jBASE International, a member of the Mpower1 group of MultiValue companies, announces full support for Windows 8 in the latest release of its 64-bit, multi-dimensional database—jBASE 5.2. Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system’s user interface, many of which center around improving the user’s experience on tablets and other touchscreen devices.
“Windows 8 represents a fundamental shift in the way Windows works,” explains Pete Loveless, CEO of jBASE International. “It not only provides the traditional Windows desktop environment, but also a new user interface which is there primarily to support Windows applications running on mobile tablet devices. This dual environment bridges the gap between personal computers and fast-growing mobile devices and is already starting to have a major impact on the adoption of tablets within business.”
Since its inception, jBASE has been committed to providing platform independent software. Today, it will run on most commercially viable hardware and operating system platforms, including virtual and cloud based systems, with an inherent ability to move to different platforms designed into the product in the very early stages.
“Windows 8 has the potential to be a real game changer in the application development landscape,” continues Loveless. “jBASE International’s support for Windows 8 will allow developers to expand on all of the unique functionality provided by the most architecturally open and flexible MultiValue database model, jBASE 5.2, and addresses the evolving needs and expectations of users and customers for desktop and new mobile device application delivery.”
Along with price freezes on licenses, jBASE offers free upgrades, discount options on migrations from other MultiValue platforms and flexible payment plans. jBASE 5.2 is available with either licence purchase and annual support or by flexible subscription licensing models to meet the different business needs of end user and VAR customers.