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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Borland Database Engine
Borland Database Engine Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Borland Database Engine (BDE) is a Windows-based database engine and connectivity software. Borland Database Engine defines a library of Application Programming Interface (API) calls that can create, restructure, fetch data from, update, and otherwise manipulate local and remote database servers. Borland Database Engine provides a uniform interface to access a wide variety of database servers using drivers to access different databases. The included set of database drivers enables consistent access to standard data sources including Paradox, dBASE, and FoxPro. Additionally, the user may add Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) drivers as needed to the built-in ODBC socket.

Borland`s Structured Query Language (SQL) Links provide access to multiple database management systems such as Oracle Database, DB2, and Microsoft SQL Server.

Note: This product has been deprecated by the vendor and replaced by another product, dbExpress.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.5
Decision Date: 05/28/2019 at 12:17:30 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Embarcadero Technologies
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/28/2019 at 12:17:30 UTC).