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jBASE International Announces Support for Windows 8

jBASE International announces full support for Windows 8 in the latest release of its 64-bit, multi-dimensional database - jBASE 5.2. Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system's user interface, many of which center around improving the user's experience on tablets and other touchscreen devices.

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Release Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012

jBASE International, a member of the Mpower1 group of MultiValue companies, announces full support for Windows 8 in the latest release of its 64-bit, multi-dimensional database - jBASE 5.2. Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system's user interface, many of which center around improving the user's experience on tablets and other touchscreen devices.

"Windows 8 represents a fundamental shift in the way Windows works," explains Pete Loveless, CEO of jBASE International. "It not only provides the traditional Windows desktop environment, but also a new user interface which is there primarily to support Windows applications running on mobile tablet devices. This dual environment bridges the gap between personal computers and fast-growing mobile devices and is already starting to have a major impact on the adoption of tablets within business."

Since its inception, jBASE has been committed to providing platform independent software. Today, it will run on most commercially viable hardware and operating system platforms, including virtual and cloud based systems, with an inherent ability to move to different platforms designed into the product in the very early stages. "Windows 8 has the potential to be a real game changer in the application development landscape," continues Loveless. "jBASE International's support for Windows 8 will allow developers to expand on all of the unique functionality provided by the most architecturally open and flexible MultiValue database model, jBASE 5.2, and addresses the evolving needs and expectations of users and customers for desktop and new mobile device application delivery."

Along with price freezes on licenses, jBASE offers free upgrades, discount options on migrations from other MultiValue platforms and flexible payment plans. jBASE 5.2 is available with either license purchase and annual support or by flexible subscription licensing models to meet the different business needs of end user and VAR customers.

 

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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 jBASE / Zumasys, Inc

In January 2015, Zumasys, a leading provider of cloud computing solutions for business-critical software applications and ERP systems, announced that it had completed the acquisition of the jBASE database from Temenos, based in Geneva Switzerland.

jBASE is a world class Database Management System comprising development tools, middleware and a multi-dimensional database. jBASE takes the best points of the relational database model and adds to it several significant benefits including ease of use, superb performance, small footprint and all the rich MultiValue features, making it ideally suited to all business uses from the Internet to OLAP to transactional applications. The architecture is uniquely designed to allow all and any application development tools and backend databases to form part of a jBASE solution.

jBASE has an impressive installed base spread across 70+ countries worldwide in almost every facet of daily life including Banks, Retailers, Healthcare, Government and General Commerce. Over 300,000 users and 8000 businesses around the world rely on jBASE for mission critical information management.

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

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/​

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