Leading Application Developer of Winery Management Systems Chooses Pervasive.SQL As New Database Platform
3/25/2003 1:00 AM
LEADING APPLICATION DEVELOPER OF WINERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CHOOSES PERVASIVE.SQL AS NEW DATABASE PLATFORM
Advanced Management Systems enhances application with additional capabilities
while migrating to new operating system from the retiring HP e3000
AUSTIN, TEXAS—March 25, 2003 –– Pervasive Software® Inc. (Nasdaq:PVSW), a leading provider of data-management solutions powering the success of application developers worldwide, today announced Advanced Management Systems, Santa Rosa, Calif., has chosen Pervasive’s industry-leading database, Pervasive.SQL™ version 8 (V8), to power its winery management software deployed at more than 100 clients in California’s Napa Valley and other wine regions.
The application, AMS Software, currently runs on the HP e3000 platform, which will be phased out by HP. The software covers all aspects of winery management, including vineyard management, tracking of wine production and manufacturing costs, as well as warehouse management, wholesale order processing and retail sales at the cash register. Clients include Cakebread Cellars, Domaine Chandon, Ferrari-Carano, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Ravenswood Winery and Wilson Daniels Ltd.
“Pervasive.SQL is easing our migration to a Windows NT operating environment running Fujitsu NetCOBOL,” said Steve Smith, founder and owner of Advanced Management Systems. “We chose Pervasive.SQL because of its proven reliability and because it preserves the application’s transactional data access, easing data and code migration. Equally important, it opens up a future of relational database access with an integrated relational database engine.”
Advanced Management Systems has successfully converted 100 percent of the application data to Pervasive.SQL and is currently testing the new configuration for use in their customers’ deployments.
“A report that takes two hours to generate on the HP e3000 platform now takes 45 seconds with the Pervasive-based application. Part of that remarkable speed increase is attributable to the different processing speeds of the servers, and part is attributable to Pervasive.SQL,” Smith continued.
Wilson Daniels Limited, a wine and spirits marketing company, has used the AMS system for years on the HP e3000 but is looking forward to the new Windows-based system.
“The HP e3000 and the AMS system have played a vital role in our high-end wine and spirits marketing business,” said Ross Owen, director of IT, Wilson Daniels Limited. “The reliability of the HP e3000 has been remarkable, providing years of cost-effective service, but we are looking forward to using the AMS system on a server with higher performance. Pervasive.SQL will give us direct access to the data in the AMS system which will simplify the maintenance of the Web site we have developed for our employees and business partners.”
“As the industry changes, it’s only natural for customers to evaluate new and improved offerings,” said Andy Butler, research director at Gartner. “More often than not, there are viable, affordable alternatives that expand capabilities and require less administration.”
HP announced the retirement of its e3000 server line in November 2001 and will discontinue service and support for the platform in 2007.
“We are pleased to provide such an easy, cost-effective solution to those porting their applications,” said Suaad Sait, vice president of marketing, Pervasive Software. “Pervasive.SQL offers the best of both worlds – navigational access for high-performance transactions and full relational access to use with third-party products and future development projects.”
Pervasive’s flagship database solution, Pervasive.SQL, combines performance, embeddability and low total cost of ownership into a powerful, flexible and scalable engine. By delivering industry-standard data access methods and seamless application integration, Pervasive.SQL powers the success of application developers worldwide with more than five million server seats deployed.
About Pervasive Software
Pervasive Software is a leading global data-management company powering the success of application developers by providing solutions that deliver the industry’s best combination of performance, reliability and low administration costs. Pervasive’s strength is evidenced by the size and diversity of its customer base, serving tens of thousands of customers with hundreds of thousands of end-users in nearly every vertical market around the world. Founded in 1994, Pervasive sells its products into more than 150 countries and is based in Austin, Texas, with offices in Europe. More information may be found on the Web at http://www.pervasive.com.
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