August 15, 2011

Press Release: Embarcadero’s Delphi Reaps Three Consecutive Years of Double Digit Growth Since Acquisition from Borland

This press release went out this morning about the growth of Delphi over the past few years. I'm very grateful to all of our great customers who are using Delphi and recommending Delphi so we can report great results like this.

Embarcadero’s Delphi Reaps Three Consecutive Years of Double Digit Growth Since Acquisition from Borland

    Delphi surpasses two million users as momentum continues to grow

San Francisco, CA  August 15, 2011

Developers around the world continue to invest in Delphi®, according to Embarcadero Technologies, which announced today that the Delphi community now exceeds two million users worldwide, making it the second largest Windows developer community after Microsoft. Additionally, Delphi sales have steadily grown by 15 percent year-over-year since 2008, when Embarcadero acquired Delphi as part of its acquisition of the CodeGear product line from Borland Software. In addition to the Delphi product line, other products acquired from Borland include C++Builder, RadPHP, RAD Studio and InterBase.

Delphi continues to be popular among developers because it is the fastest way to deliver ultra-rich, ultra-fast native Windows applications. It dramatically reduces coding time and allows developers to create applications five times faster with component-based development and a fully visual two-way RAD IDE. Delphi speeds development across multiple Windows and database platforms - for GUI desktop applications, interactive touch-screen, kiosk, and database-driven multi-tier, cloud and Web applications.

As a result, thousands of innovative applications have been built in Delphi, including: Audio Grabber, MediaMonkey, Macromedia Captivate, QuickBooks Point of Sale, Sirius32, Skype and Webroot Spy Sweeper. And, because of its speed and agility, Delphi continues to win awards like the 2011 SD Times 100 (tools & frameworks category) and the 2011 Code Project Members Choice Award for Best Programming Language.
Delphi is also popular among academia around the globe. In the last few years, Delphi has been deployed extensively to students throughout Russia as part of the Russian Education Ministry's academic initiative. Delphi is also used across colleges and universities in Europe, Latin America, India and the United Kingdom. Many of these institutions have opted to access Delphi via Embarcadero All-Access XE, which includes access to all of Embarcadero's tools with special low academic pricing for students.
Jim Wood has been a Delphi user for 15 years and understands its appeal to both established and burgeoning developers. Wood is the chief technology officer of EZLinks Golf, the world's largest network for golf reservations and the highest volume tee time call center in the industry.

"Young entrepreneurs who want to build great applications and get them out quickly should choose Delphi," said Wood. "If you're interested in building Windows-based software, Delphi is the best tool for the job. The language structure and ready-made components of the Delphi language make it so easy to get things out quickly, which is a big benefit."
Embarcadero is planning to reveal additional benefits with the release of RAD Studio XE2 that includes the newest version of Delphi due out this quarter, and as a result, Embarcadero anticipates strong demand for Delphi XE2. The new release will be feature-rich, with capabilities such as 64 bit Windows support, multi-platform support for both Windows and Mac OSX, and full support for the new business application platform called FireMonkey? for building visually stunning HD and 3D applications.

"Delphi is a key part of Embarcadero's core business and we're very proud of the consistent growth Delphi has achieved over the past three years. This success is a testament to Delphi's innovative RAD development approach and native application performance," said Michael Swindell, senior vice president of marketing and products for Embarcadero. "We view it as our job to make it easy for developers to be heroes in their organizations and to their customers. So we're especially excited to see the apps developers build with the next generation of Delphi that is currently in beta, which is designed to revolutionize building ultra-rich business applications on Windows, Mac OS X and iOS."
Embarcadero has kicked off its RAD Studio XE2 world tour that features more than 70 events spanning 30 countries. To find an event near you, visit

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. Embarcadero is online at

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Bruce McGee said...


I was surprised but glad to see specifics like this in a public announcement.

Dan said...

This is good news with useful information!

Greater than 2 million users and sustained growth, this is the kind of
information I need to get Delphi on the approved software list of the
company I work for.

Anonymous said...

Very impressive.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see some numbers. I hope this is posted (advertised) places other than just a blog.

Bruce McGee said...

@Anonymous (2nd one):
The original source was an Embarcadero press release.

Alister Christie said...

After seeing the presentation in Auckland, if Embarcadero was a listed company I'd be buying shares.

Lars Fosdal said...

Brilliant news!

@Alister: I am happy that EMBT is not listed. That way you can focus on core business, instead of satisfying shareholders.

Anonymous said...

2 million users does't mean they have sold 2 million copies of Delphi Xe, or Delphi 2010 for that matter. They are probably still counting there Delphi 7 and Turbo Delphi users.

Their Pricing scheme is rediculous and their Maintenance fees our outrageous. Our company who have been Borland, Code Gear dedicate clients since 1995 stopped purchasing Delphi and Interbase last at Version 2010. We don't use 2010 and now only maintain legacy code with Delphi 7. We have moved away from Delphi and Intebase.

Anonymous said...

okay! 1,999,999 users

Anonymous said...

I wonder what delphihater will comment on this post. Stop being rediculous with speculative numbers