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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

Josh Camacho, former CEO of Chicago-based OPTO International, is joining Zumasys, provider of NoSQL database software for business-critical PICK applications, to help MultiValue organizations modernize their legacy application. Camacho will become senior manager of software development and he brings more than 15 years of hands-on development experience in jBASE, which was used to run every aspect of his business.

Posted December 19, 2018

To help showcase innovative products and services each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine looks for offerings that promise to help organizations derive greater benefit from their data, make decisions faster, and work smarter and more securely.

Posted December 19, 2018

South African technology distributor Axiz is partnering with BlueFinity for the distrubution of Evoke. The partnership will enable Axiz to distribute Evoke to customers across the South African continent as well as providing for the support, development and implementation services associated with the development of business apps. Axiz will also leverage Evoke to design and develop its own apps for the benefit of its customers.

Posted December 04, 2018

Pick Cloud is introducing another cloud hosting option that bundles printing and reporting as part of its Google cloud offering. "It is now easier than ever for MultiValue customers to enter the cloud. Those wanting to start their journey securely and affordably can now do so with our cloud starter pack," said Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud.

Posted December 04, 2018

BlueFinity is introducing new features to its signature platform Evoke, enabling new machine learning and AI capabilities. To improve help and support for end-users of an Evoke App a new Chatbot feature is being added, giving gives users chat-style AI support.

Posted December 04, 2018

With the ever-changing business landscape, many companies that rely on MultiValue platforms are looking for ways to integrate existing systems with new technologies - and specifically, figuring out how to leverage the capabilities of the cloud. Organizations often find themselves torn between the platforms they've built their critical business applications on and user demands for modern, intuitive interfaces that provide anytime, anywhere access to web and mobile applications.

Posted November 01, 2018

Rocket Software is entering a definitive agreement for Bain Capital Private Equity to acquire a majority stake in the company. The enterprise value of the transaction is approximately $2 billion. Rocket Software will continue to operate under its current management team, led by President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Youniss.

Posted November 01, 2018

With the help of Zumasys, Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. successfully migrated its ERP system to jBASE. The company also migrated its infrastructure from a co-location facility to the Zumasys cloud, now owned and operated by NexusTek. The move has helped Encompass eliminate costly downtime and streamline development for the company's primary business applications.

Posted November 01, 2018

Kore recently attended the Eclipse Users Group (UFO) Encounter 2018 where the company showcased its new Eclipse REST APIs and the enhancements offered in the latest releases of Kourier Integrator and KommerceServer eCommerce Suite. The event took place on September 9 -11 in Atlanta, GA. The Eclipse Users Group (UFO) User Friendly Organization is an independent business organization founded to create a strategic alliance with Epicor Eclipse management, developers, and support staff to help direct and enhance the software package to our mutual benefit and satisfaction.

Posted October 10, 2018

Revelation Software released OpenInsight 10 in April and now the company is introducing some more upgrades to the platform that will boost cloud capabilities, introduce O4W, and more. "We're finally here and we're quite pleased," said Robert Catalano, director of sales, Revelation Software, in April. "We're excited to release this new product."

Posted October 10, 2018

BlueFinity is entering a strategic distribution partnership with Uniware that will enable Uniware to introduce Evoke to the market. Uniware will distribute Evoke to businesses across Australia and New Zealand, and provide support, development and implementation services. The company will also use Evoke to design and develop its own apps for the benefit of its customers.

Posted October 10, 2018

Entrinsik is now an Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Gold Level member, allowing Oracle customers to tap into Informer to combine data sources. Oracle customers can now purchase Informer to combine Oracle data with data from other sources throughout the organization for comprehensive analysis, whether that data is in the cloud, on premise, structured or unstructured.

Posted September 04, 2018

Several MultiValue databases have been chosen as the best of the pack for this year's Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards. Each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine presents the Readers' Choice Awards, recognizing leading vendors across a variety of segments in the IT industry. Unlike any other awards programs conducted by DBTA, this one is special because the nominees are submitted and the winners are chosen by the experts—whose opinions carry more weight than all others—you, the readers.

Posted September 04, 2018

ONgroup is enhancing its MultiValue platform, making upgrades that allow the platform to be a contemporary editor running in .NET. MVON# Netbuilder sites still get the benefits of an IDE, and now those running MV BASIC and related languages without Netbuilder can still get the benefit of this powerful MV# editor. Compiling with the MV# Developer Studio transpiles to C# and runs the MV code in .NET.

Posted September 04, 2018

MultiValue database technology continues to boost a strong following of loyal supporters. This NoSQL database technology is found in many industry verticals, including retail, travel industry, oil & gas, healthcare, government, banking, and education. Highly customized, mission-critical applications have been built on MultiValue database technology, which is sometimes called the fifth NoSQL database technology. The MultiValue database dates back to the mid-1960s, with Don Nelson and Dick Pick widely credited as the founding fathers of the technology. Also referred to as Pick or MultiDimensional, a key advantage of MultiValue, is the database structure's use of attributes that can have multiple values, rather than one single value as with relational technology.

