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TigerLogic Corp.
Traded asOTC Pink: TIGR
IndustryInternet, Software
FoundedApril 17, 2008
Key people
Roger Rowe, Acting CEO/CFO
ProductsData Management and Rapid Application Deployment software
RevenueIncrease$13.9 million USD (2010)[1]
Number of employees
60+ (June 22, 2015)

TigerLogic Corporation designs, develops, sells and supports software infrastructure products. This software may be categorized into the following product lines: yolink search enhancement technology, XML Data Management Server (XDMS), Multidimensional Data Management System (MDMS) and Rapid Application Development (RAD) software tools.[2]


Incorporated in the State of Delaware in August 1987, the company was originally incorporated as Blyth Holdings, Inc. and the name was changed to Omnis Technology Corporation in September 1997. Effective December 1, 2000, the company completed the acquisition of PickAx, Inc., a Delaware corporation. Concurrent with the acquisition, the company changed the name from Pick Systems to Raining Data Corporation. On April 17, 2008, the company changed the name to TigerLogic Corporation.[2] The company relocated its headquarters to Portland, Oregon, in June 2015.[3]

The principal asset of PickAX is PICK Systems acquired from the estate of Richard Pick, the founder of Pick Systems. PICK Systems was incorporated in California in November 1982[4]

  • 2000: Definitive merger agreement between Omnis and PICK. Name changes to Raining Data Corporation integrating two companies to create an enterprise to take advantage of emerging trends in cross-platform, web-enabled, data intensive business applications.[5]
  • 2002: Raining Data, a long time provider of scalable data management software focuses company on XML market initiatives with new XML data management solutions that streamline access to a variety of critical business data.[6]
  • 2002: Raining Data announces the developer release of TigerLogic XML Data Management Server (XDMS) V1.0 on Windows 2000 and Windows XP Platforms.[7]
  • 2003: Availability of TigerLogic XDMS 1.1. supports Solaris, Windows 2000 and Windows XP environments and includes patent-pending technology that significantly boosts the performance and efficiency of data architectures.[8]
  • 2007: Major new 3.0 release of TigerLogic XDMS software now supports the January 2007 W3C XQuery 1.0 specification[9] and an XQuery API for Java[9] interface.
  • 2008: TigerLogic announces new Web search product called Yolink, an Internet browser-based application that enhances the search experience of any popular search engine or Web page; company changes name from Raining Data.[10]
  • 2009: TigerLogic Corporation Releases Yolink 3.1 with Google Docs and Diigo Integration.[11]
  • 2009: TigerLogic Corporation Unveils Yolink 1.0 Developer Beta for Google Chrome Browser, with Google Docs Integration.[12]
  • 2010: TigerLogic Announces Major Releases of Its Next-Generation Database Management System.[13]
  • 2010: TigerLogic Announces Release of Mobile Apps Development Tool for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.[14]
  • 2010: TigerLogic Launches PostPost, a Real-Time Facebook Newspaper.[15]
  • 2011: TigerLogic Launches PostPost App in Google Chrome Web Store.[16]
  • 2011: TigerLogic Launches Postano, a Social Media Postcasting Platform[17]
  • 2012: Tigerlogic signs definitive agreement to acquire mobile app publisher Storycode, Inc.[18]
  • 2013: Rocket Software Acquires TigerLogic's MultiValue Database Business.[19]
  • 2014: TigerLogic Announces Appointment of Brad Timchuk as CEO and Justin Garrity as President [20]
  • 2016: Sells off the Omnis part of the business and announced it would wind-up operations, dissolving as of October 31, 2016.[21]

Products and services[edit]

Many of the company’s products are based on the Pick Universal Data Model (“Pick UDM”), which the company created, and are capable of handling data from many sources. The Pick UDM is a core component across the XDMS and MDMS product lines.[2]

Beginning in 2001, the company began an extensive effort to leverage the time-proven Pick UDM and core intellectual property to create the TigerLogic technology product line, which includes:

  • An Internet browser-based search application called "yolink" designed to enhance the search experience and productivity of any Web user (previously called Chunkit!)
  • An enterprise class XML Database Management Server for the emerging XML market to address the growing need for managing and querying native XML data and the ability to handle structured and unstructured data.[2]

TigerLogic Yolink[edit]

In April 2008, the company publicly released for beta testing an Internet browser-based search application.

In early 2009, the company re-designed and renamed the application to "yolink" (http://www.yolink.com)

TigerLogic says: "The perfect search add-on. Transform your favorite search engine into an information powerhouse. Yolink searches within the pages of your engine's results to find your search terms in context. Go beyond the links. Search Web pages and discover information conventional search tools may have never revealed. In addition to mining content on a webpage, yolink will mine all of the links on that page for information relevant to your search. Yolink highlights information in the context of its original Web page and on the right side of your browser. Eliminating the need to bounce between multiple windows. Share your findings effortlessly by clicking on the save and share link. An email message containing your valuable information and the original Web page address is instantly created and ready to send, or save in folders for future use. Go beyond conventional search and find commands. Yolink allows you to search lengthy reference manuals, PDFs, legal documents, contracts, and news sites quickly and effortlessly. Yolink is especially helpful with a multi-word search, because it can extract all of the relevant content surrounding any of your search terms and display it all at once." - Download.cnet.com

In November 2010, the company announced yolink for Safari.

