ONware Adds PostgreSQL to its List of Supported Databases

ONware is now offering the ability to use PostgreSQL as a database system for applications developed for U2, D3, MVON and other MultiValue and PICK database environments.

The new support for PostgreSQL has been added based on feedback from prospective customers in the MultiValue world, Jack Roth, director of operations, ONgroup, tells 5 Minute Briefing. Roth notes that he has come across a number of companies that have other development in their organizations in Postgres. "They like Postgres and if they can support one database as opposed to two very dissimilar databases, that is an advantage for them," he explains.

PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture. PostgreSQL runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX, (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows.

"We are very excited about the synergy between these two powerful environments," states Tim Spells, president of the ONware distributor ONsystex, noting that ONware with PostgreSQL is a low cost solution for end users and ISVs that are "looking to remain competitive in a marketplace where relational databases are becoming more and more prominent."

The source code for PostgreSQL is available under the most liberal open source license, the BSD license, giving MultiValue VARs the ability to use, modify and redistribute Postgres in any form they choose with their application. Any modifications, enhancements, or changes the VAR makes are theirs to do with as they please, according to ONware, making Postgres is not only a database system capable of running the enterprise, but also a development platform on which to develop in-house, web or commercial software products.

To learn more about PostgreSQL for MultiValue applicatons, visit distributor sites at or