Since we're talking about databases...
Betty L. Harvey
harvey at eccnet.eccnet.com
Tue Feb 2 01:14:28 GMT 1999
On Mon, 1 Feb 1999, Tim Bray wrote:
> One reason that I've been particularly interested in these threads is that
> I've been doing a bunch of work for a German company named Software AG.
> Those who have some grey hairs will remember a database package named
> "ADABAS" that used to be hot stuff in pre-relational days (still is
> pretty hot stuff, but marginalized due to being non-relational).
I don't remember ADABAS but I remember a database called S2K (which was
also pre-relational). S2K was a hierarchical database. I worked with S2K
a few years ago (many of the individuals on this list were probably still
I have often thought that a database like S2K with XML would be pretty
powerful We ran a Personnel and Accounting Control System (PACS) that
managed all the H.R. and Accounting information for 10,000 employees. Back
then (in the dark ages) XML wasn't invented yet. I haven't heard of S2K
applications in years but I have often thought that the hierarchical
database model (one that isn't dependent on COBOL |-) and XML would be a
pretty powerful team and the right tool for the job.
I look forward to hearing more about ADABAS.
Betty Harvey | Phone: 301-540-8251 FAX: 4268
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