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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

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

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is excited to be joining the Oracle technology community in San Francisco once again at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, September 18-22. IOUG's 30,0000+ member community is comprised of the top Oracle technology experts from around the globe, several of whom will be presenting sessions on hot topics like Data Intelligence, iOT, Data Security, and Cloud migrations.

Posted September 07, 2016

As the cloud continues to change the way people interact with data, one MultiValue company is helping its users get accustomed to all the new capabilities this new deployment model brings to long-established systems. "The cloud makes a level playing field for all companies regardless of size," said Mark Pick, president and CEO of Pick Cloud.

Posted September 02, 2016

Revelation's OpenInsight solution continues to be enhanced, this time with new reporting tool upgrades and other updates. In conjunction with the Linear Hash Reporting and Resizing Tool released in March 2016, Revelation is publishing a sizelock administration tool called RTI_SET_SIZELOCK. This tool will enable OpenInsight system administrators to view linear hash statistics within an application and identify and modify the file sizelock parameter.

Posted September 02, 2016

Each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the Readers' Choice Awards, recognizing leading vendors across a variety of segments in the IT industry. Unlike any other awards programs conducted by DBTA, this one is unique because the nominees are submitted and the winners are chosen by the experts—you, the readers. MultiValue is one of the most established and trusted data technologies.

Posted September 02, 2016

Kore Technologies has unveiled the latest release of its signature platform, Kourier Integrator, improving several key areas of the hailed solution. A year and a half in the making, Kourier Integrator Release 4.3 makes it easier to create, deploy, and use RESTful Web Services for real-time enterprise application integration.

Posted August 04, 2016

Rocket Software is making improvements to its mvBase platform, delivering new enhancements customers are looking for. mvBase 3.3 adds remote files, Windows 10 64-bit support, overflow management, and patch updates.

Posted August 04, 2016

MultiValue technologies aren't going anywhere. In fact, Steve O'Neal, a principal solutions architect at Rocket Software, believes MV will play an important role as big data evolves in the future.

Posted August 04, 2016

To manage growing data volumes and pressing SLAs, many companies are leveraging Apache™ Kafka and award-winning Attunity Replicate with next-generation change data capture (CDC) for streaming data ingest and processing.

Posted August 03, 2016

The potential of your business intelligence or data processing application is limited without a comprehensive data connectivity solution. Staying competitive and relevant requires a breadth of data connectivity options.

Posted August 03, 2016

Our goal at Amazon Web Services (AWS) is to enable our customers to do things that were previously not possible, and make things that our customers can already do simpler and better at a much lower cost.

Posted August 03, 2016

It is a great honor to accept DBTA's Readers' Choice Award for Best Data Governance Solution for the second year in a row. Our mission at BackOffice Associates is to help Global 2000 organizations utilize data stewardship and holistic information governance solutions to set, execute and enforce key data policies across their entire data and systems landscape.

Posted August 03, 2016

It is both exciting and validating to be selected as the number 1 data modeling solution by DBTA's discerning readers for the third consecutive year in a row!

Posted August 03, 2016

Data replication advances a number of enterprise goals, supporting scenarios such as distribution of information as part of business intelligence and reporting initiatives, facilitating high availability and disaster recovery, and as part of a no-downtime migration initiative.

Posted August 03, 2016

Everyone knows the three Vs, volume, velocity, and variety, of big data but what's required is a solution that can extract valuable insights from new sources such as social networks email, sensors, connected devices as sensors, the web, and smartphones.

Posted August 03, 2016

The cloud continues to transform computing, making it less expensive, easier and faster to create, deploy, and run applications as well as store enormous quantities of data.

Posted August 03, 2016

Query and reporting solutions are part of a comprehensive business intelligence approach in every organization. As long as enterprises need to gather data, BI groups look to utilize query and report programs as primary applications that produce output from information systems

Posted August 03, 2016

As data grows, organizations are looking for ways to dig up insights from underneath layers of information. Data mining solutions provide the tools that enable them to view those hidden gems and facilitate better understanding of new business opportunities, competitive situations, and complex challenges.

Posted August 03, 2016

Business intelligence encompasses a variety of tools that enable organizations to collect data from internal systems and external sources, prepare it for analysis, develop, and run queries against the data, and create reports, dashboards and data visualizations.

Posted August 03, 2016

To evaluate data quickly and enable predictive analytics based on sources of rapidly changing data - including social media, sensors, and financial services data -- streaming data solutions come to rescue, providing the data when it is needed ... now.

Posted August 03, 2016

Many enterprises are finding themselves with different options when it comes to moving, working, and storing data. While one tool may be right for one organization, another or a combination of tools may be just what the doctor ordered.

Posted August 03, 2016

Data virtualization provides organizations with the ability to allow the business and IT sides of organizations to work closer together in a much more agile fashion, and helps to reduce the complexity.

Posted August 03, 2016

A key component to data integration best practices, change data capture (CDC) is based on the identification, capture, and delivery of the changes made to enterprise data sources. CDC helps minimize access to both source and target systems as well as supports the ability to keep a record of changes for compliance, and is a key component of many data processes.

Posted August 03, 2016

Data integration is critical to many organizational initiatives such as business intelligence, sales and marketing, customer service, R&D, and engineering. For many enterprises, however, the road to data-driven nirvana is stymied by the inflexible, calcified systems and processes that were laid out decades earlier and still control the data flow within many enterprises, according to Joe McKendrick, lead research analyst at Unisphere Research.

Posted August 03, 2016

Effective data governance improves the usability, integrity, and security of enterprise data. As organizations gather, store, and access increasing volumes of data, strong data governance allows them to have confidence in the quality of that data for a variety of tasks as well adhere to security and privacy standards.

Posted August 03, 2016

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