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MultiValue Database Technology

MultiValue (MV) or “Pick” database technology is sometimes referred to as the fifth NoSQL technology. Developed in the mid-1960s, MultiValue database systems continue to be leading technologies in the retail, banking, travel industry, oil & gas, healthcare, government, and education sectors.



MultiValue Database Technology Articles

After recently attending the Zumapalooza conference, Kore's Keith Lambert, vice president of marketing and business development, says the company is seeing more interest in real-time integrations with MultiValue products. "Moving data to the cloud and hosting was a central theme, along with data security," Lambert said. "Extending and modernizing MultiValue applications, and finding other technology partners was important to visitors."

Posted May 24, 2017

Celebrity Title Company is an independent full service title insurance agency offering title insurance policies and related real estate closing services on residential and commercial transactions. After researching several reporting and data analysis solutions, Celebrity Title chose Entrinsik Informer to transform its business.

Posted May 24, 2017

Kore Technologies is releasing the latest update to its signature platform, Kourier Integrator, focusing on enhancing two areas including REST API and new API documentation. The latest release introduces a new Subscription capability for published REST APIs.

Posted May 05, 2017

Absa Vehicle Finance is now running its MultiValue application on an entirely Microsoft platform, thanks to partnering with ONgroup. The company used ONgroup's MVON# toolset for the changeover to .NET for the application run machine. Absa also selected SQL Server as the DBMS.

Posted May 05, 2017

Unstructured data and complex information that doesn't fit neatly into tiny boxes can be difficult to work with in a traditional relational database. That's why organizations in industries from automotive design to toys to logistics rely on MultiValue databases to "bring order to chaos" by allowing just about any type of information to be transformed into useful data.

Posted April 26, 2017

Voting has opened for the 2017 Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards. Unlike other awards programs that rely on our editorial staff's evaluations, the DBTA Readers' Choice Awards are unique in that the winning information management solutions are chosen by you - the people who actually use them.

Posted April 26, 2017

IDS, a leading RV, Marine and Trailer dealership software provider, is partnering with Kore Technologies, adding the Kourier Integrator REST Gateway and associated capabilities to its Astra G2 platform. The move makes dealership data more accessible through RESTful web services application programming interface (API).

Posted April 07, 2017

ONgroup Intl., a provider of solutions that combine MultiValue with SQL, .NET and more, is launching its platform directly on Microsoft .NET, giving users the opportunity to boost their MultiValue systems. Companies can run in the .NET or Mono CLR, the Common Language Runtime. MVON# is the toolset that allows sites to keep what works while removing barriers to integration with contemporary technologies.

Posted April 07, 2017

The deadline for nominating the Best MultiValue Database platform is slipping away. Don't miss your chance to submit nominations for the fourth annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are chosen by you—the people who actually use them.

Posted March 22, 2017

Kore Technologies will participate in an Eclipse User Group (UFO) Webinar to discuss real-time enterprise application integration practices. Mark Dobransky, co-founder and managing partner at Kore, and Keith Lambert, vice president of marketing and business developemt at Kore, will provide a demonstration of how users can quickly build and deploy secure REST APIs for Eclipse with Kore's latest release of Kourier Integrator and the Kourier REST Gateway.

Posted March 02, 2017

OPTO Software, part of iTMS Software Services Pty Ltd., provides manufacturing inventory software, including ERP solutions, to a wide variety of industries. Customers span the fields of manufacturing, mining, civil, fabrication, and engineering as well as distribution, retail and wholesale, construction, and importing and exporting. A key differentiator for iTMS/OPTO is its deep understanding of the nuances of manufacturing. Revelation supports that agility, ensuring that OPTO platform is easily configured.

Posted March 02, 2017

Zumasys is launching a new version of its jBASE platform, introducing RESTful Services to the MultiValue platform. Native RESTful Services in jBASE 5.6 allows users to bypass proprietary APIs and open their jBASE database to any language environment, web service, or application.

Posted February 22, 2017

MultiValue database technology is constantly evolving and expanding, with support for more languages, features for security and compliance, and new integrations. In the annual MultiValue Special Report, this year, DBTA asks key MultiValue vendors: What are the features, capabilities, and integrations that will be important for MultiValue customers and help expand MultiValue's role in increasingly demanding data environments?

Posted February 22, 2017

It's time to submit nominations for the fourth annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are chosen by you—the people who actually use them.

Posted February 22, 2017

As Entrinsik gears up for the next release of the latest update to its Informer platform, the company will be attending the TUG Conference to show off the beta version. The new version enables companies to make fact-based decisions about revenue, margin, and other key metrics by analyzing and visualizing real-time data within core business systems.

Posted February 08, 2017

Pick Cloud, Inc. has joined the Google Cloud Compute Platform Technology Partner program to continue to provide rich cloud services to MultiValue customers. This program includes partners such as systems integrators, IT consultant firms, developers and other professional services companies that help their clients design, develop, and manage new cloud-based solutions.

