Jul/Aug 2015

Business Tech: Crazy People

The world demands synergy between business and technology, but the conversations between the two sides are often shouted across a gulf chocked full of misunderstanding. In the process, both parties sound crazy to each other until a commonality can be found. Chuck talks about how to address these issues and suggestions on how to find the commonalities so you no longer sound like “All those Crazy People”.

Business Intelligence in the MultiValue Community

Business Intelligence is certainly not a new concept. It has been utilized by businesses for almost two decades. Due to the lack of native support for the non-first normal form database structures, it has not been an easy journey for the MultiValue community to adopt most Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. As a result, some MultiValue application providers have taken the strategic approach of using various ETL (extract, transact and load) processes to migrate the MV application data into a relational data warehouse or data mart. The end user community then performs their analysis on this derived data source. Dorien Gardner discusses other solutions and means to access MultiValue Business Intelligence without remapping into non-MultiValue database.

Roll Your Own (Highly Experimental) MultiValue Database — Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we laid the groundwork. In Part 2 we will take a look at some basic file transaction functions. A database isn't a database if you can't CRUD(Create, Read, Update, Delete) it up.

Rolling Your Own MultiValue Web Connector - Part 1

In case you have been asleep the last few years, let us fill you in on some important news. The Web has taken over. In order to meet your customers' demands and stay competitive, the data in your MultiValuebased applications must be accessible by Web technologies. While there are a number of fine products in the MultiValue world to allow you to do this, if you are willing to get your hands dirty with a little bit of programming, you can accomplish a lot of this with tools readily available to you as open source.