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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.



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Revelation Software drew attendees from not just the U.S., but also Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, England and Canada, to its recent users conference held in Las Vegas. "We had representation from developers all over the world," says Robert Catalano, Revelation's director of sales. According to Catalano, attendees came for the education, networking, and in particular to hear more about Revelation's upcoming release of OpenInsight 9.3, which will be generally available later this year.

Posted November 10, 2011

Rocket U2 now has an improved way of releasing clients and tools and instead of labeling them as UniData clients or UniVerse clients, it will now release U2 Clients and DB Tools that work for both databases. The first release, U2 Clients, consisting of the client APIs and DB Tools, will include the tools based on the Eclipse development platform.

Posted October 26, 2011

Entrinsik Inc., a developer of web-based operational reporting and analysis software, plans to offer a solution that will assist Datatel users in migrating their Informer UniData-based mappings and reports to a SQL environment. The utility is slated for general release January 2012.

Posted October 15, 2011

BlueFinity International will present a free webinar on October 19th showing MultiValue resellers and developers how to deliver a modern, sophisticated look and feel to their existing applications while retaining the functionality and features of their proven MultiValue solution.

Posted October 15, 2011

Rocket U2 has released four enhanced products: System Builder SB/XA 6.1.0 Personal Edition for Windows and UNIX; U2 DataVu 2.0.1 Web and Client for Windows; UniVerse 11.1.4 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux, and AIX; and UniData 7.2.11 for AIX and Solaris SPARC.

Posted October 15, 2011

Smartphones, tablets and other handhelds are changing the way companies do business. And when these revolutionary devices can be combined with existing tried-and-true software for evolutionary change, as opposed to ripping and replacing, the results are even better.

Posted September 28, 2011

Data is being used, viewed and entered everywhere by people using a range of devices, writes Mike Ruane, president and CEO of Revelation Software, in an open letter to Revelation users on the company website. And increasingly, he notes, Revelation's users and customers are beginning to expect access to their data whenever they want it, wherever they want it.

Posted September 14, 2011

NorthgateArinso has received another seal of approval after guiding credit information powerhouse National Group Management Corp. through a problem - free migration to Reality, the company's MultiValue SQL-enabled database environment.

Posted September 14, 2011

Rocket's free U2 DataVu Query tool has been enhanced with new capabilities to combine users' queries and results. Users can filter and quickly create charts with just a couple of clicks. In addition, a new quick-start wizard guides users through the steps to connect to U2 data. Separately, Rocket Software announced that Heather Smiles has joined the U2 team as marketing manager.

Posted September 14, 2011

Rocket's free U2 DataVu Query tool has been enhanced with new capabilities to combine users' queries and results. Users can filter and quickly create charts with just a couple of clicks. In addition, a new quick-start wizard guides users through the steps to connect to U2 data. According to Susie Siegesmund, vice president and general manager, Rocket U2, DataVu 2.0 delivers major new features. "Our customers are excited about the new one-click chart generation feature, which allows you to select columns from a query result and with one click turn them into the chart of your choice."

Posted August 24, 2011

The Revelation Users' Conference will be held October 4-7 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aside from the customary mix of technical and training sessions, Revelation will be providing two, in-depth OpenInsight for Web (O4W) training sessions at this year's conference.

Posted August 24, 2011

NorthgateArinso has received another seal of approval after guiding credit information powerhouse National Group Management Corp. through a problem-free migration to Reality, the company's MultiValue SQL-enabled database environment. NGMC, a one-stop shop for credit information within the service industry, deals with clients on both a domestic and international level. The company migrated from its previous database management system to Reality in November in order to take advantage of the greater functionality that Reality provided.

Posted August 24, 2011

The rise of big data has garnered much of the attention in the data management arena lately. But it is not simply the sheer volume of data that is challenging data professionals. Many new types and brands of DBMSs are also popping up across organizations, bringing new problems for the data professionals who are tasked with managing them, and also giving rise to scores of "accidental database administrators" with no formal DBA training, a new Unisphere Research study reveals. The results of the survey are explained in a report titled "Data Cross-Currents: 2011 Survey on Cross-Platform Database Administration," now available from Quest Software.

Posted August 24, 2011

Rocket Software has announced that U2 DataVu has been enhanced to make it easier to combine queries and results then filter and quickly create reports and charts with a couple of clicks using the quick report wizard. The new release provides drilldown scenarios to enable end users to slice their data so they can drill into different views of their results. Additionally, in the new release, predictive analytics, flexible result set joining and appending, cross-tabulations and data normalizations together with result set filtering and improved parameter prompting, make U2 DataVu V2.0 significantly easier to use.

Posted August 11, 2011

Revelation Software has announced its schedule of training classes for autumn 2011. In addition, plans for the Revelation Users' Conference at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, are underway. The conference dates are Tuesday, October 4 - Friday, October 7.

Posted August 11, 2011

MITS, a provider of advanced reporting and analytics solutions, has announced a new inventory analysis tool for wholesale distributors using the Epicor (formerly Activant) Prelude distribution management system called the Prelude Inventory Hypercube. The Prelude Inventory Hypercube, which is being sold in partnership with Epicor, consists of a specialized, analytics-tuned data collection culled from inventory data in Prelude that enables business users to quickly and easily perform a wide range of inventory analyses. "Inventory control is very challenging in uncertain economic times," Fred Owen, MITS president, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted August 11, 2011

Rocket U2 has released 6.1 of SystemBuilder Extensible Architecture (SB/XA), completing the multi-year project to provide a complete .NET run-time environment for existing SystemBuilder solutions. SB/XA optimizes application development and provides flexible deployment options for UniVerse and UniData (U2) databases. It delivers a development toolset for quickly defining business logic as processes and combining and reusing these to meet any business needs for an application. SB/XA provides an advanced interface, using clients based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), to render an application using rich-vector-based graphic controls or integrate custom controls through .NET.

