ONware Adds PostgreSQL to its List of Supported Databases.
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.