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Company:
MB Foster
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Location:
  • 82 Main St S
  • CHESTERVILLE, ON
  • K0C1H0

Contact Information

Telephone:
613-448-2333
Alternate Telephone:
800-267-9377
Fax:
613-448-2588
Email:
info@mbfoster.com
Year Established:
1977-12-01
Industries Classification:
541510  Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Updated on:
2016-12-15,  Industry Canada
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MB Foster

Company Profile

Founded in 1977, MB Foster and its staff have had the pleasure of working behind the scenes with many Fortune 1000 companies. We produce products to automate complex data challenges like migrations, synchronizations, and integrations. On top of the automation tools, our team also has decades of expertise and experience that can help teach your staff how to solve these problems on their own. Finally, we work with the Federal Government to provide data migration solutions for the migration to SSC. As of December 2016, we have completed 4 successful engagements with 3 different departments. Our migration toolset was found to be up to 86% faster than than alternative software.

Products/Services

  • MBF-UDALink-UX MBF-UDALink-UX provides a fast and flexible data access and delivery solution for the HP-UX. Our experience in data access gained over 30 years was applied to UDALink-UX and covers all the bases; ODBC/JDBC client server access and a report-writer, enabling every member of an organization to have access to data at the touch of a finger.

  • MBF-UDACentral MBF-UDACentral's Workbench and Server - an open, user friendly solution focused on identifying, accessing and transforming data while mitigating risk. Whether your requirement is based on data migration, data marting or simply data access, UDACentral is a powerful multi-platform solution that will help you get the job done. Its efficiency, breadth of functionality and applicability make it the optimal choice for all your data transformation needs. MBF-UDACentral migrates data in multi-database environments consisting of ORACLE, SYBASE, MySQL, INGRES, CACHE, Microsoft SQL Server, DB-2, Progress, PostgreSQL, EnterpriseDB (PostgrePlus), HP 3000 Image, Allbase, and Eloquence. The data mapper allows transformations via a point and click environment. The process is flexible, efficient and error free.

  • MBF-UDASynch Enterprises are awash in database information and contain untold amounts of valuable corporate data. Organizations that need this data on other platforms are faced with the challenge of how to replicate all changes to their data in real-time. UDASynch solves this problem by intercepting all changes to the database and replicating those changes to Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL Ingres, Sybase, Progress, PostgreSQL, EnterpriseDB (PostgrePlus),Eloquence or IBM DB2 relational databases. Real-time replication is often used to provide these capabilities: Duplicate all data on an existing business server to an identical target server so that the target server is immediately available for disaster recovery. Make data available on other database platforms. With data being constantly updated on these alternative platforms; additional skills, tools, and solutions can leverage the data to deliver critical business functions. Corporate web sites are often maintained by separate groups or even third parties. Constantly updated data can be provided to these groups, without any risk to your valuable business data.

  • MBF-UDALink-MPE MBF-UDALink is the most flexible and open solution for data access, reporting, transformation and delivery on the HP3000. Having over 34 years of experience in the HP3000 market makes UDALink a premier solution for ODBC/JDBC data access. No matter what the environment - MBF-UDALink can access your data.

  • MBF-ODBCLink-UX MBF-ODBCLink-UX architecture is based on the Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) protocol, to enable Windows applications to access relational databases.

  • MBF-JDBCLink-UX MBF-JDBCLink-UX is built on the J2EE standard. This standard is designed to simplify complex problems with the development, deployment and management of multi-tier enterprise solutions. Support for Java Beans, Enterprise Java Benas, Java Directory Naming Interface, and Java Transaction Service

  • MBF-Enterprise MBF-Enterprise provides built-in connectivity to data sources and applications across a distributed environment which can include different platforms, and networks as well as the internet. It provides a flexible, dependable infrastructure for web-enabling mainframe and other legacy solutions. The architecture takes advantage of distributed processing and industry standards such as XML, JCA, JDBC, ODBC and OLE DB.

