Today’s connected, intelligent devices must manage growing amounts of data from an increasing variety of sources. This is reflected in the fact that 50% or more of embedded applications coding is for data management. For developers and managers looking for more efficient ways of building high performance data management foundations for their designs, this white paper explains important technical distinctions between embedded client-server database systems versus the approach taken by the architects of the Encirq Data Foundation Framework. It also explores why application-specific, relational data management systems that are generated as inline code present a better data management alternative for today’s connected, intelligent, adaptive devices.