Get InterBase With Our New “Secret” Offer for June! Contact Sales to Learn More.

Use InterBase in Your Software

Join Embarcadero's VAR (Value-Added Reseller) Program
and Deploy Interbase in Your Software Products

“InterBase works great because it's a zero-maintenance database, has a small footprint and is very fast.”

– Daniel Teti, R&D Director, bit Time

What Is The InterBase VAR Program?

The InterBase® VAR program is here to help you take your ideas from paper to market.

We know one size doesn’t fit all and each solution is unique; that is why the ISV, OEM, VAR Program exists. VARs can embed InterBase® with their applications with a “silent install” and pay for licenses periodically as they are distributed. This licensing option and volume license discounts are possible by setting up a VAR agreement.

Your dedicated Embarcadero Account Manager is here to help focus on you and to understand your business so you can focus on your applications and maximize your potential.

As a member of the InterBase VAR program, you will be joining a growing list of global companies (across a range of industries, from POS systems to medical laboratory and CRM to railway systems) who gain competitive advantage and stand out in the marketplace through advanced data protection, security, disaster recovery, speed, and performance.

What is an InterBase VAR Agreement?

An InterBase® VAR is simply a legal agreement between you and Embarcadero that allows you to redistribute InterBase®. The benefits of this agreement are outlined below.

There are no registration and licensing headaches. VARs typically receive a .SLIP file which they deploy with their application. By simply copying it to the InterBase® install directory it inhibits the need to register the InterBase® server. VARs also typically receive a collection of user licenses they need with their applications. VARs deploy their SLIP file and user licenses as need be, then report back to Embarcadero quarterly what they have deployed and pay royalties on their deployments.

Because VARs can deploy slip files, they can also build silent installs. With a silent install your customers do not even know InterBase® is being installed. Your silent install also allows you to configure InterBase®, and by using InterBase® multi-instance option you can virtually guarantee that no other application will use your installation.

InterBase® Version Control: If you certify your product with the current version of InterBase®, your customers purchase this current version of InterBase®. However, Embarcadero generally only sells the latest versions of its software. So unless you plan to re-certify your products every time Embarcadero comes out with a new version of InterBase®, you need to be able to get to your customers the version of InterBase® you certified on. Because you can redistribute InterBase®, this is not a problem.

Volume Discounts. If you deploy enough copies of InterBase® you may be eligible for volume discounts. Volume discounts can be discussed with your Embarcadero sales rep.

How to Become an InterBase VAR


Customers interested in becoming an InterBase® VAR need to Contact Embarcadero Sales.

If you are new to InterBase® then we would suggest going through the InterBase® VAR License Portal Quick Start to find out more about getting started with InterBase®. This includes details on how to embed InterBase® into your application deployments and installers.

Why Using InterBase Makes Sense

Zero Administration with a Tiny Footprint

InterBase® is ideal for ISVs, OEMs and VARs requiring a database that is compact in memory and disk size but without compromising sophisticated features to support business-critical applications. Unlike many databases that require expensive support and maintenance, InterBase® requires no administration. Simple installation and tiny footprint make InterBase® an incredible database to embed in your applications.

Embed Once – Deploy Everywhere

Embed InterBase® with your application and as you move your application across platforms, InterBase® will move with you. InterBase® is available for Android, iOS, Windows, OS X, Linux and macOS, giving you incredible deployment flexibility. InterBase® supports connectivity between versions of InterBase® and across operating systems.

Ultra-Fast Performance

InterBase® is one of the fastest native databases available. Using its built in symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), InterBase® can take advantage of today’s multi-core CPUs and multi-CPU systems without driving up costs. Performance enhancements and optimizations have been added in a number of areas, such as restoring databases, batch updates, and queries. InterBase® uses a multi-generational architecture providing unique versioning capabilities that result in high data availability for transaction processing and decision support – simultaneously.

Close Integration with Best-of-Breed Application Development Tools

InterBase® supports all major development paradigms including Java, C, C++, .NET, Delphi and PHP. It integrates closely to C++Builder, RAD Studio, and Delphi so that when you deploy your RAD projects to any platform, InterBase® will automatically deploy with it. If you are a Visual Studio developer you can work with InterBase® via the ADO. NET or ODBC connectors for easy access to your data.

Put Your Database on the Cloud or Keep it Local

Take advantage of the power of Cloud and deploy InterBase® in a cloud computing environment so that your application can obtain instant access to resources. Or keep it local for higher security and higher performance.

ISVs choose InterBase® because of its super-low total cost of ownership, speed of development, ease to support, and commercial-grade database features

Ultrafast | Ultra-Secure | Encryptable | Embeddable | Scalable

US: 1 (512) 226-8080

DE: +49 (0)6103-3866-100