We have been working with DG3 for over 4 years so it is almost second nature to us and sometimes we forget that to most people this is a completely new offering - a completely new product.
DG3 is not one product, it is a range of products, and our goal is to bridge a lot of gaps that were not bridged before.
Initially DataEase was a leading product with a lot of novel ideas. It was one of the first databases that offered network support and it did it brilliantly especially on Novell.
But a leading product needs to constantly re-invent itself, and for one reason or another, that is exactly what DataEase stopped doing.
It never satisfactorily dealt with the problem that people no longer used file servers but data and application servers. It never dealt with the fact that organisations became distributed. It never dealt with the fact that web and browsers were the new distribution technology.
When developing DG3 we needed to identify all the weaknesses as well as all the strengths of the DataEase technology. We wanted to build on the strengths when at the same time eliminating the weaknesses.
For some reason the saying "Don't rock the boat!" had become the mantra for DataEase, and we decided that we would also make that our own, but rather interpret it slightly differently.
We wanted to move DataEase towards the web but at the same time we wanted to allow existing users to move forward with us. The path of Migration had obviously failed so we decided that we would rather bridge old and new.
With DG3 you can bridge DFD 5.x, DFW 6.x and DFW 7.x applications wherever they are. They can be left alone, used and developed as they are, while at the same time they can share data with your DG3 application.
DG3 is made in such a way that as long as it has the path/link to your application, the correct security login and the table and columns it is querying exist, it will work.
Even if you delete or rename an object it will not fail. It will just omit this object and get on with it for all the other objects that it can correctly identify.
It is indeed a novel new world.
Published: 21/10/11 - 10:03:02 (Ulrik Jacob Høegh - Krohn)
Last changed: 18/05/13 - 17:54:54 (akbar akbar)
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