Miracle Software Creates a Database Companion, Polaris.NET, While Utilizing ComponentOne True DBGrid for .NET

The Opportunity

Miracle Software, a company who provides data analysis business technologies, developed Polaris.NET, a powerful and robust application that supports data-driven business activities by providing universal access to any data source. ComponentOne True DBGrid for .NET was a great fit for Miracle Software because it enabled them to rapidly create data analysis functionality easily.

Benefits

  • Universal Connectivity: Connect to any database that supports ODBC and OLEDB.
  • Multi-user Environment: Create users with different privileges and assign them the templates they need to use within the organization.
  • Stored Procedures: Retrieve large amounts of data by calling stored procedures and benefit from significant speed gains in data extraction.

Universal Access to Data with True DBGrid

Miracle Software, a company who provides data analysis business technologies, developed Polaris.NET, a powerful and robust application that supports data-driven business activities by providing universal access to any data source. ComponentOne Studio True DBGrid for .NET was a great fit for Miracle Software because it enabled them to rapidly create data analysis functionality easily.

Miracle Software wanted to give their users a way to connect quickly to multiple databases, analyze these databases, and provide custom data exporting features. As a result, Miracle Software selected ComponentOne Studio's True DBGrid for .NET because they found the component to be very flexible, powerful, and provide the functionality they needed to create this application.

Personalized Viewing and Rapid Data Response

Polaris.NET was created by utilizing True DBGrid for .NET, and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. It was implemented as a multi-user and client/server application that offers personalized viewing to each user with rapid response to queries regardless of database size. Some features implemented by Miracle Software include the following:

  • Universal Connectivity : Connect to any database that supports ODBC and OLEDB.
  • 3D Cubes : Create multi-dimensional views of your template data utilizing OLAP cubes.
  • Merge Column View : Display identical column values as a single merged cell for faster browsing through rows of data.
  • Data Formatting : Display column data in 18 different formats whether it is currency, percentage, decimal, date, or time.
  • Export Data : Export your template data as text, Acrobat© PDF, Word, Excel, HTML, or XML.
  • Data Archives : Create static archives of your template data as XML files with optional encryption available for sensitive information.
  • Stored Procedures : Retrieve large amounts of data by calling stored procedures and benefit from significant speed gains in data extraction.
  • Multi-user Environment : Create users with different privileges and assign them the templates they need to use within the organization.

This solution was innovative because it was created with different Microsoft Datasets, and ComponentOne Studio’s True DBGrid for .NET as a multi user strategy solution, therefore, working with all databases. With the ease-of-use provided by Polaris.NET, it eliminates the need for database skills and costly training and reduces dependency and workload on IT personnel. The solution is simple, fast, and powerful.

80% Increase in Performance

Overall, performance features were increased by 80% with True DBGrid for .NET, and as a result Miracle Software eliminated the need for database skills, costly training, and reduced dependency and workload on IT personnel. In the future, Miracle Software plans to make use of ComponentOne Studio Chart for .NET and True DBGrid for .NET to add dynamic odometers, dynamic reports, and modeling data.

Polaris.NET is entirely developed on Microsoft© .NET technology making it ready to deploy and operate on different application platforms. Polaris.NET runs on Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows NT 4.0.

For companies that rely on taking data from databases and turning it into information and analysis to drive effective management decision-making, Polaris.Net, thanks to ComponentOne True DBGrid for .NET, enhances standard data analysis with the capability to model and rapidly make decision-making processes.

—Alberto Cavalcoli, President, Miracle Software

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