Software AG, Inc.

Software AG, Inc.

July 20, 2005 09:02 ET

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

RESTON, Va.--(CCNMatthews - Jul 20, 2005) -

Event Replicator™ Enables Organizations to Push Changes in Adabas Data Out to Systems Such as Adabas, DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase or XML-Based Devices and Applications

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 their 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 at www.softwareag.com/replication.

About Software AG, Inc. (North America)

Software AG, Inc. is based in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area and provides enterprise-class data management and integration solutions to customers in sectors such as local, state and federal government, insurance and public retirement. Software AG, Inc.'s customers include the U.S. Navy, American Fidelity Assurance Company, The California State Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS), NYC Department of Buildings, the State of Alaska and the County of Sacramento. Visit us at www.softwareagusa.com

Software AG provides a real-time single view of strategic business information by integrating applications and systems, in addition to modernizing mainframe and open system IT environments. Its offerings are based on the product families Adabas, Natural, EntireX and Tamino. Around 2,500 employees in 59 countries support the mission-critical systems of 3,000 customers around the world. The company maintains four R&D facilities across three continents. Founded in 1969, Software AG today is Europe's largest and most established systems software provider. It is headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany and is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW). In 2004 Software AG posted 411 million euros in total revenue. The Internet address is www.softwareag.com.

Software AG and/or all Software AG products are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Software AG. All other product and company names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only, and may be the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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