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BlueFinity’s mv.NET Version 4: Making Microsoft Work for MultiValue!

BlueFinity International is pleased to announce the general availability of the latest version of its extensive toolset designed for creating Microsoft .NET-based applications requiring access to MultiValue databases: mv.NET Version 4.

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Release Date: Saturday, November 01, 2008

BlueFinity International , a member of the Mpower1 Group of Companies , is pleased to announce the general availability of the latest version of its extensive toolset designed for creating Microsoft .NET-based applications requiring access to MultiValue databases: mv.NET Version 4.

mv.NET provides a 100% native .NET interface to all major MultiValue database platforms allowing .NET developers to access all aspects of the MultiValue system (both data and program code) from within the .NET application. It also offers a wealth of end-user capabilities allowing the developer to rapidly create feature-rich, high performance applications using the powerful tools provided by Microsoft's .NET environment.

The main thrust of Version 4.0 of mv.NET is to extend support for newer operating system platforms and .NET frameworks along with enhanced support for various foreign language-based Windows installations. Version 4 also introduces a SQL Server Integration Service s (SSIS ) component used to aid the transfer of MultiValue data into MS SQL Server. The SSIS component is a separate product to mv.NET called mv.SSIS .

mv.SSIS allows MultiValue users to extract data from any major MultiValue database (in both bulk and filtered export mode) to other data repositories using Microsoft's SSIS product. The definition, testing and execution of these extraction processes is performed entirely from within the standard SSIS environment and ensures data consistency, eliminates redundant data and saves time.

"The mv.SSIS product follows in the footsteps of its other sibling BlueFinity products by providing the SSIS developer with a tightly integrated, natural extension to the native SSIS environment allowing them to seamlessly incorporate MultiValue data sources into their existing or new SSIS workflow packages," explains Pete Loveless, CEO of BlueFinity International . "It effectively opens up the entire SQL Server set of tools and utilities to MultiValue database users."

Along with support for both 32 and 64-bit operating system platforms, mv.NET Version 4 includes support for Framework 2.0 and 3.5. " In today's fast changing world, some VARs and end-users will have deployed Framework 2.0 based applications, yet new work is almost certainly going to require Framework 3.5," continues Loveless. "Bluefinity is committed to enabling both frameworks to coexist and to providing ongoing support for new versions of the .NET Framework."

Other enhancements include support for Visual Studio 2008, a socket connectivity option for D3 databases, and performance enhancements to the Session Manager which reduces the connection/session allocation overhead and results in even quicker session allocation performance for client applications.

David Cooper , Lead Developer at BlueFinity , explains: "This latest release demonstrates BlueFinity 's commitment and ability to deliver an aggressive product development path, focused on allowing MultiValue developers to participate as first-class citizens of the Microsoft developer community."

Since finding its feet with its partnership with Mpower1 International , BlueFinity International has delivered a series of products offering superb programmer productivity along with components encompassing feature rich, business application centric functionality to the MultiValue community. BlueFinity is one of four MultiValue companies in Mpower1 's MultiValue stable, which means they already have the endorsement of a large company, excellent and dedicated management, and the financial backing required for future development.

"The new Version 4 release lays some important foundations for a number of very exciting product developments in 2009," says Cooper. "These new developments will provide the MultiValue community with an even greater range of choice of how to develop enterprise class applications leveraging the best of both the Multivalue and Microsoft technology sets."

BlueFinity is planning a one day technical seminar in Denver, Colorado on Friday, March 27th at the Westin Westminster Hotel to showcase the product set and take an in-depth technical look at the advanced functionality by way of live demonstrations and presentations with BlueFinity developers. More information will be available soon on the BlueFinity website.

A detailed list of Version 4 enhancements as well as access to free webinars and evaluations of BlueFinity products can be found at www.bluefinity .com .


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About BlueFinity International

BlueFinity International, part of the Mpower1 group of companies, supplies leading-edge software development tools and consultancy services to the MultiValue database and Microsoft developer communities.

