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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

Execu-Sys, an IT recruiting/consulting firm and authorized U2 reseller, and Entrinsik, a provider of operational reporting and analysis solutions, have formed a partnership through which Execu-Sys will provide its clients with Informer Web Reporting, a web-based reporting solution.

Posted July 13, 2009

Plans are underway now for the U2 University 2009, the premier U2 technical event for IT executives, managers, professionals, DBAs, developers and business partners.

Posted July 13, 2009

Revelation Software plans to hold a users conference next year, from April 27 through April 30, 2010, at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. The company has also announced its fall 2009 training classes.

Posted July 13, 2009

Plans are underway now for the U2 University 2009, the premier U2 technical event for IT executives, managers, professionals, DBAs, developers and business partners.

Posted June 24, 2009

Revelation Software plans to hold a users conference next year, from April 27 through April 30, 2010, at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Posted June 24, 2009

Execu-Sys, an IT recruiting/consulting firm and authorized U2 reseller, and Entrinsik, a provider of operational reporting and analysis solutions, have formed a partnership through which Execu-Sys will provide its clients with Informer Web Reporting, a web-based reporting solution.

Posted June 24, 2009

BlueFinity International, a member of the Mpower1 Group of Companies, will present a free webinar on Thursday, June 18. The webinar will focus on how to create a simple SSIS transformation to move MultiValue data into MS SQL using BlueFinity's new SQL integration tool, mv.SSIS.

Posted June 15, 2009

U2 University planning is moving forward on schedule, according to IBM. U2U will be held in Denver, Colo., from September 16 through September 18; and in Liverpool, UK, from October 13 through October 15. Plans are in the process of being made for U2U in Sydney, Australia, to be held from November 17 through November 19.

Posted June 15, 2009

Revelation has announced Universal Driver 4.6 targeted at organizations running multi-user Revelation-based applications on a Windows Server. Revelation will be releasing two versions of Universal Driver 4.6, including a free version for customers who have purchased a license for OpenInsight 9.0; and there also is a new installer with this version, Robert Catalano, director of sales at Revelation, tells DBTA.

Posted June 15, 2009

BlueFinity International, a member of the Mpower1 Group of Companies, will present a free webinar on Thursday, June 18. The webinar will focus on how to create a simple SSIS transformation to move MultiValue data into MS SQL using BlueFinity's new SQL integration tool, mv.SSIS.

Posted May 27, 2009

U2 University planning is moving forward on schedule, according to IBM. U2U will be held in Denver, Colo., from September 16 through September 18; and in Liverpool, UK, from October 13 through October 15. Plans are in the process of being made for U2U in Sydney, Australia, to be held from November 17 through November 19.

Posted May 27, 2009

Entrinsik Inc., a leading provider of web-based operational reporting and analysis solutions, has announced that members of its product development team will demonstrate their use of the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) in the development of the latest release of Informer Web Reporting at the upcoming Google I/O Developer Conference. The two-day event will be held today through tomorrow at the Moscone West in San Francisco, CA. Entrinsik will be participating in the Developers Sandbox at the conference today from 12 noon to 6 pm.

Posted May 27, 2009

Revelation has announced Universal Driver 4.6 targeted at organizations running multi-user Revelation-based applications on a Windows Server. Revelation will be releasing two versions of Universal Driver 4.6, including a free version for customers who have purchased a license for OpenInsight 9.0; and there also is a new installer with this version, Robert Catalano, director of sales at Revelation, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted May 27, 2009

The U2UG (International IBM U2 User Group), an independent volunteer body representing users of IBM U2 and related MultiValue technologies, has announced the results of the 2009 board election.

Posted May 15, 2009

IBM has launched the early adopter program for U2JPA, which is planned for general availability at the end of this quarter. The Java Persistence API is a Java framework that allows developers to manage relational data. IBM is seeking participants who program in Java and are interested in testing the U2 Java Persistence API.

Posted May 15, 2009

Revelation has announced OpenInsight 9.0.1. The 9.0.1 release includes new functionality as well as bug fixes, Robert Catalano, director of sales for Revelation, tells DBTA. The company has also announced that it is in the preliminary stages of planning its 2010 users conference.

Posted May 15, 2009

The U2UG (International IBM U2 User Group), an independent volunteer body representing users of IBM U2 and related MultiValue technologies, has announced the results of the 2009 board election.

