Evolution of FrontSQL, SBS’ Middleware Platform
FrontSQL began development in Silicon Valley in 1999 with version 1.0 released in 2001. Version 2.0 was refined to target small businesses and included innovative enterprise management solutions, automated website construction, and over 100 website templates for eCommerce, online magazine publishing, and online advertising solutions. During the period of 2002-2004, FrontSQL 3.0, hit the market with more advanced features including fully dynamic management, exceptionally powerful data models, and an automatic website template generator.
As user count climbed and customer needs increased, the development team found that they had to build more templates to satisfy customers' custom requirements. This resulted in problematic increases in end user training, platform management and maintenance. In order to optimize workflow while satisfying customers' changing needs, the development team broke through traditional software concepts focused on language tools and platform environment development leading to a breakthrough that made the information sorting function the central thrust of FrontSQL’s development.
After two years of continuous effort FrontSQL4.0 was released in 2004 with enhancements eCommerce customers, in particular, greeted with enthusiasm. Hsuginseng.com, for example, secured orders of over $10,000,000 from their FrontSQL-driven online retail service.
At the heart of FrontSQL4.0 was the adoption of Ajax technology popularized by the huge success of Google and Gmail. Riding this wave, B/S application software fulfilled some very unique functions for the first time. FrontLayout, the core module of this upgraded software, empowers Ajax to separate data, presentation, action, and commercial logic from each other, making its operation easier and the user interface much improved. By introducing the latest technology of Microsoft.NET, FrontSQL’s extension and integration functions improved along with faster, more stable and secure performance.
With the strong support of SOA, SAAS standards such as XML and Web Service, this system ensures better information interaction with third parties. FrontSQL competitive strategy is to stand on the shoulders of industry leader Microsoft to compete with technology suppliers.
Comprised of 30 core modules and thousands of dynamic templates, FrontSQL has wide application in eCommerce, portal websites, blogs, web 2.0, yellow page and other directories, BBS, intranets, and more. It provides enterprise, government, and individual users a comprehensive online solution for OA, KM, eLearning, CRM, ERP, SCM, HRM, CA, AM and other challenges. In addition, FrontSQL delivers customers and partners an excellent extranet solution along with integrated solutions for WAP, short messaging and VOIP Call centers.