Over the years, MultiValue technology has maintained its base of committed advocates despite a strong trend toward relational database management systems. And, now with an expanding appreciation for polyglot persistence, or put more simply, the selection of the best tool for the job, there is a growing recognition that different data management systems offer different benefits and that some are better suited for certain requirements than others.
MultiValue - also referred to as Pick or MultiDimensional database technology - dates back to the mid-1960s, with Don Nelson and Dick Pick widely credited as its founding fathers.
Sometimes referred to as the fifth NoSQL database, a key reason for its legion of steadfast supporters is the flexibility provided by the database structure’s use of attributes that can have multiple values, rather than one single value as with relational technology.
The database technology is entrenched in many industry verticals, including retail, travel industry, oil & gas, healthcare, government, banking, and education with highly-evolved, mission-critical MV applications built on top.
MultiValue software vendors continue to address emerging challenges and opportunities facing their customers by adding new capabilities such as support for 64-bit computing, options for DBaaS deployment, mobile access, encryption and security features, integration with popular programming languages such as Python, support for REST, and integration with other enterprise systems, including popular RDBMS platforms and additional NoSQL database management systems.
HERE ARE THE WINNERS OF THE 2015 DBTA READERS' CHOICE AWARDS FOR BEST MULTIVALUE DATABASE:
Revelation Software OpenInsight