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 Thursday, Feb 28th, 2013 Meeting at Dave and Busters - Arlington, Tx Minimize

By the year 2015, industry analysts say cloud computing will represent a $150 billion industry. More than 30% of IT budgets will be moved from traditional applications and infrastructures to cloud computing.

On February 28th, join Mark Pick of Pick Cloud, Inc. at the TEXMUG meeting to find out how MultiValue can play in the cloud. Learn how you can extend your MultiValue investment. No more purchasing hardware or hardware maintenance, no downtime due to power outages or hardware failures, no capacity planning. No more worrying about file-saves or backups. Your system is guaranteed to be up 99.9999% of the time. Putting your PICK system into the cloud translates into no worries. Put your focus back where it belongs – on your business.

Ever ask yourself these questions:
 

  • What happens if my system goes down?
  • Can my business withstand the downtime and loss of earnings?
  • Do I want to handle all the system administration tasks associated with owning hardware?
  • Do I want to put all the upfront investment in purchasing new hardware when my old hardware needs replaced?
  • Learn more about Capital expenditures (CAPEX) versus Operating expenditure (OPEX.)

Get these questions answered and more!

In addition, last fall Pick Cloud, Inc. polled the MultiValue community to gather their thoughts on MultiValue in the cloud. At this meeting, the results of that survey will be shared with the TEXMUG attendees.


By the year 2015, industry analysts say cloud computing will represent a $150 billion industry. More than 30% of IT budgets will be moved from traditional applications and infrastructures to cloud computing.

On February 28th, join Mark Pick of Pick Cloud, Inc. at the TEXMUG meeting to find out how MultiValue can play in the cloud. Learn how you can extend your MultiValue investment. No more purchasing hardware or hardware maintenance, no downtime due to power outages or hardware failures, no capacity planning. No more worrying about file-saves or backups. Your system is guaranteed to be up 99.9999% of the time. Putting your PICK system into the cloud translates into no worries. Put your focus back where it belongs – on your business.

Ever ask yourself these questions:
 

  • What happens if my system goes down?
  • Can my business withstand the downtime and loss of earnings?
  • Do I want to handle all the system administration tasks associated with owning hardware?
  • Do I want to put all the upfront investment in purchasing new hardware when my old hardware needs replaced?
  • Learn more about Capital expenditures (CAPEX) versus Operating expenditure (OPEX.)

Get these questions answered and more!

In addition, last fall Pick Cloud, Inc. polled the MultiValue community to gather their thoughts on MultiValue in the cloud. At this meeting, the results of that survey will be shared with the TEXMUG attendees.


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 Thursday, Feb 23th, 2012 Meeting at Off-The-Grid in Dallas Minimize

Rocket Software will present a demostration of the DataVu product, their “new” Visual Reporting and Visual Dashboard tool. Did you know that you can actually store image, sound, etc. data in U2 files (rather than just having links from the U2 files to locations of these other items).  This will be discussed in depth along with a demostration that all are promised to enjoy.  Attendees will also have time for questions and answers from Rocket Software personnel.

U2 continues to lead the MultiValue marketplace in current licenses.  As the dominant database vendor in our marketplace many of our members are running on U2 databases (Universe/Unidata).

DOOR PRIZES - DOOR PRIZES - DOOR PRIZES!!!
Rocket Software will provide a $500 off coupon for U2 University to be held May 8th-12th in Denver, CO.

In addition to the door prize Rocket Software will also sponsor our supper for the evening. The TEXMUG board has promised to provide an out of the ordinary menu with a Texas/Mexican (a.k.a. TexMes in these parts) flair!

Get your free ticket now on our R.S.V.P. page.

 

Rocket Software will present a demostration of the DataVu product, their “new” Visual Reporting and Visual Dashboard tool. Did you know that you can actually store image, sound, etc. data in U2 files (rather than just having links from the U2 files to locations of these other items).  This will be discussed in depth along with a demostration that all are promised to enjoy.  Attendees will also have time for questions and answers from Rocket Software personnel.

U2 continues to lead the MultiValue marketplace in current licenses.  As the dominant database vendor in our marketplace many of our members are running on U2 databases (Universe/Unidata).

DOOR PRIZES - DOOR PRIZES - DOOR PRIZES!!!
Rocket Software will provide a $500 off coupon for U2 University to be held May 8th-12th in Denver, CO.

In addition to the door prize Rocket Software will also sponsor our supper for the evening. The TEXMUG board has promised to provide an out of the ordinary menu with a Texas/Mexican (a.k.a. TexMes in these parts) flair!

Get your free ticket now on our R.S.V.P. page.

 

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 Thursday, Nov 10th, 2011 Meeting at Off-The-Grid in Dallas Minimize

The focus for this meeting is communicating with external web services from within Multi-Value databases. This will include a demo of sending MV data to XML documents, and will provide a summary of relevant XML and web services concepts. There are numerous middle-ware packages available to make calls IN to MV databases, however, this session will focus on calls OUT to other services, including the use of SOAP, HTTP, or Sockets.

Other short member-led presentations may be added. The member led discussions, where colleagues present recent projects or new technologies they have employed, are often the favorite sessions of the year.

Please join other MV colleagues for a night of networking, personal sharpening, and pizza and beverages. Visitwww.texmug.org  for more info or to RSVP.

Who should attend: CIO's, Developers, Integrators, Consultants. Multi-value 'newbies' always welcomed.

Pizza and beverages will be available for $7 at the door.


