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jBASE Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation

jBASE International, a member of the Mpower1 Group of Companies, announces the 25th anniversary of the launch of its platform independent database management system: jBASE.

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Phoenix 2019 - April 8th-11th
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Release Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014

Founded March 6, 1989, jBASE was designed from the ground up to be an open database product that would bring the strengths of not only multiple platform, but also multiple database access into the mainstream computing market. By means of an innovative open and published interface (jBASE External Device Interface, jEDI), customers are able to achieve seamless integration with foreign databases. This means that any jBASE developed application can read and write to whichever database is required for data storage such as the native jBASE database but also Oracle, DB2 and others - a first in the industry.

Under the covers jBASE is very different from other MultiValue implementations. The biggest difference is that jBASE does not use a Virtual Machine - it executes directly upon the base operating system. When compiled, a jBC (BASIC) routine is simply a piece of executable code that can be called from any other piece of executable code capable of calling external routines - Java, VB.NET, C or C++ or any preferred IDE. Programs written using jBASE BASIC can be deployed on any supported operating system with any supported database using the jEDI.

Not only was jBASE the industry's first, database-independent solution, it was also the first to be available across all popular, commercially viable platforms. Today, jBASE runs on all of the most widely used hardware and operating systems, with the inherent ability to port to different platforms designed into the product in the very early stages.

"Powerful tools and a powerful database, together with truly open middleware means that, should you decide on jBASE for your application, you can rest assured in the knowledge that your investment is protected," says Bob Markowitz, jBASE Sales. "Your data can be stored in jBASE or any RDBMS or file system you require. Whatever the skill set of the developers in your organization, whichever technology you need to use, you can develop using jBASE and grow your applications exponentially using any of today's latest technologies while still retaining all of the unique functionality provided by the MultiValue database model."

In 1999, Temenos Group AG, a Switzerland-based banking software house and jBASE VAR, acquired jBASE Software and began to fund research and development on a scale previously unachievable in jBASE's history. When Mpower1 International forged a partnership with Temenos and attained the worldwide support, distribution and non Temenos banking application sector rights to the full jBASE product set in 2002, jBASE MultiValue core product development continued and remains today at Temenos with a dedicated jBASE development department in its own R&D organization.

Collectively, Mpower1, jBASE International and Temenos have an experienced team of over 40 personnel addressing all aspects of the jBASE business and have ensured that product development and quality assurance through to sales and post sales support are strengthened going forward. In addition to this, jBASE International's distributor network spans the globe and is expanding in many areas including Australia, Europe and Japan.

In the last twelve years, Mpower1 has created a solid worldwide presence bringing a number of new, innovative MultiValue products to market and expanding its operations into the .NET development environment with particular focus on customers that wish to embrace MultiValue and .NET and mobile technologies.


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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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