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What is Manifold Release 9?
Release 9 is a new GIS and spatial data engineering experience that blends spatial and non-spatial data to enable data discovery, analysis and management by experts and non-experts alike, together with superb GIS editing and presentation capabilities. Everything involves location and anything involving location is only as good as the quality of the spatial data you utilize. Release 9 provides the world's finest GIS for insuring that your spatial data unleashes your insights with superior quality, speed and bulletproof accuracy.
Connect to almost any data imaginable, from enterprise DBMS servers to file databases to web servers to file formats. Release 9 handles an almost unlimited range of data types in tables, vector data, raster data, drawings, maps and images. You can manipulate, analyze, visualize, discover and slice and dice your data within Release 9 or in-place in your preferred storage.
See Release 9 technology in action Watch the Select and Transform in a Neolithic Relics Database YouTube video of Manifold Viewer enabling interactive selection and transformation using point and click dialogs, to help find Neolithic relics in France.
Access, clean, prepare, blend, visualize, analyze and transform data from many different data sources at once, including Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, DB2 and many more using point-and-click templates that preview the result before you commit. Use the full power of parallel SQL, asking Release 9 to write queries for you or writing your own. Pull data from your enterprise database, manipulate it in place or push a blend of data into your corporate database from other sources. Automate tasks with the most powerful array of scripting languages in any spatial data tool.
Apply the effortless, easy power of Release 9 point-and-click dialogs or the infinite power of automatically parallel Release 9 SQL. Release 9 unleashes the full power of all the CPU cores in your system and automatically launches massively parallel computations using thousands of available GPU cores for supercomputer computational performance unmatched by any other GIS or spatial engineering tool. Nothing else comes close.
How is Release 9 different from a Classic GIS?
Release 9 provides several revolutionary advances over classic GIS:
True Parallel Processing- Only Release 9 provides genuine, automatic, always-on parallel processing to use all of the CPU cores and GPU cores in your system. No other GIS does that. Don't be fooled by fake marketing claims: Some vendors misleadingly claim "multi-core" capability when they really mean that only a single task can run in background on only one core, with no ability to dispatch a big job to many cores running on that same job at the same time. Only Release 9 delivers true parallel processing, automatically dispatching big jobs to many cores running at the same time on the same job for genuine parallel speed. DBMS sophistication built into the GIS- Release 9 adds profound data-centric capabilities to the presentation-centric approach taken by classic GIS. most classic GIS products have woefully unsophisticated and weak DBMS and data analytic capabilities. They do not come anywhere near what modern spatial data engineering requires of a GIS. Release 9 eliminates that glaring weakness by providing massively competent DBMS and spatial data capabilities as an integral part of the GIS itself. Fresh start with modern code- Release 9 has been written entirely by Manifold from the ground up in a fresh start without recycling ancient code. The Radian database engine at the heart of 9 is a genuinely new and fresh implementation using the latest software techologies for producing reliable, high-performance and maintainable code. Classic GIS usually includes code going back decades that limits any progress to superficial changes. There's no way to re-write millions of lines of spaghetti code to parallelize a classic package. You have to start fresh. Genuine User Interface Advances- A classic GIS marketing strategy is to take the same ancient program and give it a facelift with new icons and a ribbon interface for exactly the same old commands, just rearranged to give the appearance of something new. That's a fake use interface upgrade. Release 9 uses the phenomenal speed of parallel processing to introduce genuinely new and useful user interface advances such as always-on, automatic previews of what a command is going to do, non-modal panes for free-form flexibility instead of modal dialogs that capture your mouse, and many more advances to provide a user interface that is very fast and highly effective. Dramatically Better Quality and Reliability- Classic GIS packages sold into a captive customer base often leave quality as an afterthought: the flagship "new generation" GIS from one major vendor has such poor quality users report not being able to go more than a few days without crashes. The pressure to move a product along with insufficient resources also leads to practises like building a product on third party libraries, which call other libraries that in turn call yet other libraries, all of which were written by different, often unknown, authors of varying skill levels over many years. That results in a structure that becomes impossible to maintain without significant errors accumulating and which takes forever to repair when bugs are discovered. Release 9 was designed from the beginning for exceptional quality, and built by a single team to run for years without error, using rational internal structures that enable rapid and quick fixes when any bugs are found. Release 9's investment into non-negotiable, total quality with zero bug tolerance is one major reason why Release 9 is so totally crashproof, unlike the constant crashes and weird problems that have become the new normal in classic GIS.
