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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

Entrinsik is offering native support for jBase, enabling users to speak directly to their target database in the appropriate query language. Entrinsik already provides native support for UniData and UniVerse.

Posted May 25, 2022

Zumasys is acquiring the assets of PPI Information Systems, a PICK software house located in St. Louis, Missouri. PPI is a proven provider of software services offering programming services in PICK and Microsoft .NET using SQL or Universe as databases.

Posted May 25, 2022

Rocket Software is introducing the Rocket MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code 1.6.0 extension, now available on the Visual Studio Code Marketplace. Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code (MVVS) allows BASIC developers to edit, compile, and now debug their BASIC applications in Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

Posted May 25, 2022

Rocket Software is launching the latest version of the MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: Performance) platform, delivering increasing value to customers and addressing issues and bugs in the code faster. The latest MVX: Performance 1.2.0 release continues to add metrics customers are interested in monitoring.

Posted May 04, 2022

BlueFinity is giving users the option of developing a native or web app with Evoke. With a low-code platform, such as Evoke from BlueFinity, the developer can generate and deploy native (as well as web apps) to run on all devices, operating systems and browsers, all from the same app design and code.

Posted May 04, 2022

Google and Pick Cloud's partnership continues to benefit members of the MultiValue community by investing in the planet and reducing carbon footprints. Google data centers are already carbon neutral. Each Google data center is twice as energy efficient as a typical enterprise data center. They deliver six times as much computing power for the same amount of electrical power, compared to five years ago, according to the vendor.

Posted April 27, 2022

It's time to vote for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the readers. The voting period will be open through Wednesday, May 11. Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2022 issue of Database Trends and Applications magazine.

Posted March 28, 2022

Zumasys recently helped a customer navigate through the Amazon direct fulfillment process, leveraging the power of open APIs and IMACS. "Zumasys has spent the last decade building the most experienced, capable bench of MultiValue professionals in the industry. We are here to help," said Elvin Wytko, senior software developer at Zumasys.

Posted March 23, 2022

Northwest Title, a company with experience in complex real estate transactions of all types?including residential, commercial, and land development—recently chose Entrinsik Informer for the transformation of its business.

Posted March 23, 2022

A New Zealand insurance services provider needed to modernize its existing IT infrastructure to support growing accessibility demands. The company chose Rocket Software to modernize its document management system.

Posted March 23, 2022

By utilizing Entrinsik Informer Dashboards, Canadore College found an effective solution for visualizing its data. Informer is making faculty much more receptive to data, as it is allowing them to not only be more involved in the decisions being made around their programs but shows them exactly why decisions are being made.

Posted March 11, 2022

Rocket Software recently assisted SMC transform its business with the help of the Rocket MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS). Focused on the mission of advancing automation for its clients, SMC also needed to automate transactions and provide real-time access to its ERP system to improve employee productivity and customer experiences.

Posted March 11, 2022

The costs of downtime—even for a minute—are simply too steep for today's digitally evolving enterprises to tolerate. As part of their efforts to keep expensive downtime at bay—and ensure the continued viability and availability of data—data managers are increasingly turning to strategies such as automation and cloud services. Still, they continue to have difficulties and acknowledge that keeping their data environments up-to-date is holding them back from delivering more capabilities to their organizations.

Posted March 07, 2022

Last year picked up where 2020 left off. Though pandemic restrictions have eased, 2022 looks to be another uncertain year with the rise of the omicron variant. As we begin 2022, DBTA presents the annual MultiValue Special Report and asks MV executives to address several questions.

Posted February 23, 2022

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards, a competition in which the winning information management solutions, products, and services are selected by you, the users.

Posted February 09, 2022

Revelation Software is offering version 10.1 of OpenInsight, providing new cloud enhancements and an improved REST interface which allows developers to rapidly prototype RESTful support routines to provide access to web clients.

Posted January 26, 2022

Evoke, the low-code app development platform from BlueFinity, is designed to give developers the flexibility to make the optimum choices regarding their use of the cloud. The key to Evoke, and the benefit of using it in the cloud, is in its modern design, its inherent use of new and industry standard technologies, and in its flexibility, so that it can seamlessly support the required environment chosen by its customers, according to the vendor.

Posted January 26, 2022

Zumasys is acquiring the assets of Efficiency Partners, an Independent Software Vendor (ISV), enabling the company to add the Crescendo platform to its portfolio. Crescendo is an ERP software solution designed for manufacturers, distributors, and service companies.

Posted January 26, 2022

Entrinsik, Inc., a provider of intuitive business intelligence, is rebranding the embedded business intelligence division, expanding the way that developers can implement analytics and visuals into their products while providing a faster path to market. This rebrand is a commitment to solidify Entrinsik's stance, offering, and direction in the market, according to the vendor.

