Our Adabas conversion strategy includes the generation of a new relational database to replace the functionality, multiple-occurring fields and groups, and other data element structures that are currently part of the Adabas inverted list database. The new target database can reside on or off the mainframe, and can use any of the standard relational database management systems- Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle or IBM DB2.
We also handle the conversion of applications and languages that use Adabas files including Natural
, Assembler, Easytrieve, JCL, and Procs for ADABAS applications.
Many of our customers prefer to retain their Natural applications as-is or remain on the mainframe while reducing SAG licensing fees. In these situations, we suggest a replatforming solution using our Application Transparency Platform (ATP)
. It allows end users to continue interacting with the legacy system through familiar screens while processing against a new relational database, plus your Natural developers will be able to continue to maintain and enhance the application through an improved interface.
Replacement of Database Functionality through Adabas Conversion
Our Adabas conversion solutions provide a complete replacement for all legacy database functionality including MU and PE management, ISN usage, super descriptors, sub descriptors, and more. The resulting database is fully relational, primary keys and index definitions are automatically created, and all constraints are generated into the resulting DDL. Table spaces, indexes, table names, and column names are all generated according to your naming standards.
Adabas Data Conversion
The Adabas data extract and relational load process is simple, straightforward, and fast. Modern Systems can provide a number of extract variations for sites that have special requirements for a short Adabas data conversion window. Special workbenches within DB-Shuttle provide additional capabilities for tailoring your data migration so that the new database meets your needs and requirements.
Visibility and Knowledge Building
Modern Systems also ensures that customer development teams have a full understanding of existing databases and the post-conversion relational database. DB-Shuttle generates many reports and diagrams to assist with this knowledge-building process as part of the Adabas conversion solution.