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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

The call for speakers is open for the 10th annual Data Summit conference, to be held in Boston, May 10-11, 2023, with pre-conference workshops on May 9, 2023. The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Data Management, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Architecture, and Emerging Technologies.

Posted December 06, 2022

Rocket Software is releasing the Rocket MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: Performance) 1.4.0, improving the installation and upgrade process. The Rocket MultiValue Performance Experience (MVX: Performance) is a free performance monitoring tool for Rocket UniVerse. It has a short learning curve so users can quickly pinpoint and address Rocket UniVerse performance Issues.

Posted November 16, 2022

Entrinsik announced that Informer is once again top ranked in business intelligence in the BI & Analytics Survey 23 for the third straight year. Entrinsik scored in 35 top rankings and was number one for the third straight year for price to value, customer satisfaction, and ease of use in the BI & Analytics Survey 23.

Posted November 16, 2022

Rocket Software's MV data servers and supporting tools are seeing a boost in releases as the company moves toward a more agile framework to deliver highly anticipated enhancements. "One of the main goals in Rocket MV is to bring our products to the next generation of developers through modern and innovative functionality," said Chris Rizza, product manager, Rocket Software.

Posted November 10, 2022

Southern Supply is a group of distribution and manufacturing companies headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. The various business units distribute automation and ancillary products to commercial, utility, governmental, and industrial customers throughout the region and manufacture commercial aluminum doors and windows used around the world. Jesse Owsley is the software project manager at Southern Supply and had the idea to utilize Informer to automate the process of submitting required check information to banks

Posted October 26, 2022

As a result of customer demand, BlueFinity is extending of its professional services division with a group which will focus on "Intro Apps." Intro Apps are created by BlueFinity for their customers using the Microsoft centric Evoke low-code/no-code development platform and is a fast and inexpensive way of going live with a modern, fully working app that is integrated with a customer's existing applications.

Posted October 26, 2022

Rocket Software is urging users to join others using jBASE, OpenQM, or AccuTerm on new Rocket Forum pages. New to the Rocket MV Forum are the jBASE Forum, the OpenQM Forum, and AccuTerm included in the MV Tools Forum. Users will find a community of support on the Rocket MV Forums—a place where members can participate in discussions and share resources with other members.

Posted October 26, 2022

An aging MultiValue talent pool has companies scrambling to retain and retrain programming talent. According to BlueFinity, low-code/no-code development is a game changer in this space. A major benefit of low-code/no-code development is its ability to allow almost anyone with a working knowledge of computer applications to create apps for the digital economy.

Posted September 21, 2022

Entrinsik is releasing the latest version of Informer, building upon the platform's ease of use, and continued fulfilling of user requests. The company debuted 5.6 during a webinar showcasing all the new features. "We're all really excited about this release," said Evan Culler, Informer senior software engineer. "We've been listening to your feedback on how to advance the product, add new workflows, and make things easier."

Posted September 21, 2022

Data has only become more important as organizations look ahead to what a post-pandemic world could look like. Some of the new approaches being embraced to help drive greater benefit from data are DevOps and DataOps, data quality and governance initiatives, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures, IoT and edge computing, and a range of next-gen databases.

Posted September 14, 2022

Google recently announced their "Simplicity Sprint" initiative, which focuses on improving efficiencies within their workforce during this uncertain economic environment impacted by the ongoing pandemic, supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine, inflation, and the Great Resignation. However, simplifying and creating a more productive workforce is about more than improving focus, it's about uncovering and solving for increased complexity, brought on by an explosion of data, digital transformation initiatives, and the new reality of hybrid work. It is important for businesses and leaders to understand where these complexities are and what the key drivers are before redefining a new strategy to reduce business complexity.

Posted September 14, 2022

Rocket is releasing MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS) 1.3.1 with new features that give users more control, improving ease of use to expose MultiValue data and introducing business logic as RESTful APIs. Updates include enhanced Vanity URL support with pass-through capabilities that give MV developers full control of format and content of output payloads.

