Absolute Database: Embedded single file Delphi database with SQL support.
Absolute Database is a Delphi database engine which lets you forget the Borland Database Engine (BDE). This BDE replacement is the compact, high-speed, robust and easy-to-use database engine. With Absolute Database you will not need special installation and configuration, it compiles right into your EXE. Make your application faster and smaller with Absolute Database BDE alternative!
An individual may use Absolute Database Personal in a project if he / she is the only user of this project. If your project is public or if you represent a company, you must order commercial edition of Absolute Database.
No BDE; no DLLs
SQL'92 (DDL & DML) support
Compatible with standard and third-party database controls
Single-user and multi-user mode (file-server)
Works great on all versions of Windows - from 98 to Vista, doesn't require any updates or service packs
Ultra-fast in-memory tables
Free for personal use
Full source code available
Current version: 7.40
Released: May 15, 2014
Price: $ 149
I don't think I've ever had a better support experience in regard to any of the 3rd party tools we use.