Coupled with PostgreSQL, ONware enables existing MultiValue applications to reap the benefits of a thriving development community along with the most cost effective open source database platform available.
PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows. It has the same features available with Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL, and is widely regarded as the world's most advanced open-source database. ONware now offers the ability to use PostgreSQL as a database system for applications developed for U2, D3, MVON and other MultiValue and PICK database environments. "We are very excited about the synergy between these two powerful environments. ONware with PostgreSQL is a terrific, low-cost solution for end users and ISVs looking to remain competitive in a marketplace where relational databases are becoming more and more prominent." according to Tim Spells, President of the ONware distributor ONsystex.
The source code for PostgreSQL is available under the most liberal open source license: the BSD license. This license gives MultiValue Value Added Resellers the freedom to use, modify and distribute Postgres in any form they desire with their application. Any modifications, enhancements, or changes the VAR makes are theirs to do with as they please. As such, Postgres is not only a powerful database system capable of running the enterprise; it is a development platform upon which to develop in-house, web, or commercial software products that require a capable RDBMS.
ONgroup's mission is to help organizations maintain their investment in mission critical business systems. Whether business systems are scheduled for development today or are the proven, mature and stable applications developed over the past decades, our goal is to allow them to be executed on recognized, standard platforms such as Oracle, Microsoft and IBM. ONgroup provides transition to these platforms without disruption to the daily operation of the organization.
ONgroup is helping clients worldwide reach significant IT goals with low risk programs for seamless migration to relational platforms and integration with standard packages such as PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Oracle Financials. Oracle has recognized ONgroup's unique knowledge of both the MultiValue and Relational software development markets—ONgroup is Oracle's only certified partner providing migration and integration tools and services for the MultiValue market sector. ONgroup is also an IBM Business Partner and Microsoft Certified Partner.
ONgroup's solutions are currently being used by clients such as Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and CitiGroup's CitiBank and Salomon Smith Barney divisions to run their business systems, developed on a MultiValue platform, directly on Oracle Server. Other companies such as New York State Parks have used ONgroup's solutions to migrate their MultiValue business systems to SQL Server.
ONgroup's proven methodologies have taken our customers from legacy to standard Relational in months versus years and at a saving of millions of dollars. ONgroup's solutions allow your company to get value out of current technical resources, while at the same time allowing new applications and new skill sets to be acquired in the world of Oracle and other relational platforms. ONgroup's solutions will save you time—the complete conversion timeline is a fraction of what it takes to re-write or purchase and make modifications to a package developed by a "verticals" vendor.
ONware is software that opens the door to a wide variety of
technology types, such as MultiValue, Object and Relational. ONware
offers an API (Application Program Interface) that emulates U2, D3
and other MultiValue and Pick type environments. ONware includes a
MultiValue environment that separates the application from
dependency on a specific type of database system. The application
is the application; the data is only data. ONware protects the integrity of the MultiValue application objects, allowing data to be stored in the database that best fits each organizations needs.