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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.



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As IoT devices and applications continue to proliferate, the centralized, cloud-based model used by many enterprises is taking a back seat in favor of moving data and processes closer to the edge to increase their flexibility, agility, and accessibility. With more and more organizations adopting real-time capabilities and 5G networks on the rise, 2021 is poised to be a banner year for digital transformation opportunities. However, challenges remain, from the well-tread issues of speed and scalability, to data security and governance.

Posted April 14, 2021

Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI) today announced that QCI's Qatalyst constrained optimization is now available as a Software as a Service (SaaS) on Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), for both classical and quantum computers. The SaaS service eliminates the need for complex quantum programming. It empowers subject matter experts (SMEs) to submit their complex optimization problems to Qatalyst, which leverages the power of quantum-ready computational software on classical processors to provide solutions.

Posted April 14, 2021

It's time to cast your 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, our readers.

Posted April 06, 2021

Action Technology, a Midlothian Virginia company, chose Pick Cloud to aid in their transition from on-premise to the cloud. "Pick Cloud really saved our bacon," says Sharon Daniel, VP, and CFO of Action Technology. "If it weren't for Mark's team we wouldn't be in the position we are today after our server crashed."

Posted April 06, 2021

Ellucian Colleague offers a versatile higher education ERP to make processes more effective and keep students, faculty, and staff informed. Entrinsik Informer works natively with Colleague's UniData database for easy ad hoc reporting.

Posted April 06, 2021

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise modernization and optimization solutions, is launching version 1.3 of the new Rocket MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS). Additionally, the platform is now available at no cost to maintenance partners and customers on the Rocket UniVerse and UniData components of the MultiValue application platform.

Posted April 06, 2021

Avalara, Inc. a provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, is adding new certified integrations to its platform including MultiValue support. These integrations include 10 newly certified integrations with accounting, ERP, ecommerce, point-of-sale, mobile commerce, and CRM software applications, in addition to adding 22 new marketplace customers utilizing Avalara tax technology solutions.

Posted March 01, 2021

It's been 5 years and Royal Papers is still going strong after switching to a Pick Cloud MultiValue system. Royal's MultiValue application is mission-critical and the lifeblood of its business. It handles inventory control, accounts payable, and receivables (and more) and is used for everything except payroll. If it is disrupted in any way, or down for any long period of time, it would be catastrophic.

Posted March 01, 2021

With the shift to remote work, companies have had to implement adjustments to their operational strategies, including increasing security, tapping into the cloud, and more. Last year was a time of fast-moving transformation. In 2021, the pace of change shows no sign of slowing down in the MultiValue markeet segment.

Posted February 24, 2021

It's time to submit nominations for the annual Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards Program. The 2021 nominating process has been extended to Wednesday, March 17, so be sure to nominate your favorite products now. Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2021 edition of Database Trends and Applications magazine.

Posted February 10, 2021

Entrinsik is enhancing Informer with new updates that improve the user experience with additional options for automated intelligence for imported spreadsheets. According to Madhavi Chandra, director of Informer product management, "One of the biggest challenges we hear from our customers is presenting management with impactful reports to glean business insights and draw smart conclusions."

Posted January 27, 2021

DockMaster, a producer of software for the marine and marina industries, partnered with Zumasys to move its hosted clients to a more modern MultiValue database. DockMaster chose jBASE to deliver faster reporting and processing speeds to customers while improving its ability to scale its cloud environment.

Posted January 27, 2021

Rocket Software recently announced the release of UniObjects for Python (UOPY), a new MultiValue (MV), client-side Python API that can be used to access any Rocket UniVerse and Rocket UniData database. Helping organizations modernize with innovative technology is a top priority for the Rocket MultiValue Team, said Christine Rizza, Rocket's MultiValue product manager.

Posted January 27, 2021

The year 2020 will be remembered as a time of great upheaval-forcing companies to quickly adapt or succumb to the changing tide of digital transformation. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital. To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year Database Trends and Applications magazine presents a list of Trend-Setting Products.

Posted January 07, 2021

Total Computing Solutions (TCS), a division of Zumasys, is updating the features and functionality of its TotaLink credit card processing software to make compliance simpler and integrations for MV platforms smoother. Built-in signature capture through native PICK calls into TotaLink software, allowing customers to avoid purchasing costly dedicated signature capture devices.