How is Release 9 different from Radian Studio?
Radian Studio is Manifold's spatial data engineering tool for GIS and DBMS that makes the parallel power of the Radian engine available to experts and non-experts alike. It has been deprecated in favor of Release 9 since Manifold Release 9 is a much larger superset of Radian Studio. Release 9 includes all Radian Studio capabilities plus hundreds more capabilities required for GIS and more interactive use.
Between August and December, 2017, Radian Studio evolved into Manifold 9 in a community-driven process using the Manifold Future series of open beta builds. In less than four months over 300 cited release note items for various Future builds, which in turn incorporate hundreds of improvements, transformed the product from a DBMS-centric spatial data engineering tool into the opening phase of Manifold's next generation GIS product, Release 9.
The community-driven process continues with two or three Cutting Edge builds per week, now known as Release 9 Edge, to add hundreds more improvements per month as Release 9 expands with more and more features and capabilities for interactive GIS use, cartography and presentation. In addition, Release 9 continues to add hundreds of more features for yet more performance, even more richness in spatial data engineering, greater connectivity and interoperability and ever more expanding support for standards and related technologies.
See the Recent Additions page for a list of over 300 release note items cited in Manifold Future builds between August and December, 2017. The list illustrates the rapid product evolution from Radian Studio to Release 9.
How Does Stronger DBMS Capability Help?
Classic GIS products, like Manifold Release 8, ESRI products, or Pitney Bowes/MapInfo, tend to focus on presentation and visuals, but usually with weaker data capabilities. Of the major professional or enterprise GIS products only Manifold's Release 8 GIS has a full spatial SQL, for example. But even Manifold GIS at the Release 8 level is not a DBMS engine like Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL Server or Manifold's Release 9.
The state of the art in spatial work today is that to get the most out of your spatial data you need both worlds: a presentation-centric, classic GIS like Manifold Release 8 or ESRI plus a data-centric product like Oracle or PostgreSQL to handle data that is difficult or impossible to do in classic GIS. That is especially true for organizations using DBMS like Oracle or PostgreSQL to store spatial data, where spatial data engineering requires simultaneous GIS and DBMS power in a triangle of power between spatial engineering, data storage and GIS presentation.
Classic GIS products are hobbled by having insufficient DBMS capability within the GIS to keep up with external DBMS servers or to provide the sophisticated interfaces required. By integrating the world's most advanced spatial data engine within the GIS itself, Release 9 can bring to bear the sophistication and raw power required to either do massive GIS and spatial work entirely within Release 9 or to keep up as a fully competent partner to take advantage of your organization's data stored in premium DBMS products such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, DB2, and others.
See Release 9 technology in action Watch the Maryland LiDAR REST Server YouTube video showing the LiDAR data set illustrated below. Try it yourself with Manifold Viewer.
Going far beyond DBMS sophistication, Release 9 implements absolutely all capabilities using full CPU and GPU parallelism to provide astonishing speed far beyond what legacy GIS can accomplish, often accomplishing in seconds what even a premium legacy GIS like ESRI's ArcGIS Pro cannot do in hours. ArcGIS Pro is a fine product, but it is not a fully parallel product like Release 9. A non-parallel product like ArcGIS Pro will use only 1/8th of the power of your computer. Fully parallel Release 9 will use all of the power of your computer to provide dramatically faster speed. When Release 9 unleashes the supercomputer power of GPU, Release 9 can run hundreds of times faster than non-parallel ESRI products. You need real parallel power to keep up with the demands of high performance data analytics and to be a competent partner with modern, enterprise DBMS servers.