Posted January 03, 2022

Rocket Software is launching the Rocket MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: Performance), a free active system monitoring tool for Rocket UniVerse customers with active maintenance contracts. MVX: Performance is a system monitoring tool providing users with deep insights within Rocket UniVerse.

Posted January 03, 2022

The importance of leveraging data quickly and effectively is a message that has come through loud and clear in recent years—and with increasing intensity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from long-established offerings that are evolving to meet the needs of their loyal constituents to breakthrough technologies that may only be in the early stages of adoption.

Posted January 03, 2022

Mainstream New Zealand began in 1992 as a virtual business providing freight services between Auckland and Christchurch. Suppliers, customers, and staff leverage the company's internally developed freight management system (FMS) to manage consignments, and its warehouse management system (WMS) to automate warehouse pick, pack, and dispatch processes. Both proprietary systems utilize Rocket UniVerse to deliver the capabilities both the business and their customers need to succeed.

Posted December 08, 2021

Entrinsik Informer earned top marks from the BARC BI & Analytics Survey 22, scoring in 45 top rankings and 75 leading positions in 6 different peer groups. Informer was top-ranked in various peer groups for price-to-value, distribution of reports, performance satisfaction, operational BI, project success, vendor support, implementer support, customer satisfaction, functionality, ease of use, sales experience, data preparation, competitive win rate, product satisfaction, and ad hoc query.

Posted December 08, 2021

Kore Technologies and Ad Astra are collaborating to improve data integration capabilities for institutions using Ellucian Colleague. This partnership allows both companies to focus on their value propositions while providing increased value to clients.

Posted December 08, 2021

The importance of leveraging data quickly and effectively is a message that has come through loud and clear in recent years—and with increasing intensity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it is anticipating supply chain problems, addressing customer concerns with agility, or identifying new opportunities and pouncing quickly, the ability to achieve a comprehensive view of all available information for real-time decision making has become a strong theme. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, here, DBTA presents a list of Trend-Setting Products for 2022.

Posted December 08, 2021

Rocket Software, a global technology leader, is acquiring the MV databases and tools of Zumasys, Inc., a provider of MultiValue database software also known as PICK, enabling Zumasys to become an MV Modernization Partner to expand Zumasys' practice of acquiring MultiValue independent software vendors (ISVs) to modernize and market their applications.

Posted November 01, 2021

BlueFinity Evoke continues to evolve the low-code MV platform space, designed so that there is absolutely no limit to either the degree of customization or the potential and scalability of the apps created. A good low-code platform will offer an easy-to-use development methodology with familiar drag and drop, option select and point and click techniques which can make them suitable for the design and creation of mobile apps and applications to be developed by their own existing staff (citizen developers as well as technical professionals), according to the vendor.

Posted November 01, 2021

Entrinsik is actively working on Informer 5.5, adding many new features that bolster ease of use and global adoption. The company showcased an early access build of Informer 5.5 to its Informer Advisory Council members, which was met with great enthusiasm and excitement for what is in store, according to Madhavi Chandra, director of Informer product management.

Posted November 01, 2021

Zumasys is offering a video training series on PICK MultiValue Dictionaries. The most recent virtual session features Pete Schellenbach, author of AccuTerm. Additionally, AccuTerm Enterprise is available for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) or environments with hundreds of users.

Posted September 22, 2021

Rocket, in partnership with Pick Cloud, is hosting virtual, hands-on, instructor-led Rocket MVIS workshops. "We created these free hands-on workshops for customers to allow them to get familiar with the product, RESTful services, and APIs," said Hernando Borda, MV senior product manager at Rocket. "People seem to be really excited."

Posted September 22, 2021

Full Sail Partners in Steamboat Springs, Colorado specializes in client-focused consulting, business strategy, data architecture, and software solutions for over 1,000 project-based companies in industries such as architecture, engineering, and environment, amongst others. In the testing phase of Informer 5.4, some Entrinsik clients were granted access to the Templates Preview feature. Full Sail Partners started using this new functionality to automate their previously manual form and template creation.

Posted September 22, 2021

Zumasys announced it has purchased the assets of PRO:MAN Software and Northwest Information Systems, Inc., two pioneering software companies founded in the 1980s. By integrating business applications with the underlying database platforms it owns, Zumasys unlocks powerful new features that ultimately allow the applications to be offered in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud-based computing model.

Posted September 16, 2021

Revelation Software's latest release of OpenInsight, version 10.1, has changes, new functionality, and improved performance throughout the product. DBTA recently held a webinar with Bob Carten, senior developer, Revelation Software and Bryan Shumsky, senior developer, Revelation Software, who discussed some of these improvements, including a new Database Tool panel, a brand new Examples application, new REST functionality, updated help and support documents, and more.

Posted September 16, 2021

With more data than ever being created, making the right choices among the myriad options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help them progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the Readers' Choice Awards which provides the opportunity to recognize com­panies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted September 16, 2021

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