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June 10, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 1:07pm

ANDYNE UPDATES Q&R TOOLS WITH MAPINFO VISUALIZATION

By CBR Staff Writer

Despite delays in final beta testing, query and reporting company specialist Andyne Computing Ltd is now offering a version 4.1.1 GQL query toolset and CubeCreator hypercube builder for use with Pablo 4.0, the newest release of the company’s OLAP Online Analytical Processing client. GQL 4.1.1 incorporates MapInfo Corp’s MapX OCX control making what Andyne claims is the the first decision support application to feature fully-integrated spatial analysis. Users can view data in spatial or geographic terms using geographic information supplied by MapInfo with MapX, additional modules which can be bought from MapInfo, or company’s own geographic data. It enables businesses to detect geographical patterns in their data and spot regional trends. However, Kingston, Ontario-based Andyne emphasizes it’s not turning its product into a geographic information system. The MapX technology is being added to GQL 4.1.1 to first and foremost provide enhanced visualization of data. Andyne says it will further integrate spatial analysis techniques with its analytical decision support software in a future release that will close the loop between managed query environments and spatial objects in reports. It will provide drill up and drill down functionality. Over time spatial analysis will move into mainstream query and reporting products – such as Andyne’s forthcoming Universal Client (CI No 3,162) – from boutique offerings. Andyne says it partnered with MapInfo because desktop mapping leader ESRI Inc didn’t have an OCX control at the time. CubeCreator is targeted at ordinary business users wanting to build a summarized hypercubes of data for analysis using Pablo’s visual interface. CubeCreator builds hypercubes directly from queries run from the company’s query and reporting tool, GQL, and is said to be able to create cubes with millions of rows within minutes. Andyne also announced GQL is now available for use with Sybase IQ, the database company’s data mart and data warehousing technology. GQL 4.1.1 ships with 12 geosets, each of which includes between three and nine related maps, with pricing set at $750; CubeCreator will be packaged as part of Pablo 4.0 also priced at $750. While the company admitted it had encountered some technical problems in final beta testing both products should be shipping by mid July.

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