TigerLogic Postano (formerly PostPost)[edit]

PostPost was launched in December 2010 and enabled users to quickly skim relevant passages of text shared by their Facebook friends and sort shared content by type.[22]

In June 2011, Tigerlogic announced the release of Postano, an evolution of their former product PostPost. The Postano platform allows brands to consolidate all of their best social media and news activity from across the Web and incorporate posts seamlessly on their websites.[17]

In November 2013, Tigerlogic announced the release of Postano 2.0, a significant update to the social curation, fan engagement, and visualization platform.[23] With Postano 2.0, brands can curate and publish the best content into social hubs, event displays, in-store displays, command centers, and within mobile apps.

TigerLogic XML Data Management Server (XDMS)[edit]

TigerLogic XDMS is an enterprise native XML database management server with both data- and document-centric capabilities. The TigerLogic XDMS difference comes from its core technology: a data model that is optimal for managing and storing any kind of XML or non-XML data and its extensible XQuery Engine.

Rapid Application Development (RAD) Tools[edit]

The company’s RAD products support the full life cycle of software application development and are designed for rapid prototyping, development, and deployment of Graphical user interface (“GUI”) client/server and Web applications.

The company's TigerLogic Dashboard product is a development tool to produce graphical reports of real-time business intelligence via dashboard widgets. The TigerLogic Dashboard enables developers of the D3 multidimensional database management system to select and present critical business data, that's distributed throughout the database environment, to be presented in intuitive and Web-based graphical interfaces.

Multidimensional Databases (MDMS)[edit]

The MDMS product line consists principally of the D3 database management system (“D3”), which runs on many operating systems, such as IBM AIX, Linux and Microsoft Windows. Latest release includes bundled support for both .NET and Java development environments; and support for integration with the TigerLogic XDMS product.

In addition to standard development libraries Tigerlogic has just released a MVS toolkit to enable the development of web services on their D3 and Mentor(MVbase) Products. This tool kit is free to customers with a support contract.

On November 18, 2013, Rocket Software announced its acquisition of the MDMS and D3 products from TigerLogic.[24]

External links[edit]


On February 14, 2002, the company restated financial statements downward by about $2 million to reflect accounting misapplications regarding acquisitions in 2000.[25]


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  2. ^ a b c d "TigerLogic Corporation" (PDF).
  3. ^ Spencer, Malia (June 15, 2015). "Portland lands a headquarters as California firm makes move official". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Raining Data Fiscal Year 2002" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Omnis Technology Corporation And Pick Systems Complete Merger".
  6. ^ "Raining Data Aligns Management Team to Drive New Business Opportunities".
  7. ^ "Raining Data Announces the Developer Release of its TigerLogic XML Data Management Server".
  8. ^ "Raining Data Announces Production Release of TigerLogic XML Data Management Server".
  9. ^ a b "Raining Data Announces Major New 3.0 Release of TigerLogic XML Data Management Server".
  10. ^ "TigerLogic Announces New Web Search Product to Debut in Coming Weeks; Company Changes Name from Raining Data".
  11. ^ "TigerLogic Corporation Releases Yolink 3.1 with Google Docs and Diigo Integration".
  12. ^ "TigerLogic Corporation Unveils Yolink 1.0 Developer Beta".
  13. ^ "TigerLogic Announces Major Releases of Its Next-Generation Database Management System".
  14. ^ "TigerLogic Announces Release of Mobile Apps Development Tool for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch".
  15. ^ "TigerLogic Launches PostPost, a Real-Time Facebook Newspaper".
  16. ^ "TigerLogic Launches PostPost App in Google Chrome Web Store".
  17. ^ a b http://www.tigerlogic.com/tigerlogic/company/press/postano.jsp
  18. ^ http://www.tigerlogic.com/tigerlogic/company/press/storycode.jsp
  19. ^ "Rocket Software Acquires TigerLogic's MultiValue Database Business".
  20. ^ http://www.tigerlogic.com/tigerlogic/company/press/2014_09_08.jsp
  21. ^ Giegerich, Andy (October 19, 2016). "5 things to know for Wednesday, and Oregon loses another public company - Portland Business Journal". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  22. ^ http://www.tigerlogic.com/tigerlogic/company/press/120710_postpost_press_release.jsp
  23. ^ http://www.tigerlogic.com/tigerlogic/company/press/2013_11_20.jsp
  24. ^ http://www.rocketsoftware.com/news/rocket-software-acquires-multivalue-database-business-tigerlogic
  25. ^ "Raining Data to restate financials down by $2 million".