Posted September 08, 2022

Digital transformation has accelerated more than ever before because of the intersecting confluence of disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, the ongoing global pandemic, and climate change. With more data being created, making the right choices among the countless options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help organizations progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the 2022 Readers' Choice Awards which provide the opportunity to recognize companies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted September 08, 2022

Entrinsik has launched a comprehensive online training program for Informer 5. Whether users are brand new to Informer 5 or want to become an advanced power user, there is something for everyone to learn.

Posted August 24, 2022

A constant influx of new technologies and strategies to improve enterprise functions and growth can often lead to companies being overwhelmed with choice; which program is right for my needs? How do I get the most out of this application? Am I using the wrong platform for my workload?

Posted August 19, 2022

The data lakehouse, data fabric, and data mesh, are no longer just dreams shared by analysts at conference presentations. A new survey of more than 200 IT leaders by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., finds considerable uptake of these modern data architectures. "The Move to Modern Data Architecture: 2022 Data Delivery and Consumption Patterns Survey," May 2022, was conducted in partnership with ChaosSearch and included input from directors/managers of IT, directors/managers of analytics, and data architects.

Posted August 11, 2022

The challenge with modern supply chains is one of multiple pressures hitting all at once. These include pandemic-induced disruptions, cyber attacks targeting supply chains and the effect that financial and trade sanctions are having on Russia for its war in Ukraine. To be more resilient, many companies have opened the spigot on enterprise investment and technology innovation for supply chain modernization. But these efforts must be well-coordinated to be effective. 

Posted August 11, 2022

These days, data managers have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the platforming, storage, and provisioning of data and associated analytics applications. However, selecting the right environment for pressing business needs can be confusing and overwhelming. The key is understanding how to map the right technologies to the business problems or opportunities at hand.

Posted August 11, 2022

Accelerated digital transformation has been felt in a variety of ways across all industry sectors for the past 2 years. Digital infrastructure resiliency and agility are crucial in periods of uncertainty and disruption, which many organizations are experiencing with the confluence of disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, the ongoing global pandemic, and climate change.

Posted August 10, 2022

CircleCI has announced its collaboration with GitLab Inc. in order to provide native support for customers seeking accessibility between GitLab Inc., The One DevOps Platform for software innovation, and CircleCI. As a result, customers will have access to tools available in all the aforementioned systems, allowing for greater choice and flexibility in software innovation processes.

Posted August 01, 2022

Modernization is now becoming a crucial part of the strategy for many companies and BlueFinity has worked with many MV customers on the successful modernization of their previously static MultiValue systems. For a fast-growing number of companies, the introduction of apps that provide complete integration with a company's existing MultiValue systems and databases has proved to be a successful way of modernizing.

Posted July 27, 2022

Whether users are delaying the move to Informer 5 due to a lack of migration and IT resources, the thought of transitioning reports, or other projects, Entrinsik wants to help facilitate the migration with some best practices and migration resources. Entrinsik provides users with a Migration Guide that has tools for a successful migration. The Data Gathering Workbook can collect and document the information needed during the Informer 4 to Informer 5 migration to keep track of its progress.

Posted July 27, 2022

Rocket Software is offering a series of livestreams featuring its product roadmap for the future. The Rocket MultiValue product roadmap outlines the vision, direction, priorities, and progress of a product over time. It represents the plan of both short and long-term goals for Rocket's products.

Posted July 27, 2022

A HealthCheck from Rocket MultiValue (MV) Professional Services can provide critical information clients need to get the most from their Rocket MV (Rocket UniVerse, Rocket UniData, Rocket D3) products. Expert consultants know how to isolate and remediate issues to get optimal system performance and help put an effective plan in place for optimization or growth.

Posted July 07, 2022

To help bring new resources and innovation to light, each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the DBTA 100, a list of forward-thinking companies seeking to expand what's possible with data for their customers. Several top MultiValue companies land on the list again this year, including Kore Technologies, Revelation Software, and Rocket Software.

Posted July 07, 2022

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 June 02, 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 June 02, 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 June 02, 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

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