Unix Mumps

Unix MUMPS, undertaken in 1984 – prior to the founding of PFCS, is one of the original Unix projects initiated by founder Harlan Stenn.


MUMPS is a powerful string manipulation language with an embedded database. It is best suited for applications that store and access large, random databases and capable of providing arbitrary precision arithmetic, unlimited subscript, data, and variable storage. PFCS’ Unix MUMPS is a high-performance, well-integrated MUMPS implementation for Unix that exceeds the ANSI X11.1-1990 MUMPS Standard.

Industry- and task-relevant applications of Unix MUMPS include: health care, accounting and finance, manufacturing and inventory control, telemarketing, shipping, publications libraries, law enforcement, facilities management, office automation, human resources management, full-text search and retrieval, sales management and order tracking, and computer-based instruction.

From single-user workstations to heterogeneous networks supporting thousands of users, PFCS Corporation’s advanced distributed database technology can be configured to provide 24 hour data availability with no down-time for backups. Simple network management allows automated reconfiguration of resources in the event of component failure.


End-User Information

PFCS Corporation’s Unix MUMPS Software Package is geared toward the end user. Basic technical information and installation documentation is provided. An annual Update Service provides free software updates. We encourage users to purchase the annual Update Service to ensure that they receive the increased performance, features and reliability they deserve.

A Developer Support Package is available. It provides telephone support and additional documentation, software, and utilities that are often of great benefit to applications developers.

Developer Information

The Unix MUMPS Developer Support Package is designed for applications developers. These applications developers can be an in-house team developing software for internal use or a group developing software for resale.

The Developer Support Package provides a MUMPS/C interface library software, developer support utilities, e-mail technical support for two people for one year, and documentation support tools.

Telephone support is available separately.

Supported Platforms

Unix MUMPS may be obtained on a wide variety of platforms.