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This blog is written by Robert Houben, CTO of FusionWare Integration Corp. Robert has more than 20 years experience in software design and architecture specializing in data and software integration. He is the past founder of Liberty Integration Software, a premier provider of MultiValue integration solutions. Robert was the CTO at FusionWare Corp and was the primary architect behind the FusionWare Integration line of products. Robert was the development manager for the PK Harmony and PC Harmony products at Synex Systems.
By Robert Houben, CTO on 2/24/2011 8:33 AM

The FusionWare mvLynx products were born about 20 years ago from a strong belief that standards-based connectivity solutions would open up to users of MultiValue applications the freedom to connect their applications to an unlimited number of possibilities.  The ODBC standard was born from a need to avoid writing a new connector every time you wanted a different database application to connect to a different client application.

Today, I see a number of solutions being touted to the MultiValue community that, to me, appear to be going in the wrong direction.  I see “specialized” connectors for SSIS, Silverlight and a host of other Windows based solutions, where a single connector should do the trick.  I see connectors that can’t bind to normal controls, restricting users to custom, proprietary controls.

While these solutions have a place in solving one-off problems, this is not an acceptable solution for the customers that we work with, so here we look at how a single connector, the FusionWare mvLynx Managed Provider, allows you to build out many solutions, using industry best practices.

By Robert Houben, CTO on 2/22/2011 9:04 AM

In previous installments we have looked at how the FusionWare mvLynx product family provides the Unlock Code for Business Intelligence and Reporting for your MultiValue application.

In this installment we look at different types of data migration and some of the approaches that FusionWare mvLynx makes possible.

By Robert Houben, CTO on 2/17/2011 9:49 AM
In previous blog posts, we've looked at mapping the SALESORDER file, and at using MultiValue Dictionaries to access the data.  Now we'll look at how to programmatically expose the data using MV BASIC programs and subroutines.  This approach allows you to call subroutines that expose complex business logic that is key to your application.
By Robert Houben, CTO on 2/15/2011 10:18 AM

In part 1, we talked about getting offline business intelligence and reporting for your MultiValue data.  Here in part 2, we talk about direct, live access to data for reporting purposes.

There are benefits to being able to work with an offline data source.  These benefits include reduced load on your production system, being able to create specialized indexes to support some complex queries, without impacting the OLTP nature of your production system, and in some cases, having a static snapshot as of a point in time that does not move out from under you.

There are times, however, when you really need to have access to the live, current data for reporting purposes.  When you really need to know the status of your inventory, of a manufacturing process, or a shipment to a customer, and that data needs to be current to the second.  In those cases, you need a mechanism to get to your live data.

By Robert Houben, CTO on 2/8/2011 11:11 AM
In a previous blog post we talked about the evolution of our web middleware for MultiValue. In this post I talk about why that evolution was necessary.
By Robert Houben, CTO on 2/8/2011 9:35 AM

One of the most common reasons for wanting to access a MultiValue system from other platforms is the need to allow business analysts, financial and executive staff to access this data from modern, familiar, popular BI tools.  Probably the front runner in this set, especially in the smaller and mid-market segments, is Microsoft Excel, with commercial BI suites from major vendors taking a significantly distant second place.

Because of the scope of this topic, we will break it up into two parts. This first part will introduce the overall topic, then delve into offline BI and reporting options.  Part 2 will look at real-time reporting.  Of course, there is no reason you can't have both!

By Robert Houben, CTO on 1/31/2011 4:04 PM
FusionWare mvLynx products provide rapid, easy solutions for Data Warehousing, Data Mart, Business Intelligence and Reporting, Data Integration and more.

This is the first in a series of posts that explore some of the things that we enable with our mvLynx products.
By Robert Houben, CTO on 1/26/2011 12:23 PM
The FusionWare mvLynx Direct product family provides a number of ways to get access to your MultiValue data.  One of the places where MultiValue applications tend to have a significant and important investment is in their file dictionaries.  In addition to identifying the raw data in the file for reporting purposes, these often include complex formulas, and implicit "joins" of data from other files.

In this post we will look at how you can take advantage of these assets in building out your data access strategy.

Once you determine the command to access this data, it can be used from Java, .NET, COM/COM+. With the mvLynx managed provider, you can use this to create web services, ASP.NET forms and controls, WinForms, SilverLight, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), SSIS scripts, Reporting Services reports and many other applications and solutions.

This is a follow up to a previous post that showed how to map the SALESORDER file with the mvLynx Direct Designer.
By Robert Houben, CTO on 1/25/2011 4:34 PM
Mapping a MultiValued file is one way that FusionWare allows you to access your MultiValue data. Once this is done, you can use this data from applications written using .NET, COM/COM+ and Java, enabling you to do many things, including creating a Data Warehouse or Data Mart, Business Intelligence and Reporting, and Integration with applications and technologies from Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and others, and create custom web sites, applications, mobile apps and more.

This article takes you through some example data, explains it in detail, then shows how you would map it and access the data using a mapped view from a Windows form control.
By Robert Houben, CTO on 1/14/2011 3:13 PM
Fusionware mv2SQL enables rapid, cost effective creation and population of a data warehouse or data mart enabling consolidated BI deployment or other integration projects and has been our best selling product since we first released it.

At FusionWare we have just released our new mvLynx 2SQL product.  This product builds on the success of our mv2SQL product and adds additional capability and even greater ease of use.  Here are the new features and functionality that you can expect to see with this new version.

Please note that the mvLynx brand is new.  We've added the name mvLynx to many of our existing products, and use it to identify products that are specific to the MultiValue community.  Our dbLynx brand is for products that are targeted to our non-MultiValue customers.
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