Apex Athena™

The polyglot embedded and standalone script compiler
for professional Enterprise Application Integration (EAI).

Apex Athena™ is an embedded scripting engine that can be used to generate fast, efficient bytecode or super-performant native code on a variety of popular operating systems.

Apex Athena™ powers our Apex Synchronicity™ technology, but what you can build with it is limited only by your imagination.

The languages Athena supports are familiar—Pascal, Basic, and C#—but with special syntax for transforming data in multiple formats and other innovative features. Athena is based on a decade of experience helping developers create extensible, data-driven software solutions.

Adding integrated scripting to your Delphi or C++ Builder application has never been easier or more important as a competitive edge in any data-intensive domain, such as healthcare or finance.

Athena brings real language innovation to Pascal, Basic and C# with powerful data manipulation primitives unique to the Athena runtime design.

Athena can also be run as a standalone command line scripting solution extendible by you for one-off ETL or systems administration use cases. You don't have to be a Delphi/C++ Builder developer to use the standalone version of Athena; you can simply use it like any other scripting engine, except you can choose between Athena's unique flavors of Pascal, Basic or C# for your scripting tasks.

Don’t settle for any old scripting engine - choose Apex Athena™ and move mountains of data with supernatural ease.

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  • Built on 10+ years of experience with paxCompiler development.
  • New improved bytecode implementation over legacy paxCompiler. Performance gains of 10-15x compared to previous releases of the PAX components.
  • Powerful components to add scripting to your application.
  • Compatibility with the latest Object Pascal with enhancements not seen anywhere else, such as Apex MetaPath™ (or simply MPath™) for inline declarative querying of large XML, JSON or EDN documents.
  • Includes built-in Perseus RegEx engine.
  • MPath™ is also available in the Athena flavors of Basic and Cm (or "C Minor"), a new scripting language that combines the power of C with the object-oriented convenience of C#.
  • MPath™ is a powerful feature that justifies Athena even if you're not looking to embed a scripting engine per se.
  • New unit import/registration utility available both at the command line and as a RAD Studio™ IDE enhancement.
  • Command-line "athena" executable allows for general scripting in the absence of a specific host application, with a DLL-loading scheme that enables infinite extension of Athena's functionality.


  • Stability of a proven product (paxCompiler) with the cutting edge features of an innovative language-oriented environment.
  • Empower your customers with control over their ROI by building extensibility into your products.
  • You can use it to deliver powerful automation solutions on any platform and extend it with your proprietary or open source code.
  • OEM the standalone athena.exe to create EAI solutions based on your extensions.
  • Ideal for ETL as well.