Use Release 9 to manipulate, to analyze and to transform your data in ways a legacy GIS cannot accomplish. That's what spatial data engineering is all about, a data-centric workflow that combines spatial wizardry with DBMS muscle to ensure your spatial data provides the best possible platform for your success. Use the GIS you already know and prefer to present the results, to create wonderful cartographic displays or to serve to the web or to an endless array of mobile gadgets. Working together the result is the success you want.
Is Release 9 Really New?
Yes. Release 9 has been created from the ground up as a single, unified, all-inclusive product. There is no need to buy anything extra or to play system integrator cobbling together third party packages. Release 9 includes everything you need in a single, hyper-modern package. Release 9 is not a fresh-looking GUI painted over older software. Instead, the Radian parallel database engine at the heart of Manifold Release 9 is totally new technology developed today using the latest advances in data science and massively parallel engineering. Neither Radian nor Release 9 has been cobbled together from third party code. Manifold's professional development team, with greater coding and algorithmic experience in massively parallel processing than any other spatial development team, created all of the Radian engine and Manifold Release 9 as a unified, powerful system providing "always on" parallel power for intense spatial and non-spatial data engineering.
Is Release 9 Reliable?
You bet. Release 9 is absolutely bulletproof, based as it is on the famously reliable and crashproof Radian engine. In years of beta testing followed by commercial use on four continents the Radian engine crashed just
"I had the pleasure to be part of the beta... The program was so bulletproof reliable that I had used it for production too..." - Beta tester
Even better, when bugs are found they are immediately fixed, typically in days, not months. Release 9's rapid cycle time using frequent Cutting Edge builds published to the user forum means that any bugs discovered can be eliminated in the very next build, usually within a few days.
See Release 9 technology in action Watch the Gulf Bathymetry YouTube video of Manifold Viewer opening a project file in 1/10th second that the US Government website providing the data warned will take ESRI software 30 minutes to open in the equivalent ESRI native format. That's thousands of times faster for Release 9. Viewer effortlessly hill shades and styles and re-projects on the fly 7.5 GB of ultra-high resolution bathymetry data for the Gulf of Mexico. Re-projection can take hours in other packages but Viewer and Release 9 do it on the fly, instantly. Release 9 never fails.
Release 9 also includes fault tolerant technology for Release 9 file management to guard against Windows failures or hardware failures. Release 9 may well be bulletproof but it knows your Windows system and hardware might fail.
Is Release 9 a Superset of Release 8? How do they Compare?
No. Release 9 is a completely new product with dramatically different capabilities, much advanced and new SQL, and a completely new API. Both Release 9 and Release 8 have been created by Manifold, the nomenclature and concepts are often the same or very similar, and Release 9 has many capabilities aimed at helping Release 8 users migrate to Release 9, but 9 and 8 are very different products. Release 9 has many capabilities Release 8 does not have, and Release 8 has many capabilities Release 9 does not have. That will change very soon as 9 continues to expand far beyond 8.
Release 8 is the most capable classic GIS there is, being the first GIS to fully implement spatial SQL, to provide a limited number of GPGPU parallel functions and so on. It is a truly fantastic product, but it does not have the parallel speed, vast capacity and power of 9. Release 8 does, however, have many thousands of features that facilitate interactive GIS use, cartography and presentation.
Release 9 comes from the more data-centric side of the art and has phenomenally greater capabilities than 8 for spatial data engineering, for working with very large data and for very rapid performance. However, compared to 8, Release 9 as of this writing has fewer features for interactive GIS use, cartography and presentation. 9 covers the basics in those areas but it does not contain endless lists of thousands of such features as 8 does.