 We had a great meeting with time for networking and pizza as well as several presentations from TEXMUG group members of live projects that utilize web services, XML and Excel integration.  The presenters and presentations follow:

Bruce Holt & Raul Dominguez - Nieman Marcus - Overview of Web Services and how they are being used at Nieman Marcus

Web Services Definitions (Powerpoint Presentation)

RESTful Web Services Description (PDF Document)

Rocket Software Evolution of U2 Presentation - Webinar (Powerpiont presentation)

 

Randy Gill- Mouser Electronics - randy.gill@mouser.com

Consuming Web Services from your MultiValue System (Powerpoint Presentation)

 

David McGehee - DCS Information Systems

XML & Excel Integration

 

Bobby Worley - DesignBais Application Project Definition

 

Additional information on these topics was provided by Tony Gravagno of Nebula R&D who was not able to attend our meeting.  Tony has produced a tutorial for creating a web service.  This can be found on his website at http://nebula-rnd.com/products/gallery.htm.  From this page select the web services tutorial.  Nebula R&D also has a forthcoming product that will generate web services from subroutines in your MultiValue environment.  Please contact Nebula R&D for additional information.

Nebula also offers to products for dealing with Excel, NebulaXLite, NebulaXPlus and NebulaXChange.  More information on these is available on the Nebula R&D at the following URLs:

http://nebula-rnd.com/products/xlite.htm

http://nebula-rnd.com/blog/tech/mv/2011/08/xplus2.html

http://nebula-rnd.com/blog/tech/2009/03/xchange-intro1.html

 

 

The focus for this meeting is communicating with external web services from within Multi-Value databases. This will include a demo of sending MV data to XML documents, and will provide a summary of relevant XML and web services concepts. There are numerous middle-ware packages available to make calls IN to MV databases, however, this session will focus on calls OUT to other services, including the use of SOAP, HTTP, or Sockets.

Other short member-led presentations may be added. The member led discussions, where colleagues present recent projects or new technologies they have employed, are often the favorite sessions of the year.

Please join other MV colleagues for a night of networking, personal sharpening, and pizza and beverages. Visitwww.texmug.org  for more info or to RSVP.

Who should attend: CIO's, Developers, Integrators, Consultants. Multi-value 'newbies' always welcomed.

Pizza and beverages will be available for $7 at the door.


 We had a great meeting with time for networking and pizza as well as several presentations from TEXMUG group members of live projects that utilize web services, XML and Excel integration.  The presenters and presentations follow:

Bruce Holt & Raul Dominguez - Nieman Marcus - Overview of Web Services and how they are being used at Nieman Marcus

Web Services Definitions (Powerpoint Presentation)

RESTful Web Services Description (PDF Document)

Rocket Software Evolution of U2 Presentation - Webinar (Powerpiont presentation)

 

Randy Gill- Mouser Electronics - randy.gill@mouser.com

Consuming Web Services from your MultiValue System (Powerpoint Presentation)

 

David McGehee - DCS Information Systems

XML & Excel Integration

 

Bobby Worley - DesignBais Application Project Definition

 

Additional information on these topics was provided by Tony Gravagno of Nebula R&D who was not able to attend our meeting.  Tony has produced a tutorial for creating a web service.  This can be found on his website at http://nebula-rnd.com/products/gallery.htm.  From this page select the web services tutorial.  Nebula R&D also has a forthcoming product that will generate web services from subroutines in your MultiValue environment.  Please contact Nebula R&D for additional information.

Nebula also offers to products for dealing with Excel, NebulaXLite, NebulaXPlus and NebulaXChange.  More information on these is available on the Nebula R&D at the following URLs:

http://nebula-rnd.com/products/xlite.htm

http://nebula-rnd.com/blog/tech/mv/2011/08/xplus2.html

http://nebula-rnd.com/blog/tech/2009/03/xchange-intro1.html

 

 

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 Thursday, July 28th, 2011 Meeting at Party-Off-The-Grid in Dallas Minimize

Bring your laptops for a hands-on session of MultiValue on Caché.

 

Lee Burstein, Product Manager, and Rich Taylor, Sales Engineer, will present an overview, demonstration and hands-on exercises showing a MultiValue application running on the Caché database while taking advantage of built in Caché features.

 

The evening will start with an overview of Caché and Ensemble (InterSystems integration engine) architecture emphasizing how MultiValue is natively supported. A demonstration of a legacy MultiValue functionality running on Caché will follow along with a quick peek at how data is stored, SQL, Objects and Web development.

 

During dinner, participants will have the opportunity to load Caché onto their laptops for the hands-on portion of the evening.

 

After dinner, class definitions for MultiValue files will be examined and used. The Caché Studio IDE will be used for MVBasic code as well as class definitions. Participants will write class methods using MVBasic, create a web service in MVBasic, work with objects in MVBasic and use additional error handling features in MVBasic. Using the Caché ODBC driver, MutliValue data will be examined using an SQL client application.

Pizza and tea/soda will be provided by Intersystems.

Bring your laptops for a hands-on session of MultiValue on Caché.

 

Lee Burstein, Product Manager, and Rich Taylor, Sales Engineer, will present an overview, demonstration and hands-on exercises showing a MultiValue application running on the Caché database while taking advantage of built in Caché features.

 

The evening will start with an overview of Caché and Ensemble (InterSystems integration engine) architecture emphasizing how MultiValue is natively supported. A demonstration of a legacy MultiValue functionality running on Caché will follow along with a quick peek at how data is stored, SQL, Objects and Web development.

 

During dinner, participants will have the opportunity to load Caché onto their laptops for the hands-on portion of the evening.

