ACI, the publisher of the 4D database development tool, is offering a deal in an attempt to entice developers away from rival database products.

Until the end of September, a "4D Fast-track Pack", valued at £1,995, is on offer for £495. The Fast-track contains 4D Developer Edition 6.5, three days product training, six months technical support and 200 separate 4D technical notes.

ACI’s product range is based on the 4D 32-bit graphical relational database with an integrated Web server. It is aimed at "power users" wanting to create personal applications, vertical market application developers, and professional corporate programmers.

The special Fast-track pack price of £495 is available only to developers who are members of a technical support programme of another database software company. The price for other developers is £695.