Thanks to this VServer Embedded accepts only connections from clients that provide this signature.

Feature Comparison

Sold AS

  • VServer - is sold as a standalone product for end users and developers. Owner cannot deploy it to others.
  • VServer Embedded - is sold as part of Valentina Developer Network bundle. It is a deployable developer product. Intended for application developers that want deploy many copies of {app + vserver}.

Price

  • VServer - from $300 to $1500 per server copy. From 5 Nov 2011 year exists FREE edition of VServer with 5 connections.
  • VServer Embedded - VDN price is $599.

Deployment

  • Valentina Server - cannot be deployed. Paradigma sales it at PER SERVER price. In other words, each developer, and each end user should purchase own copy of Valentina Server.
    • Valentina Free Server - Each user should get own free license of Valentina Free Server from the Valentina site. This license file cannot be deployed to others.
  • Valentina Embedded Server - ROYALTY FREE for 5 connections DB+Report Embedded Server. If some user want more of 5 connections, than YOU - VDN Developer, can purchase from Paradigma additional connections (with huge discount) and resale them to that user to get additional profit.

Signature of Connection

  • VServer - can accept connection from ANY Valentina client without restrictions (well of course if this client has compatible version). It can accept even connections from clients with embedded signature, because it just ignore this signature.
  • VServer Embedded - can accept connections only from applications that specify correct Embedded Signature. This signature must be the same as in license_emb_ddddddd file.