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Adabas & Natural Application Development

Enable rapid development and deployment of enterprise applications.

Software AG’s Natural Application Development Platform enables rapid development and deployment of enterprise applications that meet the demands of mission-critical businesses.

Adabas & Natural Application Development Platform

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Natural for Mainframe - Feature DiagramDeliver modern apps and make changes to them at the speed of business using the Natural integrated development and run-time environment.

Natural runs on mainframe and Linux®, UNIX® and Windows® (LUW) platforms.

What You Can Do with the 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.

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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®


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.


Move application source code easily to another platform—for example, from mainframe to Linux.

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Business Needs

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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.

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