FusionWare Integration Corp. (FWIC) has two distinct middleware product sets
for MultiValue; ODBC and Direct. The latter was originally based on OLEDB and
has grown from there.
All prices shown below are as at September 2011
FusionWare mvLynx Relational Provider (ODBC)
This consists of four components (separate downloads and installs): mvLynx
Relational Driver, mvLynx Relational Designer, mvLynx Data Access Server
(DAS), and (optionally) mvLynx JDBC Driver.
- The Driver is a 32-bit Windows ODBC driver.
- The Designer is a VB program used to administer the ODBC environment.
- The DAS is an Account/Directory image (LIBERTY Account) that needs to be
added to the MultiValue environment.
- Licensing is done inside the DAS.
- The installation process offers to install a 30 day key.
- Best practice has one phantom process for each licensed connection, plus
one extra phantom for the Monitor process.
- Licensing is for ODBC connections. A Windows application can open multiple
such connections; they do NOT necessarily each consume a communications
Basic Installation is for all three components and a 4 connect License
which prices out at:
| Driver||1@||CAD$295||plus Annual Maintenance CAD$59|
| Designer||1@||CAD$995||plus Annual Maintenance CAD$199|
| DAS||1@||CAD$1,995||plus Annual Maintenance CAD$399|
| Connects||4@||CAD$195||plus Annual Maintenance CAD$39|
|The Optional JDBC driver is:|
| JDBC Driver||1@||CAD$295||plus Annual Maintenance CAD$59|
The heavy lifting in this product is done on the MultiValue side, and the
primary job of the Client side is interface and communications.
FusionWare mvLynx Direct Products
This consists of a core set of components and then a number of independent
The Core components are:
- mvLynx Direct Data Access Server (DAS)
This is a new MV account (GAXOLEDB)
- mvLynx Direct Designer
This is a VB.NET program to administer the Direct environment
The Add-ons are:
- mvLynx OLEDB Driver
This is the original OLEDB driver (COM component), still available for
- mvLynx Managed Provider
This is the current technology driver, it is a pure managed code (.net)
component so that it will work equally well in both 32 and 64 bit
environments. Our YouTube
videos are based on this driver.
- mvLynx JDA
This is the Java Client for this environment
- mvLynx Reporting Services Provider
This provides the special interface required for proper functioning with
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services.
- mvLynx Crystal Dataset Provider
This provides a sample interface for Crystal Reports
- mvLynx 2SQL Client
This is the data extraction tool. It uses the metadata from the MV system
to create/verify a set of tables on the relational target, and then extracts,
normalizes and loads data from the MV source to the Relational target. The
source can be a Pick file or a the output from a Basic program. The client
runs in two modes: licensed and un-licensed. In un-licensed mode it will only
process the first 100 MV records.
- mvLynx Managed Query Tool
This is a simple standalone version of the Query Tool embedded in the
Direct Designer. Useful for running sample queries and directly exporting the
results to Excel.
- mvLynx Copy2mv
This Utility copies records from a MV source to a MV target. The source
and Target do not need to be the same version or flavour. Fully scriptable on
the windows client.
- mvLynx Connect API
This is an efficient way to allow the MV environment to read/write a
Relational environment. The connection(s) to the relational environment are
maintained outside of MV so that the overhead of opening and maintaining these
is offloaded. An efficient pooling mechanism is built in to allow a minimal
number of Relational connections to service the MV system. Control is from the
The minimal useful installation is for the two core components plus any
one of the optional ones.
| Direct DAS||1@||CAD$995||plus annual Maintenance CAD$199|
| Direct Designer||1@||CAD$495||plus annual Maintenance CAD$99|
| Run Time License||4@||CAD$195||plus annual Maintenance CAD$39|
| OLEDB Driver||1@||CAD$295||plus annual Maintenance CAD$59|
| Managed Provider||1@||CAD$495||plus annual Maintenance CAD$99|
| JDA||1@||CAD$995||plus annual Maintenance CAD$199|
| Reporting Services Provider||1@||CAD$695||plus annual Maintenance CAD$139|
| Crystal Dataset Provider||1@||CAD$150||plus annual Maintenance CAD$30|
| 2SQL Client||1@||CAD$1995||plus annual Maintenance CAD$399|
| Managed Query Tool||1@||CAD$150||plus annual Maintenance CAD$30|
| Copy2mv||1@||CAD$695||plus annual Maintenance CAD$139|
| Connect API||varies by platform (windows, linux, AIX) from CAD$3285 + CAD$657.|
The foregoing is the standard retail pricing. VARs may offer different
pricing. Note that a VAR sold and supported system need not have the Designer
included; the VAR may elect to use a Designer installed at their own premises
to maintain a customer system.
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