 

After dinner, class definitions for MultiValue files will be examined and used. The Caché Studio IDE will be used for MVBasic code as well as class definitions. Participants will write class methods using MVBasic, create a web service in MVBasic, work with objects in MVBasic and use additional error handling features in MVBasic. Using the Caché ODBC driver, MutliValue data will be examined using an SQL client application.

Pizza and tea/soda will be provided by Intersystems.

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 Thursday, January 27th, 2011 Meeting at Party-Off-The-Grid in Dallas Minimize

Come see how to do .NET develop using Bluefinity International's mv.NET product including Solution Objects, Microsoft Silverlight and SQL Server Integration Services.  David Cooper, Chief Architect from Bluefinity will provide presentations with examples of these different development options. 

Come see how mv.NET can automate your development of Windows and Browser based applications and reduce the amount of time it takes to develop your applications.

Come see how to do .NET develop using Bluefinity International's mv.NET product including Solution Objects, Microsoft Silverlight and SQL Server Integration Services.  David Cooper, Chief Architect from Bluefinity will provide presentations with examples of these different development options. 

Come see how mv.NET can automate your development of Windows and Browser based applications and reduce the amount of time it takes to develop your applications.

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 Sept 9, 2010 Meeting at Party-Off-The-Grid in Dallas Minimize

Join other members of Texas Multi-Value User Group in a night of social / professional networking and professional development on May 6th, 2010.

Texmug is committed to delivering value to it's users / participants by providing technical sessions on current topics while enlarging your personal and professional network. 


Sept 9th Agenda

5:00 pm - Social Networking

5: 45 - Session #1: Mark Pick - The future of MultiValue and how it can work with technologies such as Cloud Computing and Software As A Service (SAAS).

6:30 - Serve Supper: BAR-B-QUE from Eddie Deen's Ranch

7:15 - Session #2: Mark Fuller - By utilizing the connectivity within Reality, connect to disparate databases, access SQL Server, Oracle and more.

8:00 - Final thoughts, Social Networking, Pack up

8:30 - Adjourn


About TEXMUG - www.texmug.org

The Texas Multi-Value User Group (TEXMUG) is a technical/professional group of end users, developers, and suppliers, networking together to enhance member skills and knowledge. Presentations cover database tuning, programming methods, application development tools, issues related to multi-value environments, and current events in the MV industry. Topics of general interest to IT professionals such as Data Warehousing, SQL, C#, Java, Reporting Services, and Business Intelligence are also addressed, with a view to integration/interoperation with an MV environment.


About our location - http://www.partyoffthegrid.com/

Enjoy the unusual and chique surroundings of the former Dallas Power and Light substation - converted to a premium event destination.  With modern facilities and Wifi accessible - Party off the grid has been host to a variety of receptions, dinners, ceremononies.  Texmug wishes to thank our host Bruce G. for donating our meeting space for this month's meeting.

You will need to purchase a ticket for this meeting.  Please see our RSVP page.

Join other members of Texas Multi-Value User Group in a night of social / professional networking and professional development on Sept 9th, 2010.

Texmug is committed to delivering value to it's users / participants by providing technical sessions on current topics while enlarging your personal and professional network. 


Sept 9th Agenda

5:00 pm - Social Networking

5: 45 - Session #1: Mark Pick - The future of MultiValue and how it can work with technologies such as Cloud Computing and Software As A Service (SAAS).

6:30 - Serve Supper: BAR-B-QUE from Eddie Deen's Ranch

7:15 - Session #2: Mark Fuller - By utilizing the connectivity within Reality, connect to disparate databases, access SQL Server, Oracle and more.

8:00 - Final thoughts, Social Networking, Pack up

8:30 - Adjourn


About TEXMUG - www.texmug.org

The Texas Multi-Value User Group (TEXMUG) is a technical/professional group of end users, developers, and suppliers, networking together to enhance member skills and knowledge. Presentations cover database tuning, programming methods, application development tools, issues related to multi-value environments, and current events in the MV industry. Topics of general interest to IT professionals such as Data Warehousing, SQL, C#, Java, Reporting Services, and Business Intelligence are also addressed, with a view to integration/interoperation with an MV environment.


About our location - http://www.partyoffthegrid.com/

Enjoy the unusual and chique surroundings of the former Dallas Power and Light substation - converted to a premium event destination.  With modern facilities and Wifi accessible - Party off the grid has been host to a variety of receptions, dinners, ceremononies.  Texmug wishes to thank our host Bruce G. for donating our meeting space for this month's meeting.

You will need to purchase a ticket for this meeting.  Please see our RSVP page.

Join other members of Texas Multi-Value User Group in a night of social / professional networking and professional development on May 6th, 2010.

Texmug is committed to delivering value to it's users / participants by providing technical sessions on current topics while enlarging your personal and professional network. 


Sept 9th Agenda

5:00 pm - Social Networking

5: 45 - Session #1: Mark Pick - The future of MultiValue and how it can work with technologies such as Cloud Computing and Software As A Service (SAAS).

6:30 - Serve Supper: BAR-B-QUE from Eddie Deen's Ranch

7:15 - Session #2: Mark Fuller - By utilizing the connectivity within Reality, connect to disparate databases, access SQL Server, Oracle and more.

8:00 - Final thoughts, Social Networking, Pack up

8:30 - Adjourn


About TEXMUG - www.texmug.org

The Texas Multi-Value User Group (TEXMUG) is a technical/professional group of end users, developers, and suppliers, networking together to enhance member skills and knowledge. Presentations cover database tuning, programming methods, application development tools, issues related to multi-value environments, and current events in the MV industry. Topics of general interest to IT professionals such as Data Warehousing, SQL, C#, Java, Reporting Services, and Business Intelligence are also addressed, with a view to integration/interoperation with an MV environment.