Founded in 2002, BlueFinity has created a series of products. Its flagship product - Evoke is a no code/low code rapid app development platform (RADP/MADP) designed to provide for the fast development and deployment of mobile, desktop and web apps for MultiValue and SQL database platforms. Evoke allows developers to build business apps and extend enterprise applications in a fraction of the time and cost of regular methods. All regular devices are supported including the iPad, iPhone and watches; Android and Windows phones, tablets and watches plus Windows, Linux and Apple desktop.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.bluefinity.com/​

About Mpower1 Group of Companies

Mpower1 is an international operation, headquartered in the UK under the group holding company Mpower Partnership LLP and operating from offices around the world, specializing in business creation, turnaround, growth and development "Business Mpowerment". Mpower1 provides an infrastructure that incorporates management, finance, support, sales and all other aspects of a successful business operation to companies looking to expand into new markets, achieve exponential growth, consolidate an existing position or recover from a challenge. Mpower1 calls upon a highly experienced team of directors, senior level employees, investment capital and it's global infrastructure to deliver an extensive knowledge of many international markets, the experience to manage the unexpected or unwanted and the necessary network of contacts around the world to achieve time after time accelerated growth or recovery of technology companies.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.mpower1.com/​

About mv.NET

A suite of components designed to provide the MultiValue developer with a comprehensive solution to the challenge of creating Microsoft .NET based applications requiring access to MultiValue databases

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.bluefinity.com/​site/​mvnet.html

About mv.SSIS

MultiValue / SQL Server integration and data warehouse developments.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.bluefinity.com/​site/​mvssis.html

About D3

D3, part of the Rocket MultiValue Application Development Platform, is the choice of more than a thousand application developers world-wide, serving top industries including manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, government, retail, and other vertical markets. Boasting both stability and security, the D3 data server engine offers superior performance, high availability, and low administrative overhead.

Ease of Use and ROI Drive Loyalty

D3 provides software developers with all the necessary tools to quickly adapt to changes and build critical business applications in a fraction of the time as compared to other databases; without compromising data integrity and with low administration costs. For creating real-world applications, D3 manages information in a way that has proven vastly superior to other database schemas.

Performance Your Application Can Harness

D3 delivers high performance via efficient file management that requires minimal system and memory resources. Based on a true 64-bit architecture, D3 applications provide high performance at both the hardware and application level. The 64-bit version of D3 provides larger addressing space per process, larger core memory and overall enhanced application performance.

Security at Multiple Levels

By enhancing security, a continuous goal at Rocket, D3 boasts modern features such as SSL support, which makes D3 application data in transit more secure.

  • At the application level, for data at rest, D3 provides both file level and field level encryption, making the data secure at any level.
  • D3 also supports IPv6, so our customers and partners apps benefit from a more secure internet protocol that runs end-to-end encryption, making man in the middle attacks significantly more difficult. Plus, IPv6 supports more secure name resolution, delivering an improved level of trust.
  • By harnessing local authentication and LDAP, weve added single sign on which not only improves user experience, but also allows users to move between systems securely without typing their credentials each time.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.rocketsoftware.com/​products/​rocket-​d3/​rocket-​d3-​dbms

About jBASE

What is jBASE?

jBASE is a database and a set of programs and libraries that allows normal MultiValue (MV) applications to become native Windows, Unix or Linux programs. All of the traditional MV features are supported, including BASIC, Proc, Paragraph, Query and Dictionaries (Pick and Prime style).

What are the benefits of jBASE?

Because existing MV apps are converted to native executables and shared objects, they run fast and take advantage of the latest compiler optimizations available for Windows, Unix and Linux platforms.

Flexible licensing models support cost-effective application deployment for traditional character-based applications and include models suited for efficient deployment of web and graphical-based applications.

A key differentiator is that jBASE architecture tends to make sense to technical hires who may not have prior MV experience. jBASE organizes itself much like other mainstream applications, with full support for pathing and threading. Because it is native, business objects created in jBASE, even those based on legacy code, can be wrapped with other languages. jBASE is a platform that respects the investments made in custom-built legacy apps while allowing non-MV programmers to build next-generation applications using the latest design tools and methods.

jBASE also has one of the lowest support and maintenance costs among enterprise-level MV databases.

Who actually controls jBASE?

In 2015, Zumasys purchased the jBASE intellectual property and development from Temenos, as well as jBASE sales and support from MPower1. Zumasys now controls and markets jBASE internationally with full time developers located in England and North America. jBASE interested us not just because of its worldwide install-base of loyal customers but also because it is a technology that will utilize the Zumasys Cloud to help those customers move to a SaaS business model. We can serve up MV applications running on a multi-tenanted database architecture with unrivaled price and performance and include unique features such as browser-based access.

