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New Features Announced for jBASE 5.5

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Release Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016

jBASE 5.5 will be the first major production release since Zumasys purchased jBASE in 2015. Set to release in early April, version 5.5 will include the following new features.

SYSTEM MANAGER

jBASE System Manager provides graphical access to important system administration data, which is historically trapped at the command line of your Pick system. Now you can easily configure and monitor backup jobs with hashfile verification; enjoy built-in visualization of system performance; enable alerting around critical system processes; and monitor license usage. With System Manager, you can even add licenses on the fly, without having to do a system restart. Keep track of key data, critical processes, and license usage with jBASE System Manager.

INTEGRATED jRCS

jBASE 5.5 also includes our powerful Remove Communication Services at no additional cost. With JRCS, new hires can choose their favorite development tools and languages and directly access your MultiValue apps and data. It's a practical approach that preserves and leverages your proven apps and data while allowing new development in virtually any language or framework.

AUDIT LOGGING

Protecting the data in your MultiValue system has never been more important and now you can do it for free with jBASE 5.5. An integrated feature of the new release of jBASE, Audit Logging allows you to create an audit trail of activity on chosen application files. It's easy to setup and administer and adds very little overhead to the running of your system. Best of all, it's free and it gives you the flexibility and feature richness so that it can be customized to meet your unique requirements.

CASE INSENSITIVITY

Migrating to jBASE just became easier. jBASE now supports case-insensitive applications. You can run files, queries, and commands by simply turning on the jBASE case-insensitive switch.

SPOOL2PDF

jBASE 5.5 includes a framework for spooling print jobs to nearly anything. Popular targets include pdf, email and web services but virtually any conceivable target is possible. The framework allows for your user written code to be called during the spooling process to filter, extend and transform spooled output and to deliver it to nearly any target. With this new feature, it is now simple to add exciting new capabilities to your applications without modifying the underlying application code.

SIMPLE INSTALLERS

You can install and configure jBASE 5.5 in just a couple of clicks. New migration tools are also available to help you easily import your existing MultiValue system. Click, install, and you're done!

 

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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 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

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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