OpenQM offers the lowest total cost of ownership of any fully supported high performance MultiValue database
OpenQM (commonly referred to as “QM”) is considered a “NoSQL” product, but unlike most NoSQL databases, it is cost effective, feature rich, and ideally suited for MultiValue applications. In addition to being offered in a commercial version, QM is also available in an open-source version under the General Public License for use by developers who wish to explore ideas that might be incorporated into the commercial version. Following the standard MultiValue (MV) model, QM contains a managed application environment, making it highly compatible across many different databases.
What are the benefits of OpenQM?
OpenQM offers a high-performance environment with an extremely efficient footprint—at a fraction of the cost of other MV databases. And while maintenance costs from other MV players are increasing, Zumasys now provides QM maintenance for a very attractive price. In fact, with QM, you can reduce your total cost of ownership by up to 20% compared to other MultiValue database products.
What’s new with OpenQM?
- Simple and Efficient Auto-Resizing.
Depending on how active your current MV system is, you may have to allocate a weekend every couple of months to resize your files to make them efficient. QM eliminates this need using auto-resizing features built into the database. There is minimal impact on performance, so you’ll never have to worry about downtime, maintenance windows, or slow-down due to resizing.
- Object-Oriented Programming.
Object-oriented programming in Pick Basic is 100% unique to QM, allowing non-Pick programmers to use their object-oriented programming techniques and advantages in QM. This is particularly helpful for recent programming graduates who may be most familiar with object-oriented programming languages.
- Data Replication.
OpenQM offers automatic data replication with encryption and the ability to replicate one to one, one to many, many to one, and to cascade through a series of servers. Selection of data to be replicated is highly configurable.
- International Compatibility with UTF-8.
With support for UTF-8, QM allows you to seamlessly integrate with other languages to ensure that your data can flow across geographies. This feature is built right into QM.
What is Zumasys’ Relationship to OpenQM?
In 2015, OpenQM announced a partnership with Zumasys to provide worldwide distribution, create a comprehensive telephone support & maintenance program, and enable multi-tenancy for QM on the Zumasys Cloud. The Zumasys Cloud allows customers to quickly provision QM servers and benefit from a convenient, affordable monthly fee for the database, operating system and underlying infrastructure. QM also comes bundled with a fully functional version of AccuTerm 7, a powerful remote access and GUI tool for MultiValue, which is also owned by Zumasys.
How does OpenQM simplify web development?
OpenQM makes it easy to interface from the web to your database with a wide range of APIs, including .Net, Java, C, C++, PHP and iOS.
What are the primary use cases for OpenQM?
OpenQM is a prime use case for any company requiring a powerful, inexpensive, virtually maintenance-free database solution. QM is supported by a large network of developers, consultants, value added resellers (VARs) and independent software vendors that provide ERP systems and vertical applications to a variety of specialized markets, including distribution, manufacturing, automotive, financial services and more.
Who will get the biggest benefit from using OpenQM?
End users and software developers will benefit from significantly reduced maintenance costs with QM that are substantial. Often you can save enough in one year to cover the cost of migrating existing users to QM.
What does the future hold for OpenQM?
OpenQM is a rapidly-evolving product with new features being added weekly. The product architect of QM, Martin Phillips, listens carefully to its users, evaluates market trends, and continually watches the latest technological developments in the database market to mold QM into a better MV database. Working together, Zumasys and Martin are adding requested functionality and we invite you to test drive QM for yourself to see what all of the excitement is about.