Best MultiValue Database

MultiValue database technology has legions of loyal followers that have built their businesses on their systems and have no intention of letting it go.

MultiValue database technology dates back to the mid-1960s, with Don Nelson and Dick Pick widely credited as the founding fathers of the technology.  Referred toalso as Pick or MultiDimensional, a key advantage of MultiValue, say its advocates, is the database structure’s use of attributes that can have multiple values, rather than one single value as with relational technology. 

Against the forceful tide of popularity of relational database management systems, MultiValue database technology has maintained a strong following of loyal supporters. The technology is rooted in many industry verticals, including retail, travel industry, oil & gas, healthcare, government, banking, and education. Over the years, these systems have become highly customized to support specific business requirements, and so are deeply entrenched in organizations.

MultiValue software vendors continue to address emerging challenges and opportunities shaping the IT landscape. They remain competitive and successful by continuing to add new features such as SQL connectors, cloud deployment options, native 64-bit processing, business intelligence and reporting capabilities, web and mobile interfaces, as well as the ability to integrate with other data repositories.

Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best MultiValue Database:

Winner: jBASE

Pete Loveless

Winners' Circle by Pete Loveless, CEO


Over 10 million people in companies around the world sign on to a MultiValue system every day. So for jBASE to win the best MultiValue database category is certainly something to be proud of! jBASE is a world-class Database Management System comprising development tools, middleware and a multi-dimensional database. The open architecture is uniquely designed to allow all and any application development tools and backend databases to form part of a jBASE solution ... read on


Rocket D3

Revelation Software OpenInsight


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