Software AG's Real-Time Data Interop with Mainframes, Open SQL

Software AG continues its focus on real-time interop with mainframes and Open Systems with the release of two new data-focused products designed to ensure data integrity, data interop, lower operating costs, and improved dev productivity and efficiency.

Tags: Open Systems, Adabas, Replicator, SQL, Operating, Productivity, Mainframes,


Software AG continues its focus on real-time interop with mainframes and Open Systems with the release of two new data-focused products designed to ensure data integrity, data interop, lower operating costs, and improved dev productivity and efficiency.

  • Natural SQL Gateway is a turnkey solution that allows Natural applications running on the mainframe to easily access data from third-party relational database management systems (RDBMS), such as DB2, Oracle, Sybase and Microsoft SQL server, operating on open systems.

  • Event Replicator for Adabas on Open Systems provides real-time replication of Adabas data across databases running on popular open systems, including UNIX, Linux and Windows.


  • "Our customers tell us that data is what drives their businesses. As a result, they are under increasing pressure to leverage it across as many platforms as possible. At the same time, they also need to protect its integrity as maintaining 'one version of the truth' is often critical to business operations and continuity," said Peter Kurpick, Software AG's Chief Product Officer, in a statement. "Our latest releases respond to these needs by providing users with a 'faster, cheaper, better' way of exchanging real-time Adabas and Natural data between mainframes and other enterprise systems."

    The releases for Natural and Adabas releases are the latest evidence of Software AG's annual $50 million commitment over the next three years for R&D for these languages. The investment also reflects the company's long-term commitment to standards-based interoperability and to helping its customers eliminate the barriers that prevent them from quickly accessing and using their important data.

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    Natural SQL Gateway can be employed to provide users with a more comprehensive, unified view of data spanning multiple applications and databases. By consolidating access to this information within a single application, users can take full advantage of their existing Natural-based applications to analyze and leverage this data. It can also be used to shift non-mission-critical data from mainframe systems to lower cost hardware platforms. From a developer perspective, Natural SQL Gateway eliminates the need for additional middleware, provides rapid access to targeted data using simple Natural commands, and allows users to fully leverage existing SQL syntax. This simpler approach minimizes the need for additional training while boosting developer productivity dramatically.

    Adabas 2006 already offers processing speeds of over 300,000 transactions per second, Event Replicator for Adabas on Open Systems uses SQL to automatically replicate Adabas data across third-party databases and messaging systems operating on open systems. This ensures that core business data is instantly accessible by a number of other critical operating systems, including business intelligence (BI) tools and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Further, Event Replicator for Adabas on Open Systems offers the ability to publish discrete data elements and selected content directly from the Adabas nucleus, providing a real-time solution that avoids time-consuming and costly need to replicate and process the entire Protection Log (PLOG) record.

    Natural SQL Gateway is available now. Expected availability of Event Replicator for Adabas on Open Systems is Q3 of 2008.



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