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Greg Cooper Joins Zumasys as Chief Database Architect

Industry veteran and original co-author of jBASE to lead UK development

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Release Date: Monday, February 01, 2016

Zumasys announced today that it has hired Greg Cooper to lead its jBASE development team. jBASE is a powerful database solution that preserves MultiValue programs by converting them to C, allowing them to natively interact with underlying operating systems and to store data in mainstream environments such as SQL, Oracle and DB2.

After spending the early part of his career at McDonnell Douglas working on Reality (native Assembler), Cooper became one of the first two employees of jBASE in 1989. Over the following decade he co-authored jBASE, taking it from an idea to an enterprise-grade platform, creating many of its current features, including the runtime, backups, journaling, language support and more. Part of the early success of the company was Cooper's ability to deliver the unique, first-in-the-industry, high quality functionality. With his involvement, the company became renowned for the best support in the market which contributed significantly to the growth and success of jBASE, which is used by more than 300,000 users worldwide today.

"Greg's history as one of the original developers of jBASE brings a new level of depth and expertise to Zumasys and we are thrilled to have him onboard," says Andy Takacs, Chief Technology Officer for Zumasys. "You can feel the level of passion Greg has coming 'home' to jBASE where he invested so much passion and energy in the early days. To be able to start anew with a fresh perspective around Cloud and SaaS is going to be invaluable for the future of this important database technology."

Cooper brings over 30 years of engineering and industry expertise to Zumasys, most recently with InterSystems where he worked on Caché advanced database management system and rapid application development environment tools.
"We are excited to see Zumasys continue to invest in the success of jBASE and we look forward to working with Greg Cooper again," says R. Fred Houston, President and CEO of the Columbia Ultimate Family of Companies. "As one of the largest jBASE resellers, Columbia Ultimate is committed to the technology and we are excited by the growing momentum."

Cooper is based out of Nottingham, England where he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. Hobbies include skiing, music and watching movies, especially those featuring Austin Powers' calorie-challenged arch nemesis.

 

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About Zumasys, Inc

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.

In 2014, Zumasys acquired a string of MultiValue software technologies including:

  • AccuTerm - The leading Windows/Mobile connectivity solution for the Pick Market with more than 16,000 customers worldwide. Pete Schellenbach is now Zumasys' Director of Product Development.
  • MultiValue Dashboard - Originally developed by The Nerdery and re-launched in 2014, MultiValue Dashboard allows you to quickly and easily build web-based dashboards using traditional Pick programming methods.
  • OpenQM - Zumasys announced an Exclusive Worldwide Distribution and domestic support/maintenance arrangement for OpenQM, a cost-effective, efficient, high-performance database to run Pick applications.
  • jBASE - Zumasys acquired jBASE database from Temenos, based in Geneva Switzerland. Its contemporary architecture allows Pick-based applications to natively interact with the underlying Windows or Unix operating system, and store data in SQL Server, Oracle and the cloud.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.zumasys.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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