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A relational database system by Software AG. While it was initially designed for large IBM mainframe systems (e.g. S/370 in the late 1970s), it has been ported to numerous other platforms over the last few years such as several flavors of Unix including AIX.

ADABAS stores its data in tables (and is thus "relational") but also uses some non-relational techniques, such as multiple values and periodic groups.


A database management system (DBMS) from Software AG, Reston, VA ( for IBM mainframes, VAXes, Unix and Windows. It is an inverted list DBMS with relational capabilities. A 4GL known as NATURAL plus text retrieval, GIS processing, SQL and distributed database functions are also available. Introduced in 1969, it was one of the first DBMSs.
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As the partnership between the two organizations grows, plans to embed further test data management features into the Adabas product will follow, including test data creation and generation, database subsetting and data coverage capabilities.
According to the company, Data Archiving for Adabas provides automated archiving functions and tools for search, verification, extraction, restore and recovery, helping organisations meet current and emerging data retention requirements, while reducing the load on the production database.
DPSync delivers Adabas data to relational databases in real time, providing immediate access without impacting Adabas performance.
But rather than acquire full rights to the Adabas D database technology, as SAP has implied, it turns out SAP was only given rights to the version of the database available at the time, release 6.
Software AG today announced the launch of Data Masking for Adabas, a solution created to enable Adabas customers to design and test applications using actual production data that has been altered to ensure the privacy and security of the data itself.
Event Analytics for Adabas leverages Apama Streaming Analytics, a market-leading platform for streaming analytics and intelligent automated action on fast-moving big data, to monitor live database events and report possible threats or initiate real-time security alerts and actions.
Our DB-Shuttle technology migrates Natural Adabas clients off the mainframe to Windows without impact to the business," said Scott Miller, CEO, President, ATERAS.
ATP provides the only alternative in the industry for a fast, efficient solution for moving Natural Adabas off the mainframe to Windows without impact to the business.
For decades Adabas and Natural have been at the pinnacle of high performance, high transaction volume, and high availability enterprise computing," said Paul Orme-Smith, Senior Vice President of Sales in North America for Software AG, "which is why Software AG continues to innovate and invest in the technologies to ensure our customers can themselves continue to leverage their core processing systems interoperably with the latest leading edge technologies as they evolve.
Developed more than two decades ago, the energy supplier's metering and billing application was based on Software AG mainframe technologies such as Natural, Adabas, Predict, and EntireX.
Worldwide Computer Products News-10 March 2004-New solution helps SQL application users get data from Software AG's Adabas database(C)1995-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
In a new agreement with fellow German software company Software AG, SAP has negotiated the rights to sell its version of the Adabas database to new customers, rather than to the existing customers it has been selling to over the last two years.