Posted January 07, 2021

BlueFinity is enhancing Evoke for the retail market in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the business sector. Using Evoke, retailers are now able to design and deploy the apps that specifically meet both their needs and the needs of their customers, and they do not have to employ specialist app developers to do it but can use their existing staff to create apps.

Posted January 07, 2021

Zumasys is making several changes to AccuTerm 8 that will support enhanced MultiValue functions. Additionally, the company has revamped its licensing model for AccuTerm 8 to enable customers to purchase a single license key for the whole company.

Posted December 10, 2020

Entrinsik, Inc., a provider of intuitive business intelligence, achieved an outstanding 40 top rankings and overall best price to value of all 33 products analyzed in the BI & Analytics 2021 Survey. "The survey results for Informer are fantastic," said Doug Leupen, founder and CEO of Entrinsik. "Our customer first mindset is the key to our success, we put ourselves in their shoes and ask what do they need the software to accomplish, how can we make onboarding easy and what support will they need to be successful."

Posted December 10, 2020

Revelation is releasing a "Roll Up" patch to OpenInsight version 9.4 that will enhance debug functionalities and improve operations.  This patch was made as a result of user reports and suggestions, said Mike Ruane, president and CEO of Revelation.

Posted December 10, 2020

Data management and integration demands continue to increase as organizations are faced with more data flowing in from a greater variety sources than ever before. At the same time, there is the need to extract business value, protect, and offer wider access to that data for more users. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital.

Posted December 09, 2020

Revelation Software is making a variety of enhancements to its OpenInsight platform, driven by customer requests for more mobile and remote work environments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers have also been reaching out to Revelation to upgrade to the latest version of the OpenInsight platform.

Posted November 04, 2020

Zumasys is enhancing its MultiValue database, OpenQM, with a mix of updates driven by its user community. OpenQM 4.0 introduces Data Integrity Constraints, a community-driven feature and the winning idea from the Zumasys MultiValue Idea Contest.

Posted November 04, 2020

Rocket Software has added a new way for users, customers, and enthusiasts to engage with Rocket MultiValue experts and peers with their recent launch of the official Rocket Forum. "We are very early days, but we are proud of where we are right now," said Jeff Winter, SVP, chief marketing officer, Rocket Software. "Customer centricity is one of the two big pillars here at Rocket."

Posted November 04, 2020

Rocket Software is in the midst of conducting several product alpha and beta programs to implement user feedback into new and existing products. The fall of 2020 is about Rocket engaging with its MultiValue user base, during these programs customers can provide critical feedback on features they need to modernize and optimize their applications, ranging from API development to helping define metrics that they want to monitor for better performance.

Posted October 08, 2020

Zumasys has made a distribution arrangement with Phocas Software, provider of a business intelligence solution for worldwide manufacturers, distributors, and retailers running ERP systems. Phocas and Zumasys have partnered to bring a turnkey solution to the PICK MultiValue market. By combining Phocas with MVConnect RESTful APIs and with Zumasys' data extraction, flattening, and mapping services, customers benefit from an enterprise analytics and visualization solution without the typical cost and complexity.

Posted October 08, 2020

MultiValue Central is partnering with BlueFinity to utilize the Evoke platform, BlueFinity's low-code business app development platform for worldwide distribution. The partnership will enable MultiValue Central to provide support, development, and implementation services associated with the development of business apps.

Posted October 08, 2020

In a continued effort to help the MultiValue community evolve their applications using free industry standard tools, Zumasys is sharing a 4-part hands-on video tutorial on the PICK MultiValue GitHub repository (a public, open source community for PICK BASIC and PICK BASIC-related projects).

Posted September 09, 2020

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable information. The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust—now more than ever during this COVID-19 pandemic—balancing data governance is absolutely essential.

Posted September 09, 2020

MultiValue software vendors continue to address emerging challenges and opportunities that are affecting the IT landscape by continuing to add new features and integrate with other platforms and services, helping their loyal and committed customers to stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends.

Posted August 26, 2020

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