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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.
At the Adabas & Natural Roadshow, Software AG will showcase three new additions to the Adabas and Natural product lines, and outline Software AG's vision and roadmap for Adabas and Natural going forward.
Adabas, Generation Data Groups (GDGs), and sequential files were moved to Adabas, GDGs (supported through UniKix BPE), and sequential files on the new target system.
Companies using the new product can enable their SQL applications such as Microsoft Office to quickly access Adabas data.
In a deal little noticed when signed in 1997, SAP acquired full rights to the Adabas D technology from Software AG, which at the time had around 10% of the R/3 user base.
Contract notice: Rv over support performance for natural / adabas software development.
BluePhoenix and its partner will be responsible for the whole project, starting with migration of the ADABAS database to a Microsoft SQL Server database utilising BluePhoenix's automated tools for ADABAS/Natural migrations.