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WHAT IS ADABAS?

WHAT IS ADABAS?

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  • Sep 28, 2007 at 03:08 PM

    Hi,

    Please check this link perhaps it may help.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adabas

    Regards,

    Ferry Lianto

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  • Sep 28, 2007 at 03:08 PM

    It is a database.

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    Sep 28, 2007 at 04:04 PM

    Dear Surendranath,

    History

    First released in 1970, Adabas is considered by some to have been one of the earliest commercially available database products. Initially released on IBM mainframe systems, Adabas is now available on a range of other systems including OpenVMS, Unix (including Linux and Linux on zSeries) and Windows servers. Adabas has maintained its position as one of the world's fastest OLTP databases, offering 24x7 functioning, Parallel Sysplex support, real-time replication capability, SQL and XML access and other leading edge capabilities. Historically, Adabas was used in conjunction with Software AG's programming language NATURAL, so that many legacy applications that use Adabas as a database on the back-end are also developed with NATURAL as well.

    [edit] Technical information

    Adabas is an inverted list database. It has been described as "Non-relational" but “Relational Like" in its characeristics. Some differences:

    Files, not Tables as the major organizational unit

    Records, not Rows as content unit within the organizational unit

    Fields, not Columns as components of a content unit

    No embedded SQL engine, an external query mechanism must be provided

    A Dirty Read (see Write-Read conflict) is the mode of operation

    Supports “embedded Tables”, ie OCCURS via nested files

    It has proven to be very successful in providing efficient access to data and maintaining the integrity of the database. Adabas is now widely used in applications that require very high volumes of data processing or in high transaction online analytical processing environments.

    Regards,

    Abir

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    Alvaro Tejada Galindo

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    Sep 28, 2007 at 04:15 PM

    HI,

    SAP RUNS on various databases, not only Oracle but also DB2 and MS-SQL server.

    Additionally SAP has an own database called MaxDB, former called SAPDB, former called ADABAS D.

    Regards,

    Padmam.

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