  • MBF-DataMarts A MB Foster Data Mart opens up information to the entire organization. Rather than being locked away in silos, our Data Mart standardizes how information is communicated across your enterprise, operations, and people. Information that enables your people to add new lines of business, grow existing business, and drive profitability, while improving the customer experience. Available for Retail / Health Care / Manufacturning and custom applications

  • Application Migrations and Rehosting Applications are the lifeblood that makes your business flow. At MB Foster we have been helping customers manage applications for years, starting with data transformations and migrations in 1985. We work in manufacturing, retail, transportation, financial, healthcare, technology, government, education and not-for-profits assisting with successful management and migration of applications and data. With our experience, we have discovered that the lowest risk and most cost effective approach to migrations is to break the process down into these major steps: Assessment Detailed Plan Implementation

  • Eloquence Eloquence is an integrated application’s development and runtime environment. Developers can easily design and implement prototypes or customize existing programs easily. Eloquence is available for Windows NT, Linux and HP-UX. A graphical development environment is included on Windows platforms. This graphics development environment implements file sharing, making Eloquence independent of the availability of specific network files and overcoming limitations.

  • MPUX MPUX lets you take MPE with you All of the features you require to run, maintain and manage your HPe3000 application on another platform are included. Features have been emulated so perfectly, you may forget that your are using a new platform. MPUX provides complete emulation from intrinsics to the command interpreter. Applications are not isolated in the emulation environment, they have access to all native platform services. MPUX may also be used as a shell for an individual application remaining invisible to the users. Additionally, the intrinsics sub-system may be used individually.

  • Reveal Every organization has the need to capture and distribute thousands of report pages to their end users. They also struggle with how to do this cost effectively, while maintaining data security and remaining quick and efficient. Reveal is a highly effective a central repository of reports and documents accessible from standard Internet web browsers. It captures, catalogs, indexes and maintains output from multiple sources - mainframes, midrange and network-based platforms.

  • Fujitsu COBOL A COBOL compiler for Windows, UNIX and .NET

  • MBF-Scheduler MBF Scheduler delivers the robust job scheduling features for the Microsoft Windows Server platform without the need of a separate UNIX or Linux server. MBF Scheduler provides users with complete visibility and control over their data processing jobs making it easy for system administrators and operators to manage running jobs, view job output, schedule jobs, and maintaining complex dependencies and relationships between jobs.

  • MBF-UDAXpress UDAXpress is a versatile native application for the Windows platform and is capable of extracting, transforming, and loading data and files. UDAXpress was designed to handle the rigors of a large production processing environment while operating natively in an open systems environment. As a scripting language UDAXpress provides a command line utility, capable of extracting, sorting, reading, writing, copying, linking, editing, converting, exporting and updating data from relational databases and files.

  • Data Migration Data Migration should always be treated as a separate project and planned before an application is transitioned so that data can be prepared in advance of testing. Data presents special challenges as the skills, technologies and tactics are quite distinct from other projects. MB Foster begins every data migration project with a data assessment, as you're transitioning a business application and all the complexity that goes with it. During an assessment we examine existing processes, critical data sources, target environment, databases, determine scope, timeline, technologies, audit requirements and risk mitigation.

  • Decommissioning Legacy Data Since the inception of MB Foster, we have been the data experts. For decades we have worked with customers to understand, transform and deliver information from the data stores that our customers create. In addition to products that simplify data selection, extraction, and replication, we offer decommissioning services to insure that you can manage the lifecycle of information for as long and possible or as long as it is needed.

  • HP3000 Application Support Businesses that rely on their HP 3000 applications are faced with a critical gap in the needs of moving the business forward versus the availability of people trained in the HP 3000 environment. MB Foster Application Support Services provide customers running HP 3000 applications with peace of mind that their applications will run reliably forever

  • Software Selection All software applications have a life cycle. There are many challenges that an organization faces when it comes time to choose a new software application and a trusted partner to improve efficiencies and update the infrastructure that affect critical parts of your business. Since organizations only replace major applications every ten years or more it is rare to have the internal expertise or staff to choose and manage the transition to a new application.

  • Surveillance DB Surveillance DB? maximize overall system efficiency by reducing the time to identify and resolve database issues and tracking departmental usage. By utilizing essential tools for real-time monitoring, issue identification and resolution, rules-based event management, data repository and reporting, IT professionals can quickly detect and resolve problems before a crisis can affect availability. And with cross platform support for Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2-LUW databases that run on UNIX, Linux and Windows operating systems, Surveillance DB? provides an integrated offering for database administrators to manage multi-database, multi-OS system enterprises from a single source.

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