Release 9 is rapidly overtaking Release 8 in interactive GIS, cartography and presentation features. Already users report that in most key workflows, such as creation and printing of print layouts, 9 is far better than 8, delivering much easier and more efficient workflows and dramatically better results. The community driven engineering effort now aims primarily at interactive GIS features such as editing, cartographic features such as labeling and various other presentation features, so at the rate of hundreds of improvements per month and dozens of new features every week it is clear a mild preference for 9 in those areas will soon become an overwhelming preference for 9 over 8.
The intent of that community effort, however, is not to clone a mature product like 8 but to use the lessons learned from 8 in creating the best possible product using new technology for 2018 and onward. Release 8 includes numerous features which are rarely used or which can be dramatically improved using newer technology made available in 9. A big focus of 9 is a clean, clear interface, and using the experience from 8 and other GIS packages to deliver those tools that people use all the time without clutter from buttons and features that are never used.
Experienced Manifold users report that 9 already has moved so far beyond 8 they much prefer to use Release 9 instead of Release 8. For all that progress there are still some tools in 8 not yet in 9 that a few users require. Community consensus seems to be that at the current rate of 9 evolution those tools will appear in early 2018 and even those few users will no longer use 8. However, 8 continues to be a phenomenally popular product and no doubt will continue in use for many years.
What is Planned for 9?
In the near term the main focus is expanded feature set for interactive GIS use, cartography and presentation, using Cutting Edge builds in a cycle of improvements to each area.
A typical cycle of Cutting Edge builds focusses on a given operational theme with each new build, for example, with one build focussed on editing and interactive selection tools such as a wider range of snap options, more editing tools for object building and a wider range of selection tools, the next build focussed on formatting such as label and object styles, the next build focussed on cartography with features for things like improved label overlap resolution, and the next build focussed on presentation with things like advances in print layouts. After a cycle providing 20 or 30 improvements in each such area another cycle begins with a series of builds returning to each such area in turn to add yet more capabilities. That approach is easier for the community to digest and to critique than a single mega-build every three weeks with hundreds of new features in many areas at once.
In addition are hundreds of improvements and features such as new formats, new data sources, new classes of web servers, bug fixes, new interchange capabilities and much more. In addition to the areas above, on deck for January are major expansions in raster processing, raster selection, raster transformations and raster styling. The community driven engineering process tends to deliver a healthy mix of more technical features such as query and scripting aides along with more general items that everyone enjoys, like moving map GPS connectivity and dramatically enhanced location awareness through server connectivity. Very rich commentary from the Manifold community drives implementation of the many wonderful things the raw power of Release 9 technology makes possible.
Looking beyond the next month or two and further into 2018, Release 9 will likely evolve additional major capabilities including IMS for web publication and massively distributed editions that can run on thousands of computers at once. It's all good!
I use ESRI today and have massive amounts of data in Oracle. Can Release 9 help?
Yes. Release 9 has been designed to play well with and to enhance whatever technology you currently use for spatial data. Storing your spatial data in ESRI geodatabases? Cool. Release 9 will make it better. Using Oracle or SQL Server for your spatial data? Release 9 will bring a wealth of analytic power ease to increase the value of your investment while making you look like a hero for the effortless improvement in quality and productivity. Choosing a stack with PostgreSQL and open source tools for users and the web? Release 9 will enhance that experience and make life far easier for you. Release 9 is completely agnostic: whether you store your data in the hyper fast Release 9 engine or within whatever storage you now use, the same capabilities are cheerfully there at your fingertips.
Is Manifold Release 9 a Database Server?
Desktop users often use Release 9 as a personal DBMS, but IT users of enterprise products like Oracle or PostgreSQL would describe Release 9 as a very powerful client database engine. Release 9 has its own built-in, parallel database engine, the better to keep up with enterprise DBMS servers like Oracle to which Release 9 connects, but Release 9 is not intended as a replacement for an organization's database server. Instead, Release 9 enhances the value of existing servers.