Posted April 25, 2009

IBM has launched the early adopter program for U2JPA, which is planned for general availability at the end of this quarter. The Java Persistence API is a Java framework that allows developers to manage relational data. IBM is seeking participants who program in Java and are interested in testing the U2 Java Persistence API.

Posted April 25, 2009

Revelation plans to release OpenInsight 9.0.1 this month. The 9.0.1 release, which is imminent, will include bug fixes as well as new functionality, Robert Catalano, director of sales for Revelation, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted April 25, 2009

The OpenInsight 8.0.8 upgrade is now available for download from The Works download section of Revelation's website.

Posted April 15, 2009

APT Solutions is a U.K.-based provider of web-enabled membership management software and associated specialist membership administration services to the not-for-profit sector. Its clients include member-based organizations such as trade unions, institutions, clubs, societies, charities and health plan providers. The company's Stratum Membership Management software solution helps organizations gain control over their member information and leverage the information to save money, increase efficiencies, boost member communications, retention, loyalty and donations and improve staff productivity.

Posted April 15, 2009

Ladybridge Systems, a privately owned U.K,-based company, has announced that BookMasters, one of the largest distributors of books in the U.S., has completed migration of their 105-user business system to QM. Running on a quad core Xeon system with five 32Gb Managed Flash Technology drives (Easy Computing Company) the migration has significantly reduced costs and is delivering high performance, according to the companies. Application level read rates averaging in excess of 95,000 records per second have been recorded. Some reports that previously took several hours to complete now run in just a few minutes.

Posted April 15, 2009

The time is past when the unique attributes of the MultiValue database model alone provided sufficient justification for the use of the technology, notes Pete Loveless in an exclusive interview with Database Trends and Applications magazine. Loveless explains why MV companies must support interoperability and integration from the ground up, in order to meet the challenges presented by the market now, and in the future. "Integration between MultiValue and emerging technologies such as XML, Web Services, and .NET has become increasingly important for growth. We've seen a huge surge of customers demanding our .NET development facilities," he states. To read the complete interview with Loveless in the March e-edition of DBTA, go here.

Posted March 25, 2009

Revelation's classes on OpenInsight are forming for April. Intrdoduction to Development in OpenInsight will be held April 6-8, What's New in OpenInsight 9.0 will be held April 14-15, Intermediate Development in OpenInsight will be held Arpil 20-22, and Advanced Topics in OpenInsight will be held April 27-29

Posted March 25, 2009

APT Solutions is a U.K.-based provider of web-enabled membership management software and associated specialist membership administration services to the not-for-profit sector. Its clients include member-based organizations such as trade unions, institutions, clubs, societies, charities and health plan providers. The company's Stratum Membership Management software solution helps organizations gain control over their member information and leverage the information to save money, increase efficiencies, boost member communications, retention, loyalty and donations and improve staff productivity.

Posted March 25, 2009

Ladybridge Systems, a privately owned U.K,-based company, has announced that BookMasters, one of the largest distributors of books in the U.S., has completed migration of their 105-user business system to QM. Running on a quad core Xeon system with five 32Gb Managed Flash Technology drives (Easy Computing Company) the migration has significantly reduced costs and is delivering high performance, according to the companies.

Posted March 25, 2009

jBASE International, a leading supplier of database management software, has unveiled features of the upcoming version of its multidimensional database, jBASE Release 5. The new release builds on jBASE Release 4 to deliver a true 64-bit database implementation together with new application programming interfaces (APIs) and enhanced resilience through the introduction of Dataguard.

Posted March 25, 2009

In the face of an uncertain economic outlook, organizations as well as government agencies and educational institutions are focused on controlling costs, while also maximizing IT investments that have already been made.In a special section in this month's issue of Database Trends and Applications magazine, we ask leading MultiValue vendors: What is your company doing to help customers extend the value of their MultiValue assets?

Posted March 25, 2009

BlueFinity International, a member of the Mpower1 Group of Companies, has added a new product to its range of Microsoft development tools for MultiValue users. BlueFinity's mv.SSIS allows MultiValue users to extract data from any major MultiValue database (in both bulk and filtered export mode) into MS SQL Server using Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) product.

Posted March 15, 2009

IBM has announced the release of IBM UniVerse 10.3, which delivers a powerful new development tool, mobile API support, numerous security enhancements, and consumability improvements for Web Services.