About our location - http://www.partyoffthegrid.com/

Enjoy the unusual and chique surroundings of the former Dallas Power and Light substation - converted to a premium event destination.  With modern facilities and Wifi accessible - Party off the grid has been host to a variety of receptions, dinners, ceremononies.  Texmug wishes to thank our host Bruce G. for donating our meeting space for this month's meeting.

You will need to purchase a ticket for this meeting.  Please see our RSVP page.

Join other members of Texas Multi-Value User Group in a night of social / professional networking and professional development on Sept 9th, 2010.

Texmug is committed to delivering value to it's users / participants by providing technical sessions on current topics while enlarging your personal and professional network. 


Sept 9th Agenda

5:00 pm - Social Networking

5: 45 - Session #1: Mark Pick - The future of MultiValue and how it can work with technologies such as Cloud Computing and Software As A Service (SAAS).

6:30 - Serve Supper: BAR-B-QUE from Eddie Deen's Ranch

7:15 - Session #2: Mark Fuller - By utilizing the connectivity within Reality, connect to disparate databases, access SQL Server, Oracle and more.

8:00 - Final thoughts, Social Networking, Pack up

8:30 - Adjourn


About TEXMUG - www.texmug.org

The Texas Multi-Value User Group (TEXMUG) is a technical/professional group of end users, developers, and suppliers, networking together to enhance member skills and knowledge. Presentations cover database tuning, programming methods, application development tools, issues related to multi-value environments, and current events in the MV industry. Topics of general interest to IT professionals such as Data Warehousing, SQL, C#, Java, Reporting Services, and Business Intelligence are also addressed, with a view to integration/interoperation with an MV environment.


About our location - http://www.partyoffthegrid.com/

Enjoy the unusual and chique surroundings of the former Dallas Power and Light substation - converted to a premium event destination.  With modern facilities and Wifi accessible - Party off the grid has been host to a variety of receptions, dinners, ceremononies.  Texmug wishes to thank our host Bruce G. for donating our meeting space for this month's meeting.

You will need to purchase a ticket for this meeting.  Please see our RSVP page.
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 May 6, 2010 Meeting at Party-Off-The_Grid in Dallas Minimize

Join other members of Texas Multi-Value User Group in a night of social / professional networking and professional development on May 6th, 2010.

Texmug is committed to delivering value to it's users / participants by providing technical sessions on current topics while enlarging your personal and professional network. 


May 6th Agenda

5:00 pm - Social Networking

5: 30 - Session #1: OpenInsight's SQL connectors for U2, D3 and other MV platforms

6:15 - Serve Supper: Pizza and drinks

7:00 - Session #2: Overview of OpenInsight database toolset by RevSoft President Mike Ruane

8:00 - Final thoughts, Social Networking, Pack up

8:30 - Adjourn


About TEXMUG - www.texmug.org

The Texas Multi-Value User Group (TEXMUG) is a technical/professional group of end users, developers, and suppliers, networking together to enhance member skills and knowledge. Presentations cover database tuning, programming methods, application development tools, issues related to multi-value environments, and current events in the MV industry. Topics of general interest to IT professionals such as Data Warehousing, SQL, C#, Java, Reporting Services, and Business Intelligence are also addressed, with a view to integration/interoperation with an MV environment.


About our location - http://www.partyoffthegrid.com/

Enjoy the unusual and chique surroundings of the former Dallas Power and Light substation - converted to a premium event destination.  With modern facilities and Wifi accessible - Party off the grid has been host to a variety of receptions, dinners, ceremononies.  Texmug wishes to thank our host Bruce G. for donating our meeting space for this month's meeting.

You will need to purchase a ticket for this meeting.  Please see our RSVP page.

Join other members of Texas Multi-Value User Group in a night of social / professional networking and professional development on May 6th, 2010.

Texmug is committed to delivering value to it's users / participants by providing technical sessions on current topics while enlarging your personal and professional network. 


May 6th Agenda

5:00 pm - Social Networking

5: 30 - Session #1: OpenInsight's SQL connectors for U2, D3 and other MV platforms

6:15 - Serve Supper: Pizza and drinks

7:00 - Session #2: Overview of OpenInsight database toolset by RevSoft President Mike Ruane

8:00 - Final thoughts, Social Networking, Pack up

8:30 - Adjourn


About TEXMUG - www.texmug.org

The Texas Multi-Value User Group (TEXMUG) is a technical/professional group of end users, developers, and suppliers, networking together to enhance member skills and knowledge. Presentations cover database tuning, programming methods, application development tools, issues related to multi-value environments, and current events in the MV industry. Topics of general interest to IT professionals such as Data Warehousing, SQL, C#, Java, Reporting Services, and Business Intelligence are also addressed, with a view to integration/interoperation with an MV environment.


About our location - http://www.partyoffthegrid.com/

Enjoy the unusual and chique surroundings of the former Dallas Power and Light substation - converted to a premium event destination.  With modern facilities and Wifi accessible - Party off the grid has been host to a variety of receptions, dinners, ceremononies.  Texmug wishes to thank our host Bruce G. for donating our meeting space for this month's meeting.

You will need to purchase a ticket for this meeting.  Please see our RSVP page.
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 March 4, 2010 Meeting at Party-Off-The-Grid in Dallas Minimize

Join other members of Texas Multi-Value User Group in a night of social / professional networking and professional development on May 6th, 2010.

Texmug is committed to delivering value to it's users / participants by providing technical sessions on current topics while enlarging your personal and professional network. 