What does the future hold for jBASE?

Being a native architecture, the future for jBASE is bright. Advancements in technology outside of jBASE tend to benefit jBASE simply because it has a native architecture. This leaves our engineers with time to focus on internal feature and functions and leave other work such as performance tuning and connectivity to vendors of operating systems.

Developers can continue to develop using traditional MV languages and data or choose to develop in new languages. They can choose whether data should be stored in traditional high-performance MV files or in virtually any other database, such as SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 or modern object data stores and noSQL databases.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.jbase.com/​

About mv*Base

Rocket mvBase Database Management System is a powerful multidimensional database management systems that are the choice of thousands of application developers worldwide.

High-performance, multidimensional database engine with MuliValued fields, unlimited items sizes and maximum flexibility for data organization.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.rocketsoftware.com/​products/​rocket-​d3/​rocket-​mvbase-​dbms

About mvEnterpise

Rocket mvEnterprise is a powerful multidimensional database management systems that are the choice of thousands of application developers worldwide.

Combination of the easy-to-use and powerful hierarchical Rocket D3 Database Management System model with the performance and flexibility of UNIX.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www3.rocketsoftware.com/​rocketd3/​database/​mve.jsp

About OpenQM

Effective 1/1/15 Zumasys is the Worldwide Distributor for OpenQM. Users with licenses issued prior to 1/1/15 should visit the Ladybridge website.

OpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning database with an extremely efficient footprint. At less than half the price of comparable databases, OpenQM comes bundled with AccuTerm and provides incredible value for MultiValue resellers and end users alike. Auto-sizing of database files, object oriented programming, class and exception handling, simplified web development and more can be yours with a move to OpenQM.

Why OpenQM

OpenQM has long sought to revolutionize the MultiValue industry, taking MultiValue to new heights of performance and expectation. OpenQM support and maintenance is now available for the first time directly from Zumasys, one of the largest development and engineering teams in the MultiValue market. With technical support engineers located across the United States and England, you'll always be able to reach someone who knows the importance of keeping your MultiValue application up and running.

Their software developers, technical support engineers, infrastructure experts, and cloud engineers will work with you to support, protect, and modernize your OpenQM database-whether on site or in the cloud. Their cloud platform is optimized for MultiValue database applications using industry-leading technologies from VMware, NetApp, and Cisco, and housed in the world's most secure data center, The SuperNAP, managed by expert engineers who understand your business. They take care of everything including backups, system administration, and monitoring so you can focus resources on your core business while maintaining complete control of your data and applications.

OpenQM In The Cloud

The Zumasys cloud platform has been optimized with Flash memory at multiple tiers to address the disk I/O requirements of OpenQM and other MultiValue databases. If you're interested in leveraging the efficiency, security, and performance of MultiValue in the cloud, Zumasys can help.

Since 2006, Zumasys has provided enterprise-class cloud hosting for Oracle, SQL and Pick MultiValue applications. They have the depth and experience to keep your systems running. Visit www.zumasys.com/cloud for more information on their architecture, monitoring and customer references.

OpenQM At A Glance

OpenQM began in 1993 as an embedded database from Ladybridge Systems. It was released in its own right in mid-2001 on Windows systems and extended to Linux in 2003 and FreeBSD in 2004. In 2015, OpenQM announced a partnership with Zumasys to provide worldwide distribution, to create a comprehensive telephone support/maintenance program and to multi-tenant OpenQM on the Zumasys Cloud. This allows customers to quickly provision OpenQM servers in the cloud and benefit from a convenient, affordable monthly fee for the database, operating system and underlying infrastructure.

Zumasys helps companies of every size transition their infrastructure and applications to the cloud. With Zumasys cloud services, customers can easily access the latest software and hardware technologies over the Web, allowing them to focus on growing their core business instead of managing their IT infrastructures. Zumasys delivers personalized service, integrated disaster recovery and the confidence companies need to outsource the hosting of all their databases including SQL, Oracle and Pick MultiValue systems.

