• 1970

Software Description

ADABAS (an acronym for Adaptable DAta BAse System is Software AG’s primary database management system. 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 using DOS/360, OS/MFT or OS/MVT, ADABAS is now available on a range of other systems including OpenVMS, Unix (including Linux and Linux on zSeries) and Microsoft Windows servers. 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.