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Hilton Doubletree Location Map

Hilton Doubletree Location Map

It is now only a week or so away from the Revelation User Group Meeting in London.  I’d like to take this opportunity to remind those of you in Europe that have not registered, that this is the main Revelation UK event that enables OpenInsight developers and users to find out about where Revelation are now, their plans for the future and also, on this occasion, all about where we are with the forthcoming OpenInsight 10.

The final agenda is being put to bed over the next few days.  Unlike previous years, we are trying to hit a moving target and incorporate as much of what we can physically show as possible with regards to OpenInsight 10.  Please watch the blog for information as it is finalised.

However, for those of you eager for more details the general plan is:

  1. We will meet at the Hilton Doubletree in Ealing London from 9.30am.  There will be some refreshments available and we plan to start the formal presentations at 10.00am.
  2. The morning sessions will be punctuated by one break, leading to lunch and then another break mid-afternoon.  Lunch will be served in the hotel’s restaurant.
  3. We aim to complete the formal sessions at about 4.30pm and we will need to have vacated the meeting room no later than 5.00pm.
  4. I hope that the sessions will cover; The state of the company, The OpenInsight 10 project, Connectivity (Couchbase, etc.) and maybe one or two other things.

The map above shows the location of the two best underground stations for the venue.  The hotel is marked in the orange box and the two underground stations in the blue boxes.  The Hilton does have parking on site but it can be limited and there is a charge.  Please check with the hotel direct for future details.

The Hilton Doubletree’s details are:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Ealing

2-8 Hanger Lane, Ealing, W5 3HN.
TEL: +44-208-8968400
FAX: 44-208-8968488

Hilton Doubletree’s Website


Revelation software Conference 2015

Revelation software Conference 2015

If you are working with OpenInsight (as an end user or a developer) or one of the other leading MultiValue database technologies, you’ll want to know what is happening with OI 10.  The changes are going to be far reaching, they are going to revolutionise your interface and there will be something for end user, developers and anyone needing to get a little more from their Multivalue based system.

The first date for your diary is Tuesday 23rd September 2014.  RevUK will be hosting their next Revelation User Group (RUG) meeting at the Hilton Doubletree in Ealing, London.  The agenda will be largely about catching up on what has been going on at Revelation since we last met and mainly the forthcoming OpenInsight 10 release.  As always, this will be your ideal opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other OpenInsight developers and users and to put your questions and needs from the product direct to Mike Ruane (President and CEO of Revelation Software) who will be over from New Jersey, USA and also to the RevUK team.  Please email Martyn for further details and to register your place on this key Revelation EMEA event.

Whilst the RevUK RUG will be an update on the project thus far, the main event will be the main Revelation Software Users Conference.  This will be held on 24th to the 27th March 2015 and it will be hosted in Houston, Texas, USA.  The actual venue will be announced a little later, but please contact Martyn if you are in the EMEA region and you wish to register your interest in attending, or info@revelation.com if you are in any other region.

The world conference will the optimal event to learn all about the new version of OpenInsight.  With Houston being OpenInsight 10’s official debut, there are bound to be highly informative  break out sessions for developers and end users that should enable you to claim this invaluable event against your training budget.

So, please put the following dates in your diary and avoid missing these two key dates in the Revelation EMEA calendar:

  • 23rd September 2014 – RevUK RUG Meeting, Ealing, London, UK.
  • 27th March 2015 – RevUS World Conference, Houston, Texas, USA.

 

SRP Sketch Control


SRP Sketch

SRP Sketch

SRP have recently announced the official release of their new Sketch Control.  Once implemented into an OpenInsight application by an OpenInsight developer, this is a utility control that enables users to sketch a diagram right in their applications.  This utility makes is really easy for users to create a diagram to clearly and better illustrate something using some basic shapes, labels and icons.

Please click here for more information on SRPs blog.

Tech Tips


Did you know…

That the INET Configuration form allows you to configure defaults, handlers, and allowed routines for RUN_OECGI_REQUEST.

When using RUN_OECGI_REQUEST as the “listener” routine for handling web requests, you can configure various routines to check security, handle errors, and do any post-processing. In addition, you can specify which INET routines should be processed.

The INET Configuration form can be accessed from the Application Manager, Tools, INET Configuration.

READ ON…


It should come as no surprise to most of my readers that the development continues at a strong pace on OpenInsight 10.  Many of you will be watching Carl’s blog on the project, but as a reminder please check out the blog for a behind the scenes look at some of the new features to be incorporated with OpenInsight version 10.


"DBTA 100” list of companies that matter most in data.

Revelation Software have been named in the “DBTA 100 – The companies that matter most in data” for 2014.

In the June 2, 2014 issue, Database Trends and Applications magazine introduces the second annual “DBTA 100” list of companies that matter most in data. Data management challenges and opportunities have intensified over the past year. Big data continues to impact organizations as they seek to extract value from the large quantities of data flowing in from traditional and newer sources social media sites, blogs, sensors, meters, and transactional systems, to name just a few. Separately, although related, massive data growth has continued to put pressure on IT resources and budgets.

