TrustRadius
Openedge - a long historyWe have used and continue to use openedge in the ongoing development and maintenance of a hospital pharmacy drug information system. The system assists the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the preparation, distribution, analysis, and other activities within a hospital pharmacy. Openedge assists us with an easy to learn development environment that still provides significant depth and complexity where required.,Easy to learn. Syntax is simple and easy to read. Quick development. The database is reliable and requires little maintenance. Good performance. Integration between the language and the database is an asset. But not so tightly integrated that the language cannot be used with other databases. We are also using Openedge with Oracle databases through their dataserver product.,Lack of multi-threading capability has been a complaint among other developers here.,8,The speed of development and ease of learning has had a positive impact on ROI The cost of use has had a negative one. In this era of free tools everywhere, paying for a product is a challenge to accept.,,TIBCO Jaspersoft, Oracle Database 12c, SQL DeveloperOpenedge, the best relational database you never heard ofOur organization has been an OpenEdge Partner for 20 years. OpenEdge has been around since 1982 as a powerful relational database engine and programming language. We user Openedge to develop and deploy cutting edge logistics software for the trucking industry using both SAAS and on premise models. It is powerful, scaleable, and very cost effective when compared to its rivals, like Oracle.,Openedge databases are practically bulletproof, even when shot down abnormally. The offer complete transaction scoping, before imagining, and also after imaging for roll foward capability. Openedge has a very powerful and easy to learn 4GL programming language that can be used in a traditional or object oriented manner. Openedge also has powerful web services components, fully integrating both SOAP and RESTful web services. Openedge is completely scaleable from 1 user to a fully distributed global enterprise solution.,The one area where Openedge fall short is not in its technology, but in its marketing. For many years it was the number 1 embedded database in the world, but nobody knew who they were. It makes it a more difficult sell to senior management as compared to something like Oracle. I would like to see more integrated web based reporting tools that connect directly to Openedge.,10,Openedge is a good business partner. They provide excellent support, education, and marketing assistance. Openedge programming resources are readily available, both in the US and inexpensively overseas when additional staff is needed to complete projects. Openedge is just as powerful, but much less expensive than its rivals, like Oracle.,Oracle,Salesforce App Cloud, Citrix NetScaler
Unspecified
OpenEdge
7 Ratings
Score 8.0 out of 101
TRScore

OpenEdge Reviews

OpenEdge
7 Ratings
Score 8.0 out of 101
Show Filters 
Hide Filters 
Filter 7 vetted OpenEdge reviews and ratings
Clear all filters
Overall Rating
Reviewer's Company Size
Last Updated
By Topic
Industry
Department
Experience
Job Type
Role
Reviews (1-2 of 2)
  Vendors can't alter or remove reviews. Here's why.
Gerald Meachem profile photo
July 05, 2017

User Review: "Openedge - a long history"

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We have used and continue to use openedge in the ongoing development and maintenance of a hospital pharmacy drug information system. The system assists the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the preparation, distribution, analysis, and other activities within a hospital pharmacy. Openedge assists us with an easy to learn development environment that still provides significant depth and complexity where required.
  • Easy to learn. Syntax is simple and easy to read. Quick development.
  • The database is reliable and requires little maintenance. Good performance.
  • Integration between the language and the database is an asset. But not so tightly integrated that the language cannot be used with other databases. We are also using Openedge with Oracle databases through their dataserver product.
  • Lack of multi-threading capability has been a complaint among other developers here.
I have had limited exposure to other development environments, but I have found Openedge to be well suited for the purposes that we are using it for. We have a windows client-server application that has been in use for over 20 years and has held it's age well. We also have a web based product using openedge appserver to access our backend code. The appserver functions well and we have been happy with it.
Read Gerald Meachem's full review
Joseph Toss, PMP profile photo
March 31, 2017

Review: "Openedge, the best relational database you never heard of"

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Our organization has been an OpenEdge Partner for 20 years. OpenEdge has been around since 1982 as a powerful relational database engine and programming language. We user Openedge to develop and deploy cutting edge logistics software for the trucking industry using both SAAS and on premise models. It is powerful, scaleable, and very cost effective when compared to its rivals, like Oracle.
  • Openedge databases are practically bulletproof, even when shot down abnormally. The offer complete transaction scoping, before imagining, and also after imaging for roll foward capability.
  • Openedge has a very powerful and easy to learn 4GL programming language that can be used in a traditional or object oriented manner.
  • Openedge also has powerful web services components, fully integrating both SOAP and RESTful web services.
  • Openedge is completely scaleable from 1 user to a fully distributed global enterprise solution.
  • The one area where Openedge fall short is not in its technology, but in its marketing. For many years it was the number 1 embedded database in the world, but nobody knew who they were. It makes it a more difficult sell to senior management as compared to something like Oracle.
  • I would like to see more integrated web based reporting tools that connect directly to Openedge.
Openedge is very well suited for financial based applications for 2 reasons. First, it has very powerful transaction scoping that will commit or back out of all changes in a transaction at once. This ensure that your data is "in sync." Second, it offers after imaging roll forward and replication for environments that require high availability or powerful disaster recovery in place.
Read Joseph Toss, PMP's full review

OpenEdge Scorecard Summary

About OpenEdge

Categories:  Embedded Database

OpenEdge Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No