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Five Minute Briefing - MultiValue
September 23, 2009

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

News Flashes

Robert Catalano, Director of Sales, Revelation Software, Discusses New Features in OpenInsight 9.1

Ashwood Computer, Inc., a full-service VAR and preferred systems integrator for companies utilizing MultiValue database technology, has announced version 3.2 of FastBac DR, its disk-based backup tool.

BlueFinity International has announced the latest enhancement to its .NET development toolset for MultiValue databases: mv.NET with Solution Objects.

IBM last week announced plans to sell its worldwide U2 database and tools assets to Rocket Software, a global software development firm, based in Newton, Mass. "The entire U2 team worldwide is moving from IBM to Rocket," Susie Siegesmund, director, IBM U2 Data Servers and Tools, IBM Information Management Software, tells 5 Minute Briefing, reiterating sentiments expressed in a letter last week to customers, in which she assured them that the change of ownership will be a benefit to U2's product line as well as customers and business partners and will not affect relationships with the U2 business.

Northgate is expanding its U.S. Reality team with the appointment of Mark Fuller as director of technology Reality USA. Fuller, who is from the United Kingdom, has 2 decades of high-level experience of developing and implementing the Reality MultiValue product. He will be running and building the technical and Customer Experience team for Reality, and is confident of continuing Northgate's impressive recent impact in this sector.

MITS, developer of advanced reporting and business intelligence software for the MultiValue database market, has introduced version 7.1 of MITS Discover, the company's OLAP business intelligence system. This latest release includes new capabilities for increased ease of use and enhanced user productivity, as well as new database support.

Think About It

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