Version 5.1 includes the following enhancements:
A New Interface for Omnidex Administrators
Omnidex 5.1 provides a greatly improved interface for Omnidex Administrators. Omnidex Environment Files are created using standard SQL statements such as CREATE DATABASE and CREATE TABLE. Omnidex indexes are creating using standard statements such as CREATE INDEX, or even using additional syntax in the CREATE TABLE statement. Indexes are built using a new UPDATE INDEXES statement. All of these commands can be easily called from the OdxSQL utility, or programmatically from the ODBC and JDBC interfaces, greatly simplifying the installation of Omnidex. The old approaches – calling OACOMP and DBINSTAL – are still supported for backward compatibility.
Full Support for Omnidex Grids
Omnidex 5.1 provides support for Omnidex Grids in complex relational models. Omnidex Grids have been supported for many years; however, Omnidex 5.1 provides support for a much wider variety of queries in more complex relational models. Omnidex 5.1 also includes many optimizations to improve the parallel processing of queries.
Support for Common Oracle Functions
Omnidex 5.1 provides support for some of the more common Oracle SQL Functions, allowing existing Oracle-based applications to use Omnidex without converting to ANSI-standard SQL.
ODBC Support on Linux
Omnidex 5.1 extends support for all other ODBC Managers on Linux beyond UnixODBC.