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Five Minute Briefing - MultiValue
August 2012

A comprehensive monthly publication filled with news and insight serving the MultiValue database community.

News Flashes

BlueFinity's upcoming release of mv.NET, version 4.3, will bring important additions to the company's flagship product, including support for Visual Studio 2012 and support for RESTful web service development, as well as performance enhancements, the company says.

Entrinsik, developer of Informer reporting and business intelligence software (BI), is expanding its training and implementation services to offer key performance indicator (KPI) consulting and development to customers using Informer Dashboards, enabling them to visualize real-time data from multiple sources on one screen to quickly identify actionable information and key trends. "Working with our customers to develop the right KPIs for their business helps them to improve decision making through the greater use of more data-driven decision making," says Sharon Shelton, vice president of marketing at Entrinsik.

Australia-based Koorong Books has migrated its enterprise computer system to run on the InterSystems CACHÉ high-performance object database, enhancing its legacy system and improving its performance and integration. One of the most important characteristics of the next generation of applications is that they will utilize all of the data in the enterprise, Robert Nagle, vice president of Software Development, InterSystems, tells DBTA.

Rocket U2 has announced DataVu V2.2, which strengthens connectivity with UniData and UniVerse (U2) and adds team authoring capability, mobile access and an optional text analytics capability for unstructured data. DataVu delivers real-time data access and interactive drill-downs provide the right information — at the right time — to desktop, web, and mobile users. It also enables fresh information to be concurrently drawn in real-time from across the enterprise — from transactional data sources, data warehouses, or from the content of structured files.

Think About It

Seriously chronic geeks like me usually were raised on a strong diet of science fiction that shaped our expectations of the future. Reading Heinlein and Asimov as a boy led me to expect flying cars and robot servants. Reading William Gibson and other "cyberpunk" authors as a young man led me to expect heads-up virtual reality glasses and neural interfaces. Flying cars and robot companions don't seem to be coming anytime soon, but we are definitely approaching a world in which virtual - or at least augmented - reality headsets and brain control interfaces become mainstream.