May 6th Agenda

5:00 pm - Social Networking

5: 45 - Session #1: Mark Pick - The future of MultiValue and how it can work with technologies such as Cloud Computing and Software As A Service (SAAS).

6:30 - Serve Supper: BAR-B-QUE from Eddie Deen's Ranch

7:15 - Session #2: Mark Fuller - By utilizing the connectivity within Reality, connect to disparate databases, access SQL Server, Oracle and more.

8:00 - Final thoughts, Social Networking, Pack up

8:30 - Adjourn


About TEXMUG - www.texmug.org

The Texas Multi-Value User Group (TEXMUG) is a technical/professional group of end users, developers, and suppliers, networking together to enhance member skills and knowledge. Presentations cover database tuning, programming methods, application development tools, issues related to multi-value environments, and current events in the MV industry. Topics of general interest to IT professionals such as Data Warehousing, SQL, C#, Java, Reporting Services, and Business Intelligence are also addressed, with a view to integration/interoperation with an MV environment.


About our location - http://www.partyoffthegrid.com/

Enjoy the unusual and chique surroundings of the former Dallas Power and Light substation - converted to a premium event destination.  With modern facilities and Wifi accessible - Party off the grid has been host to a variety of receptions, dinners, ceremononies.  Texmug wishes to thank our host Bruce G. for donating our meeting space for this month's meeting.

You will need to purchase a ticket for this meeting.  Please see our RSVP page.

Join other members of Texas Multi-Value User Group in a night of social / professional networking and professional development on May 6th, 2010.

Texmug is committed to delivering value to it's users / participants by providing technical sessions on current topics while enlarging your personal and professional network. 


May 6th Agenda

5:00 pm - Social Networking

5: 45 - Session #1: Mark Pick - The future of MultiValue and how it can work with technologies such as Cloud Computing and Software As A Service (SAAS).

6:30 - Serve Supper: BAR-B-QUE from Eddie Deen's Ranch

7:15 - Session #2: Mark Fuller - By utilizing the connectivity within Reality, connect to disparate databases, access SQL Server, Oracle and more.

8:00 - Final thoughts, Social Networking, Pack up

8:30 - Adjourn


About TEXMUG - www.texmug.org

The Texas Multi-Value User Group (TEXMUG) is a technical/professional group of end users, developers, and suppliers, networking together to enhance member skills and knowledge. Presentations cover database tuning, programming methods, application development tools, issues related to multi-value environments, and current events in the MV industry. Topics of general interest to IT professionals such as Data Warehousing, SQL, C#, Java, Reporting Services, and Business Intelligence are also addressed, with a view to integration/interoperation with an MV environment.


About our location - http://www.partyoffthegrid.com/

Enjoy the unusual and chique surroundings of the former Dallas Power and Light substation - converted to a premium event destination.  With modern facilities and Wifi accessible - Party off the grid has been host to a variety of receptions, dinners, ceremononies.  Texmug wishes to thank our host Bruce G. for donating our meeting space for this month's meeting.

You will need to purchase a ticket for this meeting.  Please see our RSVP page.
  
 June 25, 2009 Meeting w/Northgate IS at Saltgrass in Grapevine Minimize

'TEXMUG' members enjoyed a good meeting with Northgate Information Solutions on June 25th, 2009.

Many of us began our MV career on some version of Reality, or Pick, the 1st two 'marketed' variants of the wildly successful multi-value database model. We had a good summary of what Northgate Information Systems has done with Reality in recent years.

We will post the documents from the meeting shortly.

Mark Pick, long-time MV Professional, who has held Executive posts with several of the MV db/svc vendors, was our 1st presenter, followed by Mark Fuller, Director of Development for Reality, based in the UK offices.

A free demo of Reality is available for download at this site:

 http://www.northgate-reality.com so you can begin your own development project in  REALITY!.

Northgate has provided us with the slideshow from the meeting.

 Please click here to download the powerpoint presentation.

 If you prefer a pdf of the presentation click here instead.

 ... and for a summary of REALITY features, click here.

'TEXMUG' members enjoyed a good meeting with Northgate Information Solutions on June 25th, 2009.

Many of us began our MV career on some version of Reality, or Pick, the 1st two 'marketed' variants of the wildly successful multi-value database model. We had a good summary of what Northgate Information Systems has done with Reality in recent years.

We will post the documents from the meeting shortly.

Mark Pick, long-time MV Professional, who has held Executive posts with several of the MV db/svc vendors, was our 1st presenter, followed by Mark Fuller, Director of Development for Reality, based in the UK offices.

A free demo of Reality is available for download at this site:

 http://www.northgate-reality.com so you can begin your own development project in  REALITY!.

Northgate has provided us with the slideshow from the meeting.

 Please click here to download the powerpoint presentation.

 If you prefer a pdf of the presentation click here instead.

 ... and for a summary of REALITY features, click here.

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 Feb 19th 2009 - Peer Presenters Minimize

This Month --- Peer presenters - our own Texmug Developers/Integrators will present 3 reports of recently completed projects, using MV tools.  Learn about U2 Webservices, Bravo Dashboard and more...

Set session 1 @ 4:30 Business Intelligence & Dashboard Choices
Set session 2 @ 5:45 Supper and General Session
Session 3 @ U2 Web Services - a recent project reviewed, by Bruce Holt

Check back often for more details.

