Colbert is a product of Colbert Databases BV.
Colbert Databases BV was founded in 1990 and previously mainly focused on the development of database tools for academic hospitals in the Netherlands. These tools enabled the academic hospitals to access their non-relational with SQL.
In recent years, all academic hospitals have been migrated to a more modern information system. The Colbert tools were also used successfully for this migration.
Colbert Databases BV launched a new database management system in 2019:
The product is also called Colbert and it gives your data and the method of data analysis a new look.
We take most things for granted. And most of the time, that is just fine, because if you don’t, you might go crazy.
But sometimes it is very useful to ask yourself that question: “Is that right?” or “Is there no simpler solution?” And then you sometimes come to surprising new insights.
We have always asked these question as a guiding principle in Colbert’s development. For example, we asked ourselves: why can’t you store formulas in database fields? Why do you need a separate product for data normalisation? Why are there so many text manipulation functions and am I still not able to do what I want? Why can’t I define a generic function?
We are quick to look for solutions within our known areas. But sometimes there are much more beautiful solutions outside these areas, better and simpler.
Problems are sometimes quite complex. But that is never an excuse to come up with a complicated solution.
By looking at a problem from a completely different perspective, there is sometimes an unexpected simple solution.
In september 2019 Colbert had a stand at the Big Data Expo in Utrecht.
We also gave a talk titled:
New possibilities in data analysis with formulas stored in database fields: simple, powerful and innovative.
The sheets of this talk can be found here.