Announcements

  • Welcome to the new Rocket Forum

    Welcome to the formal launch of the new Rocket Forum, your virtual headquarters for discovery, learning, engagement, knowledge sharing, and networking with your peers and Rocketeers.

    Here is where you can stay up to date on the latest news and announcements, discuss Rocket products, services, help and support, documentation and how-to guides, videos, training and more.
  • Announcing Rocket BlueZone Web for Zowe

    Rocket Software is proud to announce the launch of BlueZone Web for Zowe, the first commercial terminal emulator solution for Zowe.
  • Welcome to the Rocket Forum!

    Welcome to the soft launch of the new Rocket Forum, a place where all are welcome to learn, engage, discover, share knowledge and network with other members and Rocketeers.

    Here is where you'll find discussions about Rocket products and services, news and updates, help and support, user groups, events and activities, documentation and how-to guides, and videos.

    Start a conversation, share your knowledge, or leave a comment!
  • How to easily migrate U2 REST applications to Rocket MVIS

    This video provides a demo of migrating an existing U2 REST application to our new Rocket MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS). Have you seen it?
  • Sign up for one or both MVIS alpha programs

    Work with us to develop solutions to help you address your business challenges.
  • UNIVERSE EXTERNAL DATABASE ACCESS (EDA) WITH I-TYPE FIELD DICTIONARY ITEMS AGAINST SQL SERVER

    External Database Access (EDA) enables you to convert data stored in Rocket UniVerse and UniData databases to a first normal form (1NF) database, such as Microsoft SQL Server, then access that data using existing UniVerse BASIC programs, RetrieVe, or UniData/UniVerse SQL. For the UniVerse I-type fields, they can be mapped in many ways to SQL Server. This post will expand the mapping section of the External Database Access manual.
  • UNIVERSE 11.3.2 DEEP DIVE DEMO SAMPLES & EXAMPLES NOW AVAILABLE

    Have you seen the UniVerse samples and examples on Git? Get all the details in this blog post.
  • Why upgrade D3

    Your business critical D3 app shows up to work every day. Here's why you should make upgrading to the latest version a priority: 
    • Stability
    • Security
    • Performance
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Other new features
  • Now available | Rocket D3 10.3.2

    We’re excited to announce the release of Rocket® D3® 10.3.2 for Windows, AIX and Linux. This new release focuses on Python and is the release to be on if you’re interested in our new MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS).

    This new release delivers:

    • The ability to call into D3 from Python, completing the bidirectional support of Rocket D3 Python for better integration. This ability allows Python developers to access data and existing business rules that are stored in the D3 database environment.
    • Encryption at the field level, rather than at the file level, offering a performance benefit, especially for large files.
    • The option to use 256-bit encryption instead of the default of 128 bit, checking a box for organizations that require 256-bit encryption.
    • Support for the new Rocket MultiValue Integration Server (MVIS). If you’re interested, please plan an upgrade to 10.3.2 so you’re ready when MVIS 1.3 is released (planned for Feb. 2021) to take advantage of all the features/benefits MVIS provides including empowers teams to leverage modern languages and frameworks to access MV data and business logic. MVIS incorporates a low-code/no-code approach that’s cloud-ready and provides users with 24x7x365 connectivity. It can help you extend business opportunities, expand your workforce with younger developers, and get products to market faster.
    • Support for newer platforms: Windows (10, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019), AIX (7.1, 7.2), and Linux (RHEL 8).
    You can find a complete list of enhancements and system requirements for Rocket D3 10.3.2 in the release notes.

    Ready to upgrade now? If you have a current Support and Maintenance Agreement for Rocket D3, you can order your version upgrade from RBC. If you don’t have an active maintenance agreement, we can help you get current. Simply contact us to discuss your options.
  • U2 Audit Logging overview

    If you're on UniData and concerned with compliance or security, I invite you to watch this 9 minute video which provides an over view of U2 Audit Logging.
  • Understanding UniData hashed and dynamic files with resize and memresize

    If part of your job involves administering UniData, they you’re aware that the objective of file resizing is to minimize overflow as overflow is a performance overhead. Have you seen this blog post? It’s a great overview and best practices guide covering:

    • 32-bit v 64-bit dynamic hashed files
    • UniData static hashed files, dynamic hashed files, and group structure
    • Level 1 level 2 overflow
    • Benefits of the group structure
    • How do UniData dynamic hashed files work?
    • How does UniData decide which group is to be split?
    • How is the split pointer calculated?
    • What happens when a group is split?
    • How does UniData decide when a group is split?
    • Keyonly
    • Keydata
    • Wholefile
    • Default split type
    • Resize v memresize
    • Limitations of memresize
    • Worked example to demonstrate differences