U2 Webservices presentation info:

The project is a new system being developed by Neiman Marcus in partnership with IBM. In general, this project will be the core system in which merchants (our buying group) will create, edit and view Styles, SKU's, Purchase Orders, Offer Items (that's mail order catalog vernacular) and Vendors. Disparate systems contain portions of the data the merchants use for these activities, including UniVerse. UniVerse hosts our main application for order entry and inventory control and is the system of record for a large portion of our business data. This project uses web services to pass data between these disparate systems and a common data store. As far as software is concerned, a suite of applications have been developed by IBM for IBM's WebSphere Portal Server, Process Server and Product Center products. These applications handle the interactions between the WebSphere products themselves (usually by web services but can use another internal messaging engine), interactions between WebSphere and the disparate business systems (via web services) as well as managing the common data store. For the UniVerse side, we have developed web services with the IBM U2 Web Services Development Tool as required, including the underlying UniBASIC subroutines to support the activities called for by the web services.

This Month --- Peer presenters - our own Texmug Developers/Integrators will present 3 reports of recently completed projects, using MV tools.  Learn about U2 Webservices, Bravo Dashboard and more...

Set session 1 @ 4:30 Business Intelligence & Dashboard Choices
Set session 2 @ 5:45 Supper and General Session
Session 3 @ U2 Web Services - a recent project reviewed, by Bruce Holt

Check back often for more details.

U2 Webservices presentation info:

The project is a new system being developed by Neiman Marcus in partnership with IBM. In general, this project will be the core system in which merchants (our buying group) will create, edit and view Styles, SKU's, Purchase Orders, Offer Items (that's mail order catalog vernacular) and Vendors. Disparate systems contain portions of the data the merchants use for these activities, including UniVerse. UniVerse hosts our main application for order entry and inventory control and is the system of record for a large portion of our business data. This project uses web services to pass data between these disparate systems and a common data store. As far as software is concerned, a suite of applications have been developed by IBM for IBM's WebSphere Portal Server, Process Server and Product Center products. These applications handle the interactions between the WebSphere products themselves (usually by web services but can use another internal messaging engine), interactions between WebSphere and the disparate business systems (via web services) as well as managing the common data store. For the UniVerse side, we have developed web services with the IBM U2 Web Services Development Tool as required, including the underlying UniBASIC subroutines to support the activities called for by the web services.

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 Dec 4th, 2008 - DesignBais International Minimize

Our Dec 4th meeting will be sponsored by DesignBais, providers of the product of the same name.  DesignBais is a functionally rich toolset that allows developers to design and create enterprise wide web-based applications

Rick Weiser will be the presenter.  Rick has been working with MultiValue technology for 25+ years and joined DesignBais in Spring of 2005. During his career, he has been involved with application programming, consulting, and IT management and now as Vice President of Client Services has focused on technical and sales roles.

See their website at www.designbais.com.

DesignBAIS supports the creation of design templates. These design templates allow for creation of a standard user interface that can be easily applied throughout an application or its modules. With drop down top menus and side bar menus as a standard feature, user navigation is simple and intuitive.

DesignBAIS was developed to create enterprise applications, not only one-off forms.

DesignBAIS provides a zero client deployment solution.  Internet Explorer 6 or above is the only requirement for extended functionality, WC3 compliance makes applications available on all compliant browsers.

This makes DesignBAIS applications available to everyone immediately - its simply a link.

DesignBAIS provides a conversion toolset from SB+ to make moving your application to the web even easier.

All of the functionality normally associated with multivalue application development is supported natively within DesignBAIS:

  • Rapid Development
  • Existing Basic code can be reused
  • Comprehensive development and runtime tool set that does not require multivalue programmers to learn Internet programming
  • Comprehensive XML Interface between the multivalue database and the Web Browser
  • Internet Explorer document model to render forms via DHTML.
  • Standard browser controls, multi-value entry and active reporting
  • Architecture ensures zero client-side deployment
  • Secure environment utilising password authentication and encrypted communication
  • Field Validation and lookups within the browser
  • Field based security
  • Responsive and scaleable
  • Cascading style sheets
  • Font and image support
  • Vertical and horizontal scroll bar support significantly increases screen real estate
  • Multiple form support
  • Glossary support
  • Multi-language support
  • Elegant and simple report writer

Our Dec 4th meeting will be sponsored by DesignBais, providers of the product of the same name.  DesignBais is a functionally rich toolset that allows developers to design and create enterprise wide web-based applications

Rick Weiser will be the presenter.  Rick has been working with MultiValue technology for 25+ years and joined DesignBais in Spring of 2005. During his career, he has been involved with application programming, consulting, and IT management and now as Vice President of Client Services has focused on technical and sales roles.

See their website at www.designbais.com.

DesignBAIS supports the creation of design templates. These design templates allow for creation of a standard user interface that can be easily applied throughout an application or its modules. With drop down top menus and side bar menus as a standard feature, user navigation is simple and intuitive.

DesignBAIS was developed to create enterprise applications, not only one-off forms.

DesignBAIS provides a zero client deployment solution.  Internet Explorer 6 or above is the only requirement for extended functionality, WC3 compliance makes applications available on all compliant browsers.

This makes DesignBAIS applications available to everyone immediately - its simply a link.

DesignBAIS provides a conversion toolset from SB+ to make moving your application to the web even easier.

