DBTA – MV Vendors Look to the Role of MV in the Future


1P7A8552Database Trends and Applications have just published a new article that looks at the role of MultiValue technologies in the future.

Author Stephanie Simone, talks to six of the key leaders in the MultiValue community to get their viewpoint on the future of our great technologies into the future.

Here is what Mike Ruane, President and CEO, Revelation Software had to say on the subject.

“At Revelation Software, we are incorporating features, capabilities, and integrations into OpenInsight (our MultiValue database development environment) to address the challenges of evolving data environments.

We are providing MV developers with a browser-based rapid application development tool that lets them generate responsive forms, reports, and dashboards, and we are supporting the “develop once and deploy to the desktop, tablet, or a mobile device” design philosophy.

With a development environment that tightly integrates with the Git source code management system, we offer an environment that allows for collaborative development teams as well as source code management.

Moreover, our database development environment seamlessly integrates with cloud databases. Building applications that utilize NoSQL cloud-based data storage allows us to support large numbers of concurrent users, deliver highly responsive experiences to a globally distributed base of users, provide high availability, and also handle semi-structured and unstructured data.

Enhancing usability, OpenInsight offers a development user interface within MV that is similar to what developers outside the MV world are accustomed to, provides a database environment that utilizes industry-standard AES encryption and policies, and enables end users who work with MV data stores to view their data in today’s BYOD world.”

Your can view the entire article on DBTA’s website here.

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From small acorns, grow great solutions.


ardbrookmyeeeArdbrook’s myESS has gone mobile and it’s providing users with a smart way to access their payslips.

Sometime ago, I sat and wrote a proof of concept application over a weekend.  I needed to learn a little more about O4W and as usual I wanted something real to work on, it is so much more rewarding than simply working through a quick start guide and it has you thinking outside of the box at times.  The task of choice on this occasion was an Employee Self Service system using Ardbrook’s largely desktop based payroll system.

The guys at Ardbrook kindly sent me a copy of the system and some test data and I set to work.  I needed a little help from RevUS to create a formatted report using OIPI which would hook into O4W, but the proof of concept quickly came together and I arranged an on-line demo for Ardbrook with no real expectations.

A short while after the demo, I was on a plane over to Ireland and to talk about the proof of concept in more detail.  Long story short, Bill and the team took what I started, extended it and fully commercialised it.  It is now becoming a raving hit and doing very well indeed.

Jump forward to this morning and into my inbox pops an email from Ardbrook and a link to their latest YouTube video and a demo of their true mobile solution.  I knew that it was coming and they were running the application as an Android application on Android phones and that an iPhone application was following, but this video shows that application in all of its glory.

The  video shows the application working on a mobile phone and it looks really nice.  It is slick and easy to use whilst providing users with exactly what they want to see in one of the most convenient places.  No wonder staff from some of the largest IT companies in the world are choosing to use this new offering from Ardbrook.

Click here to see the video.
Click here to find out more about Ardbrook.

DirectLine Mobile by Megamation Systems


O4W is fast becoming the tool of choice for OpenInsight developers who need to extend their applications to the web.  These solutions consist of full desktop browser based solutions, through to solutions for small handheld devices like smart phones.

Megamation Systems  have used O4w to create a solution for such devices and Revelation have recently published some images of the handheld solution.  This is a great example of how O4w can be used to address a modern business need. You can view the example screens by clicking here.