Posted August 08, 2018

ONgroup is making two free-to-use software products that are extensions for Visual Studio Code available to MultiValue developers. The MV# Developer extension provides MultiValue developers with a VS-like IDE.

Posted August 08, 2018

Entrinsik, developer of Informer, is partnering with Full Sail Partners, Ltd, allowing the company to sell, integrate, and host Informer 5. The Informer 5 business intelligence software platform will be available to Full Sail Partner clients via the Deltek Vision to Informer integration offering from Blackbox Connector.

Posted August 08, 2018

Pick Cloud, Inc. and 3phi Solutions Inc. are forming a strategic partnership to sell phiReport Cloud edition exclusively in North America. phiReport is a suite of reporting tools based on the PICK/MultiValue DBMS. The application is built using AccuTerm GUI, allowing any Windows user with a current AccuTerm terminal emulator to define and generate attractive Excel worksheets from a graphical user interface.

Posted August 08, 2018

In a world of increased scrutiny and regulatory policy concerning how personal data is collected and managed, the European Union's newly implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) raises critical issues for data management at every company. MultiValue is already being used to create efficient, flexible database and development frameworks that provide both a GDPR-compliant as well as scalable solution.

Posted July 02, 2018

Kore Technologies, a provider of enterprise integration and eCommerce solutions, is releasing version 4.5 of Kourier Integrator Data Management, further enhancing cloud capabilities. Users will see new benefits for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The update provides enhanced functionality and higher performance when doing integration and data warehousing with Microsoft SQL Server in the cloud.

Posted June 01, 2018

Pick Cloud and Rocket Software will present a webinar focused on how to use D3 Hot Backup with the Google Cloud Platform to ensure MultiValue users are covered in case of a disaster. D3 Hot Backup can save the business in the event of a disaster, and a cloud solution can make it easier to maintain mission-critical operations.

Posted May 23, 2018

Revelation Software is launching OpenInsight Development Suite (OI) 10, introducing new development tools, increasing security, and more. "For most of Revelation's history the OpenInsight releases have been evolutionary, this one is revolutionary," said Mike Ruane, president and CEO Revelation Software. "We have a brand new look and feel from the developers' point of view."

Posted May 08, 2018

Entrinsik, Inc., developer of MultiValue software solutions for organizations, will host the company's fourth user conference for existing Entrinsik customers on September 12-14th, 2018. The three-day conference will include education and training on the latest functionality and upgrades to the Informer and Enrole platforms, user presentations, and sessions discussing pertinent technical and operational topics.

Posted May 08, 2018

Zumasys is enhancing its jBASE platform with dynamic objects, dynamic files, and more to give users the flexibility to design applications around their business needs and not the capabilities of their database. jBASE 5.7 introduces dynamic objects, which allows users to create objects on the fly and program in a language that looks and files like JavaScript.

Posted May 08, 2018

Duplicates are often the exact opposite of what we want. The discovery of one's evil clone, for instance, would be far from an ideal scenario in most people's minds. In all seriousness, though, one hardly needs look to science fiction for examples of how the proliferation of duplicates is a common nuisance of our modern lives. Multiple envelopes in your mail containing the exact same bill, for example, or multiple copies of the exact same file cluttering up your hard drive are common and annoying problems—even in our digital age. Indeed, in the world of computer programming there are entire disciplines dedicated to optimizing applications or data structures through the elimination of unnecessary duplicates.

Posted April 12, 2018

Entrinsik, developer of Informer, landed the "Top Performer" spot for business intelligence tools in the 2018 Summer Customer Success Report published by FeaturedCustomers.com. The Top Performer designation is awarded to vendors with significant market presence and resources and enough customer success content to validate their vision. Highly rated by customers, Entrinsik Informer consistently publishes customer-driven content and curates dozens of positive reviews from multiple third-party sites.

Posted March 28, 2018

Zumasys is offering a five day training class for programmers to become acclimated with the jBASE platform from April 9-13. Over the duration of the week, attendees will be educated on the differences of jBASE compared to other MultiValue platforms, and will explore the features of this powerful technology while being introduced to modern programming methodologies.

Posted March 28, 2018

Having spent my entire career in IT, I wasn't expecting to learn so much in my first three months in a new position. Of course, I knew that with the transition there would come an adjustment period, as there is in any role, but the sheer amount of information I've absorbed in the past weeks has been both exciting and overwhelming. 

Posted March 28, 2018

Groware is one of Canada's leading providers of software for the grower and nursery markets. Over the years, the company's software has been through several iterations. This year, Groware partnered with global IT company Bluefinity International to use its rapid app development platform Evoke.

Posted March 07, 2018

Duplicates are often the exact opposite of what we want. The discovery of one's evil clone, for instance, would be far from an ideal scenario, in most people's minds. In all seriousness, though, one hardly need look to science fiction for examples of how the proliferation of duplicates is a common nuisance of our modern lives.

Posted March 07, 2018

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