All of the functionality normally associated with multivalue application development is supported natively within DesignBAIS:

  • Rapid Development
  • Existing Basic code can be reused
  • Comprehensive development and runtime tool set that does not require multivalue programmers to learn Internet programming
  • Comprehensive XML Interface between the multivalue database and the Web Browser
  • Internet Explorer document model to render forms via DHTML.
  • Standard browser controls, multi-value entry and active reporting
  • Architecture ensures zero client-side deployment
  • Secure environment utilising password authentication and encrypted communication
  • Field Validation and lookups within the browser
  • Field based security
  • Responsive and scaleable
  • Cascading style sheets
  • Font and image support
  • Vertical and horizontal scroll bar support significantly increases screen real estate
  • Multiple form support
  • Glossary support
  • Multi-language support
  • Elegant and simple report writer
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 Sept 25th Meeting - MITS Business Intelligence and Reporting Minimize

The 3rd Qtr 2008 TEXMUG meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept 25th, 2008.  We will have the opportunity to hear from our meeting sponsor MITS.  MITS offers software tools for Business Reporting and Intelligence.  Please plan on joining us for an informative meeting on the Business Reporting and Intelligence market and the software tools offered by MITS.

TexMUG MITS Session Descriptions

Session 1 - MV and Relational Data, Access from the Bottom Up;
The underlying principals behind the design of MITS Report
Often, database queries and reports start with the detailed records in a file or table. Then, through the use of filters, sorts and summarization the records are turned into useful information. In this session, we will step through the design constraints and objectives of the MITS Report transactional reporting system and how those constraints and objectives found their way into the features and functions of a commercial software product.
Session 2 - MV Data Access from the Top Down;
The underlying principals behind the design of MITS Discover
When information can be pre-processed, and a reporting system can include an understanding of the business context and business rules, truly remarkable results can be obtained. In this session we will discuss concepts such as how data hierarchies enable drill-down and dashboards, how various time spans can be handled through the abstraction of date related information and how pre-aggregation finds its ultimate form in a dashboard presentation. 
Dinner Presentation - Make (you and) your Existing System More Valuable
Please come (and don’t be afraid to bring your end-users) for a detailed feature demonstration of both products. Your application already captures valuable, even critical business information; capitalize on that value by making information accessible to technical and non-technical users alike.
 
See how transactional reporting using the MITS Report framework can make it easy for users to interact with and distribute information without the need for a formal understanding of the underlying database structure or syntax. 
 

See a complete demonstration of how the MITS Discover BI/OLAP and Dashboard products can revolutionize data access, analysis and presentation in your organization. Special emphasis will be given to features such as comparing data from different time periods, ranking and filtering summarized values and drill-down starting with the dashboard, all the way to the detailed transactions directly from the host MultiValue system. 

Location:

Meeting Location:
The Black Eyed Pea
1400 N Collins Street
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: 817-737-6142

RSVP Here>>

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The 3rd Qtr 2008 TEXMUG meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept 25th, 2008.  We will have the opportunity to hear from our meeting sponsor MITS.  MITS offers software tools for Business Reporting and Intelligence.  Please plan on joining us for an informative meeting on the Business Reporting and Intelligence market and the software tools offered by MITS.

TexMUG MITS Session Descriptions

Session 1 - MV and Relational Data, Access from the Bottom Up;
The underlying principals behind the design of MITS Report
Often, database queries and reports start with the detailed records in a file or table. Then, through the use of filters, sorts and summarization the records are turned into useful information. In this session, we will step through the design constraints and objectives of the MITS Report transactional reporting system and how those constraints and objectives found their way into the features and functions of a commercial software product.
Session 2 - MV Data Access from the Top Down;
The underlying principals behind the design of MITS Discover
When information can be pre-processed, and a reporting system can include an understanding of the business context and business rules, truly remarkable results can be obtained. In this session we will discuss concepts such as how data hierarchies enable drill-down and dashboards, how various time spans can be handled through the abstraction of date related information and how pre-aggregation finds its ultimate form in a dashboard presentation. 
Dinner Presentation - Make (you and) your Existing System More Valuable
Please come (and don’t be afraid to bring your end-users) for a detailed feature demonstration of both products. Your application already captures valuable, even critical business information; capitalize on that value by making information accessible to technical and non-technical users alike.
 
See how transactional reporting using the MITS Report framework can make it easy for users to interact with and distribute information without the need for a formal understanding of the underlying database structure or syntax. 
 

See a complete demonstration of how the MITS Discover BI/OLAP and Dashboard products can revolutionize data access, analysis and presentation in your organization. Special emphasis will be given to features such as comparing data from different time periods, ranking and filtering summarized values and drill-down starting with the dashboard, all the way to the detailed transactions directly from the host MultiValue system. 

Location:

Meeting Location:
The Black Eyed Pea
1400 N Collins Street
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: 817-737-6142

RSVP Here>>

Members please login first.

  
 June 19th Texas Multi-Value User Group Meeting Information Minimize

The 2nd Qtr 2008 TEXMUG meeting was held on Thursday, June 19th, 2008. The afternoon technical sessions ran from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and the evening session began with networking and dinner at 6:10pm, followed by the evening presentation.  The following topics were discussed:

DBXML


Basics of the U2 XML/DB Mapping Tool
Originally designed to meet the challenges of large-scale electronic publishing, XML is now playing an increasingly important role in the exchange of a wide variety of data on the Web and elsewhere.
Very simply stated, XML is a flexible text format that allows application developers to create their own customized tags thus enabling the definition, transmission, validation, and interpretation of data between applications and between organizations.
XML Documents use document type definition (DTD) or XML schema (XSD) files that describe the data contained within the primary document. Applications use DTDs and XML schemas to "map" relevant data within XML documents to their local database.
XML/DB is a tool provided by IBM for the U2 product and is used to build “map” files from the dictionaries of U2 files. You could create XML formatted data from Universe or Unidata by writing a program of your own but U2 has several tools to easily facilitate the exchange of data from/to XML and the U2 database utilizing these mapping files.  Once you have the mapping file, you can use these features.
This presentation will show you how to quickly set up and operate the XML/DB program and introduce the basics of XML parsing using TCL-level commands (DB.TOXML, XML.TODB) to exchange data in XML format to and from U2 format files.
Also, you will be given the source code for a sample Basic program that makes use of Basic-level XML commands to open, read, and parse data from an XML format file obtained from an Internet website using SOAP protocols and an XML mapping file.