Release 9's value in IT comes mainly from exceptionally easy ability to connect to and integrate with brand-name DBMS servers, faster analysis using built-in parallelism including parallel SQL, extensive scripting and unmatched sophistication and ease of use working with spatial data, whether the task is a massively complex spatial engineering query involving many functions and millions of objects, or just a simple Extract/Transform/Load operation transferring data from one source to another. Release 9's database engine has constraints and Release 9's SQL is genuinely superb with many advanced features such as the ability to define and use functions, but Release 9 does not provide transactions or some other features expected in a major database server like Oracle.
On the desktop many users will employ Release 9 as a DBMS. Release 9's native storage provides high speed and huge capacity on the desktop, with pass-through nesting of project hierarchies that can provide easy access to a vast array of formats and petabytes of external storage through a single Release 9 project. Users will often employ Release 9 either as a file database system or will connect to Release 9 via the Release 9 ODBC driver to gain capabilities which some other application may lack. A package which cannot connect to some format or data source that Release 9 can access can form an ODBC connection to a Release 9 project that includes that data source.
For example, some GIS packages cannot handle a mix of object types (areas, lines, points, etc.) within the same layer. Release 9 can, and Release 9 can connect to a data source that contains such mixed object types. A Release 9 query could on the fly extract separate objects types and present that on the fly extraction through ODBC for the more limited GIS to use, as if the data source did not contain a mix of object types.
Is Manifold Release 9 a GPU DBMS?
Yes, as most people use the term. A GPU DBMS is a DBMS that uses many GPU cores in parallel to increase the speed of database operations such as the speed of an SQL query engine. Release 9 certainly does that, with the added distinction of providing a more complete and more sophisticated SQL than some other GPU DBMS products.
Release 9 also differs from some other GPU DBMS packages in that Release 9 is not only GPU parallel but also simultaneously runs manycore CPU parallel as well and Release 9 will automatically shift execution back and forth between massively parallel GPU and manycore parallel CPU. Depending on the number of CPU cores available, some operations can run faster when parallelized to manycore CPU than dispatched to GPU cores: Release 9's on the fly parallel architecture optimizers choose what is the best mix of GPU parallelism or CPU parallelism or both to use for each task and subtask as it runs.
Some GPU DBMS products run exclusively as in-memory databases and thus require specialized hardware. Release 9 runs on standard Windows desktops, using parallelism to increase performance even when disk storage is involved, as it is in real life for most applications. Release 9's mix of manycore parallel CPU plus massively parallel GPU helps achieve maximum speed in real world applications on standard systems.
Is Manifold Release 9 based on Hadoop or Spark?
No. Release 9 is entirely original work from the ground up. Systems like Hadoop and Apache Spark are wonderful software to which Release 9 is happy to connect in various settings but Release 9 does not use either for parallel computations. To extract maximum performance on desktop systems Release 9's internal architecture has to integrate manycore CPU parallelism and GPU parallelism with all other parts of the system, such as parallel data access and optimizations for very fast visualization of big data that reach across the system.
Does Release 9 apply DAG or MapReduce for Internal Parallel Execution?
DAG, given the generality of the term, Directed Acyclic Graphs. Release 9 parallelizes big jobs by splitting them into parts so different parts can be done by different computing nodes. Those nodes are connected to each other so they do indeed form a graph and can be analyzed as a graph. Those connections ("edges" in graph theoretic nomenclature) are not symmetric in that info getting passed in either direction over an edge is different: the graph is directed. Last, there are no loops in how Release 9 uses that graph so the graph is acyclic. Describing how Release 9 internally directs parallel computational flow as anything other than a directed acyclic graph or DAG is inaccurate. But it may not be as useful as a simple description in ordinary language:
Release 9 has a sophisticated query engine with a very high degree of modularity. Big tasks get split into small tasks, which get sent to different computation nodes. Some of those nodes, potentially many thousands of nodes, can be GPGPU cores, and those GPGPU cores can be different types of cores from different GPUs. Some of those nodes, also potentially thousands but more likely only a few dozen or few hundred, can be CPU cores. Computational nodes also can be external databases like PostgreSQL. The query engine can split the work between any and all such nodes so that they run in parallel. In addition to the query engine Release 9 has a big roster of built-in SQL functions, both spatial and non-spatial, which all work within that parallel scheme and there is a rich set of facilities to add very involved custom functions for execution within SQL using scripts in .NET or V8.