Posted August 11, 2011

MITS, a provider of advanced reporting and analytics solutions, has announced a new solution designed to help wholesale distributors measurably improve their business results. MITS Distributor Analytics - anchored by the MITS Discover online analytics processing (OLAP) technology platform - provides easy-to-use tools for tracking and optimizing inventory levels and profitability, along with sales trends, cash flow and collections.

Posted August 11, 2011

NorthgateArinso (Northgate) has created a YouTube series, Coffee Breaks with Northgate, on the company's Northgate Reality YouTube channel. The goal of the series is to provide Reality users with on demand, how-to videos that take 15 minutes or less.

Posted August 11, 2011

The development team at BlueFinity International today announced the release of a new version of its flagship product mv.NET, which combines the power and flexibility of proven MultiValue technology with the feature-rich Microsoft .NET environment. Its seamless integration with Visual Studio provides a rapid application development environment fine-tuned for the MultiValue developer.

Posted July 07, 2011

Media Services Group (MSGL) a developer of integrated publishing and event management software, has formed a partnership with Entrinsik to offer MSGL clients Informer Web Reporting, Entrinsik's web-based reporting and analysis solution.

Posted July 07, 2011

Registration is now open for the Revelation Software Users' Conference at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference dates are Tuesday, October 4 - Friday, October 7, 2011.

Posted July 07, 2011

J.W. Terrill, which provides property and casualty, and employee benefit products and services, has selected Entrinik's Informer software for its automated scheduling and distribution capabilities, Live Excel integration capabilities and multiple output operations. The agency is using Vertafore's Sagitta agency management system and had been manually creating and distributing recurring reports, and using Excel to customize the reports and create-user specific versions. They would then distribute the reports via email attachments.

Posted June 08, 2011

MITS, a provider of advanced reporting and analytics solutions, has announced the addition of John Podrebarac to the MITS sales team in the role of account manager.

Posted June 08, 2011

Rocket U2 has recently posted additional recorded webinars to its site at www.rs.com/u2/resources/media-casts/webinars, providing users with good way to learn about new product features at a time that is convenient to you. They also allow users to replay a session, should they want to refresh their memory.

Posted June 08, 2011

River Parishes Community College (RPCC) is an open-admission, 2-year, public institution. It is located in the small Ascension Parish town of Sorrento in what is known as the River Parishes region of the state because of the parishes' proximity to the Mississippi River. RPCC recently implemented a new self-service student portal based on Revelation Software's Web 2.0 toolkit, OpenInsight for Web (O4W). The new portal allows students to accomplish a range of tasks on their own, such as scheduling classes, without requiring assistance from school administrators.

Posted May 25, 2011

Rocket U2 has recently posted additional recorded webinars to its site, providing users with good way to learn about new product features at a time that is convenient to you. They also allow users to replay a session, should they want to refresh their memory.

Posted May 25, 2011

MITS, a provider of advanced reporting and analytics solutions, has announced the addition of John Podrebarac to the MITS sales team in the role of account manager.

Posted May 25, 2011

Entrinsik has announced that J.W. Terrill, which provides property and casualty, and employee benefit products and services, has selected Entrinik's Informer software for its automated scheduling and distribution capabilities, Live Excel integration capabilities and multiple output operations. The agency is using Vertafore's Sagitta agency management system and had been manually creating and distributing recurring reports, and using Excel to customize the reports and create-user specific versions. They would then distribute the reports via email attachments.

Posted May 25, 2011

NorthgateArinso is planning a series of webinars focused on Reality, the company's MultiValue SQL-enabled database environment. The complimentary webinars will be presented by Mark Fuller, director of technology, Reality USA, who has more than 20 years' experience with Reality.

Posted May 12, 2011

InterSystems Corporation, which develops and markets advanced integration, database and business intelligence technologies, has announced the winners of its 2011 Innovator Awards, which recognize those who use InterSystems technologies in new ways to create innovative applications and integration solutions. Winners were recognized at the InterSystems Global Summit 2011 conference.

Posted May 12, 2011

BlueFinity International, a member of the Mpower1 Group of Companies, has announced that mv.NET Solution Objects was recently selected as best new technology innovation of the year by a panel of judges at a recent MultiValue conference.

Posted May 12, 2011

Rocket U2 has introduced the U2 Migration Factory, which facilitates the migration of legacy MultiValue solutions to U2. The U2 Migration Factory combines an Automated Migration Tool (AMT) with the expertise of migration specialists who have completed more than one thousand successful migrations. Any application running on another MultiValue database would qualify as a candidate for the U2 Migration Factory, "but would you believe there are people still running on Ultimate? We want to provide a simple, low-cost path for them and others to move to the most robust, feature-rich offering in the MultiValue world," Susie Siegesmund, vice president and general manager, Rocket U2, tells DBTA.

Posted May 12, 2011

Rocket U2 has introduced the U2 Migration Factory, which facilitates the migration of legacy MultiValue solutions to U2. The U2 Migration Factory combines an Automated Migration Tool (AMT) with the expertise of migration specialists who have completed more than one thousand successful migrations. Free remote assistance is available for basic migrations and proof-of-concept exercises based on the number of users a customer is migrating. Additional assistance is available for comprehensive migration projects including code reworking, assurance testing, project management and status reporting.

Posted April 27, 2011

InterSystems Corporation, which develops and markets advanced integration, database and business intelligence technologies, has announced the winners of its 2011 Innovator Awards, which recognize those who use InterSystems technologies in new ways to create innovative applications and integration solutions. Winners were recognized at the InterSystems Global Summit 2011 conference.

Posted April 27, 2011

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