Posted March 15, 2009

Entrinsik, well known in the MultiValue arena for database reporting and analytics software and services for the UniVerse and UniData databases from IBM, is announcing the feature-complete beta release of a major new version of the company's Informer Web Reporting solution this month. The new release offers native access to multiple databases, including Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, DB2, Informix, and Microsoft Access, in addition to UniVerse and UniData, as well as easy navigation and dynamic linking for reporting across multiple data sources.

Posted March 15, 2009

The time is past when the unique attributes of the MultiValue database model alone provided sufficient justification for the use of the technology, according to Pete Loveless. He explains why MV companies must support interoperability and integration from the ground up, in order to meet the challenges presented by the market now, and in the future.

Posted March 15, 2009

BlueFinity International, a member of the Mpower1 Group of Companies, has added a new product to its range of Microsoft development tools for MultiValue users. BlueFinity's mv.SSIS allows MultiValue users to extract data from any major MultiValue database (in both bulk and filtered export mode) into MS SQL Server using Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) product.

Posted February 25, 2009

IBM has announced the release of IBM UniVerse 10.3, which delivers a powerful new development tool, mobile API support, numerous security enhancements, and consumability improvements for Web Services.

Posted February 25, 2009

Entrinsik, well known in the MultiValue arena for database reporting and analytics software and services for the UniVerse and UniData databases from IBM, plans to announce the feature-complete beta release of a major new version of the company's Informer Web Reporting solution next month. The new release will offer native access to multiple databases, including Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, DB2, Informix, and Microsoft Access, in addition to UniVerse and UniData, as well as easy navigation and dynamic linking for reporting across multiple data sources.

Posted February 25, 2009

BlueFinity International plans to hold a one-day event which will take place at the Westin Westminster Hotel in Denver, Colorado, on March 27, 2009. ‘Make Microsoft Work for MultiValue' is a technical seminar aimed at MultiValue developers who need to create .NET applications, whether enhancing current applications or building completely new ones. A discounted rate is available for those attending the International Spectrum MultiValue Conference.

Posted February 15, 2009

Progenixx Inc., developer of software for public housing authorities (PHAs) and Entrinsik Inc., an industry leader in developing reporting solutions for the IBM U2 family of database products have formed a partnership to provide Progenixx customers with Informer Web Reporting, a web-based reporting solution enabling agencies to access information anytime and anywhere. Informer pulls data from UniVerse or UniData databases natively, maintaining the integrity of the MultiValue schema.

Posted February 15, 2009

BlueFinity International plans to hold a one-day event which will take place at the Westin Westminster Hotel in Denver, Colorado, on March 27, 2009. ‘Make Microsoft Work for MultiValue' is a technical seminar aimed at MultiValue developers who need to create .NET applications, whether enhancing current applications or building completely new ones.

Posted January 28, 2009

Progenixx Inc., developer of software for public housing authorities (PHAs) and Entrinsik Inc., an industry leader in developing reporting solutions for the IBM U2 family of database products have formed a partnership to provide Progenixx customers with Informer Web Reporting, a web-based reporting solution enabling agencies to access information anytime and anywhere. Informer pulls data from UniVerse or UniData databases natively, maintaining the integrity of the MultiValue schema.

Posted January 28, 2009

Following more than a year of development that has touched almost every entity within the product, Revelation Software has announced the availability of OpenInsight Development Suite (OI) 9.0. It is a free upgrade to current members of Revelation's Works Program.

Posted January 28, 2009

BlueFinity International, a member of the Mpower1 Group of Companies, has created a Google Group to promote online discussion about its suite of .NET Development products for MultiValue users.

Posted January 15, 2009

Revelation Software has announced its winter/spring 2009 training schedule, with a variety of classes on OpenInsight 9.0, Revelation's newest version of its flagship product.

Posted January 15, 2009

Crowell Systems, through a recent partnership with Management Information Tools, Inc. (MITS), will offer users of the Medformix XXV system integrated ad hoc reporting and the opportunity to further enhance the system with custom business intelligence analytics and dashboards. Crowell Systems is a leading provider of integrated clinical and organization management systems for the healthcare industry, servicing both single-site and larger, multi-site Ophthalmic and Allergy practices. The Medformix XXV enterprise medical solution offers a practical solution providing healthcare providers with the tools needed to better manage the process of delivering care through flexible, reliable and comprehensive practice management software and unparalleled after-sale service and support.

Posted January 15, 2009

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