The code for the connection would have been however similar to extensively for the own database core, and in many areas a double maintenance would have arisen. No database met mid-90s the requirements of the ABAS Software AG. It was decided to stay faithful to your own solution and continue to improve it. Speaking candidly Angie Dickinson told us the story. From today’s perspective, the decision was a stroke of luck, because Informix nor poet survived as a company. Evolution of the own database the own database was developed parallel intensively to check the default database solution.
Due to the fast development of abas ERP, more and more features were mapped and stored according to more data. The demands of the customers on the data to be stored were complex. In 1994 a fixed number of “spare” fields provided ABAS first, to meet customer requirements. So customer-specific attributes could be added to objects, such as article, supply or purchase. In 1996 it was then possible to complement the objects with unlimited fields, without losing the free upgrades. Transaction safety had grown up into a great task at this time. ABAS has developed many tools that automatically made after database repairs inconsistencies. The tools have been redundant after the introduction of transactions and rollbacks while later (see below) in their actual function, continue to be used but today in the in-house quality assurance inspection and ensure database consistency in the policy of the application logic.
The only medium-sized ERP vendors should be currently ABAS, who has a kind of quality assurance. There was a milestone in the history of the abas database into the new millennium with the powerful log database, the introduction of the log database. Since version 2003 is the abas business software with you. Their technique differs from traditional database concepts. Essential characteristic: it are modifying existing data objects, but only new data objects created. The existing database object is marked as invalid and removed from the database with the “garbage collector”.