Manifold has very rich experience at graph theory: Manifold's very first commercial product 25 years ago was the General Graph Facilities (GGF) library providing hundreds of programming functions for working with graphs.
Can Release 9 Parallelize and Stabilize Third Party Products?
No. For interoperability Release 9 uses products from other companies, such as ESRI's GDB geodatabase SDK, Microsoft's MDB drivers, optional use of GDAL and so on. None of those products are parallel like Release 9 and the technologies they use in general are not as bulletproof as Release 9 technology and native Release 9 formats. For example, because ESRI's GDB code is not thread safe Release 9 cannot parallelize use of ESRI GDB geodatabases the way Release 9 data stores can be parallelized. Likewise, connecting to ESRI GDB requires using an ESRI product, the ESRI SDK, to connect to an ESRI format - resulting in ESRI levels of stability. Release 9's reputation for never crashing applies to Release 9 code, not to third party products used with Release 9.
Is Manifold Release 9 a desktop, mobile, or web app?
Manifold Release 9 is a Windows application that installs and runs on your desktop computer or portable computer or tablet running Windows. See the Requirements page for hardware and software requirements.
Is the price an annual rental or a fully-paid license fee?
The price is a fully-paid license. For current pricing see the Products page.
What are the licensing requirements?
Release 9 is licensed similar to standard Microsoft and other desktop applications. One license allows use on one desktop machine plus a portable computer. see the Licensing page.
When will Manifold Release 9 be Available?
Release 9 is available now as a pre-release build with official production issued in January, 2018. You can buy a Release 9 license on the Online Store right now and be running Release 9 within minutes. Release 9 licenses sold beginning in December, 2017, are full Release 9 licenses that authorize use of all Release 9 pre-release builds, all Cutting Edge Release 9 builds, the official release published in January, and all free Release 9 updates from January into the future.
What is the difference between the Pre-release and Official Release?
Primarily the price. Buying a Release 9 license now at pre-release pricing is a big savings over the regular price that will apply after official release in January, 2018. Whenever you buy, you'll still have exactly the same access to Cutting Edge builds that are coming out two or three times a week and adding hundreds of features per month. When so many new features are being added at such a rapid pace there is no significant difference from a technical perspective from the pre-release and the official release for Cutting Edge users. The official release will simply bundle up all the hundreds of features added in Cutting Edge builds into a self-executable .exe (instead of a portable installation as Cutting Edge builds normally use), remove the "Cutting Edge" caption on the splash screen and increase the price. If you want the latest and most powerful advances as soon as possible, or if you just want a lower price, go with the pre-release today. The "pre-release" description is slightly misleading as most advanced Manifold users have long ago switched to Release 9 when it was known as "Manifold Future."
What is the status of Radian Studio?
Radian Studio is the spatial data engineering product built on the Radian engine and released in early 2017. It's a perfect product for DBMS-centric users who need Radian power for their spatial data engineering. In the second half of 2017 in a series of community-driven "Manifold Future" builds the Radian Studio product morphed into Manifold Release 9 as hundreds of more GIS-centric improvements were added. Release 9 now is a superset of Radian Studio, a tremendously improved product that includes all Radian Studio spatial engineering features plus many hundreds more GUI and other features essential to GIS. Radian Studio now is being deprecated in favor of Release 9. If you have a Radian Studio license you should take advantage of the special offer to trade in your Radian Studio license for a Release 9 license.
How did Release 9 come to be created?
