InterBase Desktop Edition provides a powerful RDBMS for stand-alone,
single-user applications. Desktop edition is for use with, or embedding
in, applications that will deploy on desktop, laptop, or mobile
computers for use by a single end user.
Typical applications are stand-alone applications, such as product
catalog applications used by a field sales organization or a dedicated
system for signal data collection and analysis, etc.
To-Go Edition also runs in a stand-alone environment, but allows
deployment of applications which directly utilize the InterBase engine
DLLs. With no separate database server process running, the database
engine is executing in the application process space. InterBase To-Go
provides the robust RDBMS functionality of InterBase in an extremely
Target applications for the To-Go Edition include embedded devices,
public kiosks, as well as ISV, OEM, and VAR applications that are built
using InterBase. Used in the To-Go Edition form, InterBase does not have
to be separately installed on any server or end-user workstation.
Server Edition allows hundreds of simultaneous users to connect to
the database and provides enterprise features such as at-rest and
over-the-wire data encryption.
Typical InterBase Server applications are networked, multi-user
applications such as a web-based product catalog application, an ERP
system with centrally located database, online CRM application, etc.