Software AG Brings Real-Time Data Replication to Adabas

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2005-07-20 Print this article Print

Software AG is rolling out technology designed to make real-time data changes in Adabas, the company's high-performance database that's designed for large, mission-critical applications.

Software AG on Thursday will roll out technology designed to make real-time data changes in Adabas, the companys high-performance database that is designed for large, mission-critical applications. Adabas is designed to support thousands of users in parallel with sub-second response times. The company has come out with Event Replicator, a product that will let users push Adabas changes out to databases including Adabas, DB2, Oracle, SQL Server and Sybase, as well as to XML-based applications, in real time. The goals of the technology are to enhance system resource use, to save on cost, to improve risk management, to get better customer service, and to help users make business decisions with fresher information.
Event Replicator automatically replicates updates, additions or deletions to specific Adabas data sets. It then selectively feeds only the changed data fields downstream to targeted systems or devices in the appropriate format, without the need to tweak a given application.
Software AG Inc. put out a release that described how Event Replicator helps to meet real-time customer service needs at, for example, a major airline, where flight crew schedules are continually synchronized with equipment availability in case of flight delays or cancellations. Software AG uses the Semantic Web to deliver a more thorough data view. Click here to read more. Likewise, Adabas user organization Boston University is employing the technology to ensure that students can access up-to-date audit reports, flagging only those students who have relevant data changes on their records. According to Software AG, the product achieves real-time data replication without a performance drag on the Adabas production system. Replicated Adabas copies can be remotely administered with existing Adabas tools. Also, the entire replication flow can be recovered at any time, according to Software AG. Event Replicator is available now for the IBM mainframe. Other versions will roll out in early 2006. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest database news, reviews and analysis.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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