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Ladybridge releases QM 2.9-3

QM release 2.9-3 is now available for download from the OpenQM web site.

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Release Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

QM release 2.9-3 is now available for download from the OpenQM web site.

This release adds support for the PowerPC variant of the IBM RS6000 under AIX.

This release introduces distributed files that provide a view of multiple separate hashed files as though they were a single file. Uses of distributed files include improved query performance by working with a reduced data set, load balancing over multiple disks, avoiding operating system file size limits and geographical separation of data over multiple servers.

This release extends date and time handling to include support for applications that operate across multiple time zones. The QM Basic EPOCH() function can be used to return the current date and time in time zone independent epoch form. The E conversion code can be used to convert this to external form and vice versa. The time zone used by the E conversion is determined by the TIMEZOME private configuration parameter that may be updated for an individual QM session using the CONFIG command or the QM Basic SET.TIMEZONE statement. The default time zone is taken from the operating system TZ environment variable. As part of this development, the D conversion code has been extended to support two ISO 8601 date formats. There are several functions to convert between epoch values and traditional multivalue date/time values. Note that epoch handling is only fully supported in the Linux, FreeBSD and Mac versions of QM . AIX provides partial support. Windows support of time zones is very limited and cannot provide the full functionality of other platforms.

Where both ends of the connection support it, QMClient and QM Net now encrypt network traffic. As a consequence of this change, the qmclilib.o object module previously released on Linux, FreeBSD and Mac has been replaced with the libqmclient.a library. The only change required in non-Windows QMClient applications is to use this new library in place of the old qmclilib.o when linking the program. Existing programs will continue to run but will not encrypt network traffic.

More updates and features available at http://www.openqm.com


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About Ladybridge Systems Ltd

Ladybridge Systems was founded in 1992 by former Prime Computer personnel and is headquartered in Hardingstone, Northampton, England. The primary activity of the company is the OpenQM multivalue database for which Zumasys were appointed as worldwide sales and marketing partner in January 2015. Ladybridge Systems also provide training, consultancy, development, and maintenance services to MultiValue databases in the UK and worldwide. Ladybridge Systems remains a small privately owned company, offering a personal level of service to clients around the world.

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

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

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