For OpenQM inquiries please visit: http://www.openqm-zumasys.com/ Users with licenses issued before 1/1/15 please visit: www.ladybridge.com

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.openqm.com

About Reality

A MultiValue and relational(SQL)-enabled database, it allows users to maximise the use of existing technologies while ensuring their customers needs are met, now and in the future. While maintaining its virtual machine concept, Reality now has open interfaces - using integrated ODBC/JDBC SQL, Web Services, HTML, TCP/IP Sockets and simple extensions to DataBasic - an extended Dartmouth BASIC language with exceptional database and string handling abilities. Remote calls can also be made in order to provide integration with open Java applications and Microsoft Visual Basic/C/C++/C# and .net.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.nps-​reality.com

About UniData

A MultiValue application platform for developing fast, flexible and secure applications

Organizations rely on Rocket UniData, a best-in-class of the MultiValue application platform, for scalable business apps that can evolve as needs change. As a stable, secure, fast data server engine with high availability and low administrative overhead, Rocket UniData is ideal for rapid development using modern tools. On-premises or in the cloud, UniData serves nearly a million users worldwide.

Performance by design

  • A unique and resilient architecture delivers performance advantages compared to traditional SQL databases
  • variable length records and tables within tables simplifies database design, eliminating the constraints of SQL normalization
  • using direct-read capabilities that result in fewer I/O operations than required by SQL, UniData is faster than many other databases
  • variable length records mean less data is transmitted within the entirety of the system which translates to:
    • more responsive mobile applications
    • more efficient replication (for disaster recovery, high availability and more)
  • Rapid development means rapid returns

    UniData includes multiple, easy-to-use programming languages (including Python) with multiple standard supplied interfaces (Node.js, .NET, Java, ODBC, JDBC, RESTful via JSON) for multi-tier solutions. Accelerate your teams productivity by selecting the best development tools based upon your staffs capabilities.

    Security is paramount

    Rocket embeds the most effective security standards for encryption technology deep within the data server, so your data is secure no matter its location, and whether in-transit or stored on disk.

    • SSL/TLS secures connections to the MultiValue server and encrypts data in transit for protection from snooping or eavesdropping. Third parties can also validate and accredit our cryptographic modules for FIPS 140-2 compliance.
    • Automatic data encryption ensures only trusted users with the encryption key can view data. Stolen data is rendered useless without the encryption key.
    • UniData also offers role-based security for users accessing the application. Required DBA maintenance to implement and maintain these capabilities is simple and efficient.

    For more information, visit http:/​/​www.rocketsoftware.com/​products/​rocket-​unidata

    About UniVerse

    Fast, flexible data management and app development for your enterprise

    Rocket UniVerse, a component of the MultiValue application platform, is a fast, flexible data server for developing enterprise apps. Its variable length, table-within-table architecture means speedy data access and low maintenance with user interfaces for Windows, Linux, and UNIX. Deployable to the cloud or on-premises, thousands of customers globally depend on UniVerse to run their businesses.

    Performance to spare

    • Extremely flexible data structures with high-performance data access, storage, and resource management capabilities
    • Industry-proven design with direct read capability means fewer I/O operations and faster access to data
    • Dynamically allocates available resource to maximize processing throughput of available resources

    UniVerse makes it easy for them to build for your success

    Powerful, easy-to-use programming languages with standard supplied interfaces (.NET, Java, ODBC, JDBC, RESTful with JSON) enable your programmers to become immediately productive in this fast environment.

    Efficiency and speed to market mean faster returns on your investment

  • Does not require a large administrative or programming staff to implement, operate, or maintain
  • Accelerates the time to value for applications, and provides exceptional short- and long-term ROI
  • Includes multiple programming languages, including Python, with multiple interfaces for your tiered architecture so you can pick and choose the best development solutions based upon your staffs capabilities
  • Secure and auditable

    • SSL/TLS secures connections to the data server, in addition to securing data in transit from snooping or eavesdropping.
    • Automatic data encryption makes it easy to adhere to the highest security standards, protecting data at rest on the disk.
      • Only trusted users with the encryption key can view data, and stolen data is rendered useless without the encryption key.
      • Access is granted at the user or group level via role-based security, reducing the time required for DBA maintenance.

    For more information, visit http:/​/​www.rocketsoftware.com/​products/​rocket-​universe

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