MultiValue Myth #1: Old Technology? Really?

There is a story about an old gardener out in his vegetable patch, leaning on his spade and talking to a passer-by. “Oh yes,” says the gardener, “I’ve had this same spade 50 years.” “Really?” Says the passer-by. “You must have taken good care of it, it’s in great condition.” “Yep,” says the gardener, “Same […]

IDC Technology Spotlight – A Fresh Look at MultiValue Database

When a spouse, or co-worker, someone you see every day, loses weight, it probably takes you a while to realize it. The opposite is true of a new software solution. Initially, it’s amazing. Every new feature you discover carries a bit of the wow factor with it. However, after you’ve worked with the same software […]

Relational or MultiValue – The choice is clear for Trust Company of America

Planned obsolescence is the manufacturing industry’s worst kept secret. Consumers purchase electronics with the expectation that they will need to replace them in the future. Because it has no moving parts of its own, software has engendered the opposite expectation; buy it, install it, problem solved, move on. If only. The metaphor holds up in […]