I am responsible for Adabas Vista in Software AG R&D. I thought it would be interesting to tell you the things we are working on in the next wave. Here’s a few words on the main things…
Allow partitioned files to exceed the 4-byte ISN limit
A maximum of 4-byte ISN per partition instead of per file. This is a new option and requires the addition of a special field adding to the FDT (must be used in all views), Vista will use it to manage the partition identities. This means files of extraordinary size can be accommodated.
Support Super-field as partition criteria.
This mean multiple fields can contribute to the partition criteria.
Online administration (SYSAVI) - security
Allow functions to be secured in RACF (etc), this requires Adabas SAF Security to be available.
Online administration (SYSAVI) - “check” functions
Allow the administrator to check that definition for partitions, translations are valid by generating Adabas commands to make sure the intended target data can be reached.
Allow it to be reset so the log will show further activities being recorded from the start of the log.
System-wide newcopy - along with other client-based products.
Allow the administrator to stimulate dynamic re-load of the main kernel of the product to allow maintenance fixes to be adopted 24*7. This is in line with similar facilities in Fastpath, the facilities will become integrated.
The ability to trace individual client Adabas command activity with information about Vista processing for translation/partitioning. This is in line with similar facilities in Fastpath (etc), integrated.
The will be a further evolution of APIs to allow manipulation of Vista configuration (IMPORT/EXPORT) so that configuration can be manipulated programmatically - and therefore copied from file to file etc. Also, further APIs to provide more statistical runtime information.
There are plenty more changes of a smaller nature. I hope you find this information useful.