NATURAL

Application Development

Quickly develop and deploy enterprise applications
for mission-critical business.

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Deliver high-value applications with exceptional speed

Use agile development tools and processes to deliver mission-critical applications. Natural is known for ease-of-use, efficient cross-platform portability, speed and reliability. Because Natural supports Eclipse™ development, even recent university graduates are quickly productive. Combine Java® and Natural projects to create a single collaborative environment. Natural runs on mainframe and Linux®, UNIX® and Windows® (LUW) platforms. Count on performance, availability and security of your Adabas & Natural systems and the agility and speed you need to take advantage of Software AG’s Digital Business Platform.

What you can do with this platform

One IDE for everyone Develop, modernize and maintain applications all in one place with the NaturalONE Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Run apps on many platforms
  • As you transition to new platforms, take your Natural applications with you
  • Use Natural on mainframe and LUW platforms
Meet new business demands With Natural, you can create fast applications and make them easily accessible across the enterprise

Key benefits

Develop applications fast Quickly develop and deliver mission-critical applications. Support agile development processes and tools.
Build responsive applications Deliver modern applications that facilitate faster business tasks.
Adapt to new technologies Leverage IT investments in changing environments. Extend application capabilities to meet new requirements.

Capabilities

Integrated development environment Eclipse™-based tool environment supports all development, maintenance and modernization tasks.
Works on many platforms Develop and deploy Natural application on mainframe and LUW platforms.
Easy to learn Simple and efficient, Natural requires fewer lines of code for a given task than other development languages. The language is so easy to learn that developers new to Natural can be trained and productive in a matter of weeks.
Productivity tools Increases developer productivity and code quality with tools that automate development and test tasks.
Works with other environments Natural integrates seamlessly with other application environments—for example, packaged applications, cloud-based, Java® or .NET.
Access to multiple database management systems Use common data and SQL access to many database systems, such as Adabas, DB2®, Oracle® and SQL Server®
Security Natural has built-in application security capabilities for authentication and authorization.
Life-cycle management Manage and control application source code and deployment processes.
Web applications Natively develop rich and mobile Web applications without the need to learn Web technologies.
SOA support Develop standalone or distributed applications supporting service-oriented environments.
Mainframe support Natural provides comprehensive support of latest IBM® System z features, such as IBM zIIP™, and other mainframe environments.
Portability Move application source code easily to another platform—for example, from mainframe to Linux.

Business needs

Meet changing business requirements Simplify service development for SOA and BPM initiatives by using Natural. Build new Web applications quickly and modernize existing Natural applications without restructuring source code.
Eliminate tedious programming tasks Natural is known for ease of use. An intuitive IDE makes it easy to develop, modernize and manage applications. Developers use Eclipse tools and development concepts similar to Java.
Need for highly responsive and available applications Designed for simplicity, reliability and speed, Natural is the environment of choice for enterprises operating large-scale online transaction processing (OLTP) applications on the mainframe.

Products

Natural for Mainframe The fastest, most reliable application environment in the world. Natural provides fast and reliable design, development, testing, debugging and maintenance of enterprise-scale business applications. More
Natural for LUW As you transition to new platforms seeking lower total cost of ownership, take your Natural applications with you. Software AG provides tools and services to port your Natural applications from the mainframe to your chosen platform with ease.
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I’m Bruce Beaman, senior director for Adabas & Natural Product Marketing. Got a question on what Software AG’s Adabas & Natural can do for you? Please reach out to me.

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