In the DBMS world there are plenty of integrated servers like Oracle or PostgreSQL, but all have been created as the basis of their own DBMS ecosystems, not as tools for working with other DBMS environments as much as their own. Existing DBMS products have also been created for superior performance with very many, relatively small transactions. They don't do as well with the huge transactions typical of spatial work, and given their focus on their own worlds they don't work particularly well as instruments for general purpose spatial engineering using other data sources. None of the existing DBMS products has anywhere near the spatial capabilities of Release 9
Even worse, for all their highly evolved capability and indisputable power and quality, traditional DBMS platforms are built on older technology. None were created from the ground up for total parallelism handling 32 CPU cores and 5000 GPU cores on a desktop. That technology did not exist decades ago when the flagship DBMS products were created. None of them have Release 9's automatic, always-on CPU and GPU parallelism to handle the computationally "fat" analytics typical of spatial work. You can't glue that technology onto an old core. It has to be built in from the very beginning.
Release 9 was created from the ground up for today's world where location information is as important as a vast flow of small transactions. Today, it's not just about processing a small-data credit card transaction quickly in a flow of millions of small transactions. Today we want more, to data mine the location knowledge of where those transactions occur and what the spatial relationships inferred from transactions tell us about our customers and our opportunities.
To build Release 9 the Manifold engineering team built from the ground up the world's first database engine, the Radian engine, to use modern, always-on, automatic parallelism to handle the large, complex, big data transactions of spatial engineering. Given years of experience creating GIS products, including creating the first commercial application of any kind to deliver automatic GPU parallelism, the Manifold team knew the unique and challenging requirements of spatial data. To support spatial engineering, Release 9 includes the world's most sophisticated, most powerful and most reliable Spatial SQL, delivering an unmatched breadth and depth of functions, all within an SQL query engine that automatically parallelizes queries for dispatch into multiple CPU cores and thousands of GPU cores.
At the same time, Manifold's experience in GIS taught the importance of connecting to hundreds of different data sources, DBMS servers, file databases, web server sources and an endless array of file formats, from an Excel spreadsheet created yesterday to Department of Defense military data encoded decades ago. Manifold ensured that Release 9 can connect to virtually any data source on the planet. If the data exists, you can get at it with Release 9. Run Release 9 and leverage everything.
Manifold Viewer is a read-only subset of Manifold Release 9. Although Viewer cannot write projects or save edited data back out to the original data sources, Viewer provides phenomenal capability to view and to analyze almost all possible different types of data in tables, vector geometry, raster data, drawings, maps and images from thousands of different sources. Manifold Viewer delivers a truly useful, Release 9 technology tool you can use for free to experience Release 9 power firsthand. See Viewer in action Watch the Manifold Viewer Introduction YouTube video.
Save on Release 9! Manifold special offers end at midnight GMT on 31 January 2018:
- Buy Manifold 9 Universal
31 January 2018and get a $250 discount off the regular price of $595 for a total price of only $345. Your Release 9 Universal license runs 64 bits and 32 bits and never expires, allowing immediate use of Manifold Release 9 Pre-release builds, all Release 9 Cutting Edge builds and all Release 9 production builds at Universal level now and in the future.
- Buy the two product bundle of Manifold 9 Universal plus Manifold 8.00 Universal x64 before
31 January 2018and get a $295 discount off the regular, combined price of $840 for a total price of only $545.
- Trade in an unbundled Radian Studio serial number on a Manifold 9 Universal license
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- Acquired your Radian Studio license in a bundle with Release 8.00 Universal? Trade in a bundled Radian Studio serial number on a Manifold 9 Universal plus Manifold 8.00 Universal x64 bundle
31 January 2018to acquire the bundle for a total price of only $125. The new Release 9 license will replace your old Radian Studio license, and the new Release 8.00 Universal license will replace the old Release 8.00 Universal license.
Radian Studio licensees: Cutting Edge builds issued before Release 9 will time out soon. A Release 9 serial number will be required for all new Cutting Edge builds, including the current Release 9 Edge build. Release 9 Universal is a superset of Radian Studio with hundreds of more features and capabilities than Radian Studio. See the Recent Additions page for a partial list. Upgrade to 9 now to retain access to the latest and greatest capabilities at the lowest possible price.
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