 

MultiValue Imaging


We could never seem to get a document management system to the top of the budget, so we (Infosys) decided to experiment with the interaction of Universe and other software.  Goals were no cost, secure and simple for the user.  We created the system, named SOS for Secure Online Storage, and currently have almost 750,000 documents stored.  Universe controls it all, from setting NTFS security, generating barcodes on everything, to allowing productive document set displays based on cross reference from the main Universe database.

OpenQM

In this session we will see and discuss one of the newest multivalue offerings, OpenQM from Ladybridge Software in the UK.  This multivalue database product runs on Linux and Windows, supports running from a USB Memory Stick, has a Open Source Version and comes bundled with Accuterm and Coyote Web Server.  We will also discuss some other features that sets this product apart from the other database products in the marketplace.

The 2nd Qtr 2008 TEXMUG meeting was held on Thursday, June 19th, 2008. The afternoon technical sessions ran from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and the evening session began with networking and dinner at 6:10pm, followed by the evening presentation.  The following topics were discussed:

DBXML


Basics of the U2 XML/DB Mapping Tool
Originally designed to meet the challenges of large-scale electronic publishing, XML is now playing an increasingly important role in the exchange of a wide variety of data on the Web and elsewhere.
Very simply stated, XML is a flexible text format that allows application developers to create their own customized tags thus enabling the definition, transmission, validation, and interpretation of data between applications and between organizations.
XML Documents use document type definition (DTD) or XML schema (XSD) files that describe the data contained within the primary document. Applications use DTDs and XML schemas to "map" relevant data within XML documents to their local database.
XML/DB is a tool provided by IBM for the U2 product and is used to build “map” files from the dictionaries of U2 files. You could create XML formatted data from Universe or Unidata by writing a program of your own but U2 has several tools to easily facilitate the exchange of data from/to XML and the U2 database utilizing these mapping files.  Once you have the mapping file, you can use these features.
This presentation will show you how to quickly set up and operate the XML/DB program and introduce the basics of XML parsing using TCL-level commands (DB.TOXML, XML.TODB) to exchange data in XML format to and from U2 format files.
Also, you will be given the source code for a sample Basic program that makes use of Basic-level XML commands to open, read, and parse data from an XML format file obtained from an Internet website using SOAP protocols and an XML mapping file.

 

MultiValue Imaging


We could never seem to get a document management system to the top of the budget, so we (Infosys) decided to experiment with the interaction of Universe and other software.  Goals were no cost, secure and simple for the user.  We created the system, named SOS for Secure Online Storage, and currently have almost 750,000 documents stored.  Universe controls it all, from setting NTFS security, generating barcodes on everything, to allowing productive document set displays based on cross reference from the main Universe database.

OpenQM

In this session we will see and discuss one of the newest multivalue offerings, OpenQM from Ladybridge Software in the UK.  This multivalue database product runs on Linux and Windows, supports running from a USB Memory Stick, has a Open Source Version and comes bundled with Accuterm and Coyote Web Server.  We will also discuss some other features that sets this product apart from the other database products in the marketplace.

  
 March 27th Texas Multi-Value User Group Meeting Information Minimize

We had a great get together on March 27th and had a great presentation from IBM on their U2 product line.  If you weren't there you missed a great opportunity to learn more about what IBM is doing in the Multivalue market.  Below is the pre-meeting summary:

Join other Multi-value and IT professionals March 27th at the Sheraton Grand Hotel – DFW for enlightening technical discussions and professional networking over a delicious dinner. Texmug is re-casting the user group paradigm, merging a growing virtual community with live presentations.

Our host for our Quarterly meeting in March is Strategy7. S7 President Joe Rodriguez and Bill Winter of IBM will lead 2 technical discussions in the afternoon, and provide the dinner presentation that evening. How to integrate your multi-value environment with .Net, or web-services, or a data warehouse are the topics we will discuss.

The technical discussions on Datastage, and Redback web-services will each provide executive summaries of the technology discussed for the CIO's and IS Directors among us, but with enough meat and potatoes, "How-it-works" detail, to satisfy the MV Developer. You will understand how this technology could benefit your operation and what your action items are going forward.

The evening presentation over dessert, .Net and Multi-Value, will discuss the importance of the .Net framework, an overview of the U2 .Net Provider, the IBM add-ins for Visual Studio, and how your Multi-Value application can be accelerated to further greatness through .Net.

No expense has been spared to make this the most effective, informative, and first class user meeting you have ever attended. The presenters, the technical content, and the facilities will rival anything you will encounter at a paid national conference you might attend, only this is available on a regional level, without the travel and lodging expenses. Your participation is vital to insure Texmug is able to attract other notable presenters and hosts for
future events and meetings.

Please RSVP by March 17th to attend the Dinner session. All sessions and dinner are free, provided this meeting as a courtesy of Strategy7 our host. You may attend only the evening session if you cannot make either of the late afternoon technical sessions.

Come on out and extend your personal network, re-meet old friends, sharpen your skills.

Meeting Sponsors:
Strategy 7 - www.s7.com
IBM U2 Products Division - www-306.ibm.com/software/data/u2/

  
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