Posted February 02, 2017

MultiValue databases continue to underpin critical applications in many organizations, but frequently there is also the need to integrate MV data with another database management system, and often that means SQL Server. Recently, DBTA columnist and SQL Server expert Kevin Kline wrote about the major feature reconfiguration for SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1, with Microsoft opening up many of SQL Server's Enterprise Edition-only features as part of the Standard Edition, Web, and Express Editions.

Posted January 25, 2017

No matter what kind of business you're in, or how large your organization is, protecting your valuable data is a top priority. Failure to do so could put your reputation - and even the future of your operations - at risk.

Posted January 25, 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, experts in the MultiValue community are looking ahead at what 2017 may offer in the MV space. Steve O'Neal, a principal solutions architect at Rocket Software, believes open standards will continue to be important even as they continue to change. Additionally the trend towards using real-time integration and RESTful web services for integrating MultiValue applications will continue and accelerate as more cloud-based and mobile applications become available, Keith Lambert, vice president of marketing and business development at Kore, explained.

Posted January 03, 2017

Each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine spotlights solutions that aim to help organizations derive greater benefit from their data, make decisions faster, and work smarter and more securely. Several MV solutions have made the cut this year, including products from Kore Technologies, Revelation Software, and Rocket Software.

Posted January 03, 2017

Rocket Software is updating its UniVerse application platform to include support for new languages and enhance replication for high availability and disaster recovery. Additional upgrades to the platform include streamlined audit logging to automate compliance documentation for regulations and standards such as HIPAA and PCI.

Posted January 03, 2017

Zumasys recently assisted a customer in gaining leverage in the cloud. Allied Electric Supply is a full line electric supply house based in Cobleskill, New York, that sells contractors and industrial accounts. In 2015, the company was due for a technology refresh, according to John Selkirk, president of Allied Electric Supply.

Posted December 14, 2016

With Rocket Software's latest MultiValue (MV) product releases the company is integrating more languages such as Python to manage MV data and provide enhanced functionality to existing applications. Python works directly with BASIC and can be used natively to access existing business rules or called directly from BASIC to extend existing business rules that enterprises leverage daily.

Posted November 16, 2016

Zumasys is broadening use of the jBase platform with features to interest developers in MultiValue systems. Recently, the company attracted a new client that is using jBase to develop a warehouse management system and allows a hands-on experience for young developers.

Posted November 16, 2016

Rocket Software is releasing an enhanced version of its Discover platform, boosting the self-service business intelligence platform for MultiValue customers. Rocket Discover 1.6, with its native interface to Rocket D3, UniVerse and UniData databases, will enable business users to connect to MV data sources through secure Web services, and use Discover's interface for data visualization and discovery, and collaboratively share dashboards.

Posted November 16, 2016

Before the release of Informer 5.0, Entrinsik participated in the EDUCAUSE Conference to showcase new features of the anticipated platform. "We've traditionally to this point been marketing ourselves as a reporting solution, you can access data from multiple places and you can report off that data in multiple ways," said Sharon Shelton, vice president of marketing at Entrinsik. "With this new release we've evolved the product to be a data discovery solution, so not only can it pull data from multiple data sources, as it's pulling the data from those data sources Informer 5 allows you to cleanse and transform the data as it's streaming into Informer."

Posted October 26, 2016

It can be easy for those of us who live and breathe MultiValue databases every day to forget the outside world exists. After all, we're all so busy juggling massive amounts of data and programming requests that we sometimes tune out other important factors that can affect how well IT organizations function. One of the main issues most commonly overlooked is disaster recovery, which is often treated with an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality as we deal with more pressing issues. In fact, high availability/disaster recovery should be a critical part of every MultiValue deployment.

Posted October 26, 2016

Onsystex, Inc., a provider of application modernization tools for the MultiValue (sometimes called Pick systems) community, is expanding one of its platform with features designed to help enterprise CIO's meet mandates. "We have been an active participant in the MultiValue marketplace for over 25 years," said Tim Spells, CEO of Onsystex. "We have leveraged our knowledge of both the strengths and weaknesses of MultiValue technologies to create this powerful suite of tools and services."

Posted October 26, 2016

After releasing Kourier Integrator 4.3, Kore has been gathering feedback from customers to prepare for future updates and gauge users' needs. "The rollout has been going great and customers are liking it," said Mark Dobransky, co-founder and managing partner.

Posted October 07, 2016

Entrinsik is gearing up for its annual ICON conference where hundreds of Informer users will gather together to learn more about the latest update to the Informer platform. ICON 2017 will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina from April 26 to 28, 2017, and will feature breakout sessions with members of the Informer product development team, panel discussions on best practices and methodologies, training sessions, round table discussions specific to different industries, Entrinsik Enrole sessions dedicated to Enrole training, and more.

Posted October 07, 2016

The Furniture Retail Operations Group's KISS system is a fully integrated point-of-sale solution for Windows built by experts in furniture operations to make companies more efficient in how they operate. In order to get the most out of this system, fix problems, and create new solutions and projects, the company uses Revelation Software's OpenInsight solution.

Posted October 07, 2016

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