Software AG Announces Real-Time Data Replication Solution for Adabas Customers

Event Replicator™ enables organizations to push changes in Adabas data to systems such as Adabas, DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase or XML-based devices and applications

RESTON, Va. -- July 20, 2005 -- Software AG, Inc. today announced the global availability of Event Replicator™ for Adabas, enabling organizations to proactively and in real-time "push" data changes in Adabas out to systems such as Adabas, DB2, Oracle, SQL Server and Sybase, as well as XML-based devices and applications. The results include better system resource usage, cost avoidance, improved risk management, enhanced customer service, and greater confidence in business decisions based upon continually refreshed information.

Event Replicator™ automatically replicates any updates, additions, or deletions to specified Adabas data sets, then immediately "ripples" only the changed data fields downstream to targeted systems or devices. The data is transformed to the format for each subscribed system so no changes need to be made to the application's infrastructure.

By pushing changes in Adabas data to multiple physical locations, databases, or applications, Event Replicator™ synchronizes updated information across a company’s IT systems. This capability can be critical to meeting real-time customer service requirements -- for example, a major airline making sure that flight crew schedules are continually synchronized with equipment availability in the case of flight delays or cancellations.

Because of its unique method of accessing Adabas data, Event Replicator™ is able to do real-time replication without sacrificing the performance of the production Adabas system.

Boston University protects its on-line response time for degree audits while ensuring that every student accesses their most up-to-date degree audit report. By using Software AG’s Event Replicator™ to flag students who have pertinent data changes on their records, the University only recreates audits for those students with changes in a background batch job. Most students will then read a preprocessed audit report. If a student with an outstanding change requests his audit, the system recreates his audit in real-time. "We get the best of all worlds, real-time audits, great response times, and maximized concurrency with minimal processing," said Maxine Howe, Director of Application Services for Boston University.

"Compared with home-grown or third-party replication approaches, Event Replicator™ is the fastest and most efficient Adabas replication solution available," said Joe Gentry, Vice President of Enterprise Transaction Systems for Software AG. "We don’t have to sort through a bucket of data to find a thimble full of relevant information to replicate."

For ease of maintenance, replicated copies of Adabas are remotely administered using familiar Adabas tools. In addition, the entire replication flow is recoverable at any time. Event Replicator™ for Adabas on the IBM mainframe is available now. Other versions of Event Replicator™ are planned for early 2006. More details are available at

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