The confluence of trends affecting data growth and management was underscored by a recent study of 322 data managers and professionals conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. The “Achieving Enterprise Data Performance: 2013 IOUG Database Growth Survey,” sponsored by Oracle, found that for many organizations data growth is in double digit ranges. In the survey, 41% of respondents reported a growth rate of more than 25% a year, and 17% of respondents reported a whopping growth rate of more than 50%.

There is the promise of big data—with its associated volume, variety, and velocity—but also just gross data growth —with data being duplicated for use by analytics platforms and tools, and for business protection backup and recovery, among other reasons. According to the survey, data is duplicated three or more times, providing a multiplying effect to data growth. Further exacerbating the situation, many companies retain data well beyond the 7-year legal requirement to meet compliance requirements, or in case of litigation.

While all this data is often described as a treasure trove, the reality is that there are challenges associated with efficiently and cost-effectively capturing, mining, storing, and securing it, while achieving necessary performance levels, and adhering to regulatory and internal company mandates. Increases in data variety, concerns about database performance, and the need to control data management costs were some of the main concerns expressed by survey respondents as a result of this data growth.

The sign post for many companies on the road to becoming a data-driven enterprise is “Under Construction.” Understanding the potential value as well as the hurdles presented by the proliferation of structured and unstructured information, IT companies are seeking to provide effective management, integration, and analysis techniques that will support the rapid delivery of information when it is needed, and in the way users want to consume it. Innovative open source and proprietary approaches are coming from well established vendors and newer companies. NewSQL, and NoSQL (Not Only SQL) databases—including Key-Value, Graph, Column, and Document—as well as Hardtop distributions and related projects that provide enterprise features—are gaining ground. MultiValue technology(sometimes called the fifth NoSQL database) products as well are expanding with new integration sand capabilities. And, addressing the trend toward BYOD (bring your own device), organizations are seeking to provide greater security and options for multiplatform development. In addition, cloud approaches are increasingly providing the agility and efficiency demanded by the enterprise. Read on…

SRP ActiveX Controls 3.1.1


For those of you who are using, or interested in exploring, ActiveX controls with OpenInsight, SRP have just announced the release of their latest SRP ActiveX Controls.  This new release is badged as version 3.1.1 and you can find out full details about the release on their website here.


Please be advised that Revelation Software UK will be closed on Friday 18th and Monday 21st April 2014 for the Easter bank holiday weekend.

I will personally be watching my email over the weekend (from time to time) and I would request that you drop me an email for anything urgent.  However, not being technical, I will not be able to assist quickly for any technical issues, but I will do what I can.


As you will no doubt be aware by now, some of the highlights of the forthcoming OpenInsight 10 release include the Cloud Based Base Filing System (CBBFS) that will initially support Couchbase in the cloud, support for GIT, and OpenInsight’s new Authorisation Module (OAM). Mike covered all of these new technologies in detail during his Australia and New Zealand road trip and we will have to wait until September to see these new technologies in action here in London.

However, for those of you who cannot wait and who need just a little more information, Mike has kindly let me have his presentations to share with you. These include slides that touch on what the technologies are, what they do for OpenInsight developers and how they work in OpenInsight. The presentations include a number of screenshots and then Mike went into live demos of the technologies.

We cannot replicate those demos in the presentations, so please drop me an email to reserve your place on the EMEA RUG in London on the 23rd of September to learn more and to request a copy of the presentations, which I will email to you by return of email (or as soon as possible).


Mike’s recent visit to Australia and New Zealand has really raised the OpenInsight 10 profile and some of the amazing things that Revelation will be delivering within that new version early in 2015.  He’ll be over here in London for the EMEA region’s leg of his world tour this year, so please put Tuesday 23rd September in your diary today.

Mike will be at the Hilton Doubletree hotel in Ealing, London on the 23rd September to headline our next Revelation User Group (RUG) meeting.  He’ll be talking about all the good things in OI 10, updating us on where the company is at that time and further plans for the future – the usual popular agenda.  But, it will be OI10 that will steal the show and I’m also hoping to have Carl Pates at the RUG to talk about his work on the OI 10 presentation layer, which is seeing some huge, dramatic and quite wonderful changes.

Please drop me an email to register your interest for the RevUK RUG on the 23rd September.

Mike will be flying into London on the Monday and he’ll be free to visit people on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning if not too far from London.  I already have some meeting pencilled in, so please get in touch as quickly as possible if you wish Mike to address your development team whilst over here and to discuss business matters with your management team and your future requirements from OI.

For those of you that cannot wait to learn more about the new release and the highlights of what Mike was saying whilst in Australia and New Zealand recently, please checkout the trips wrap here.

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