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Migration from SPITAB to TABEX/4

TABEX/4 is the leading cross-platform standard software for high-performance table access as well as for safer and more convenient table management and maintenance for DB2 and other relational databases.

For more than three decades, the standard software TABEX has been used successfully and consistently in many top companies in production.

Because of the great amount of functionalities of TABEX/4, migration from existing table management systems such as SPITAB to TABEX/4 is quick and smooth.

TYPICAL REQUIREMENTS for Migration from SPITAB

You want to migrate to another table maintenance system, but you don’t want to change your SPITAB access programs or implement new programs?

You want to continue using the temporal SPITAB tables which limit the validity periods of data?

You use SPITAB and have additional demands on the table management system?

TABEX/4 meets these requirements.

No changes in SPITAB access programs

The migration from SPITAB  to TABEX/4 begins with a single automated transformation of SPITAB tables to TABEX/4 tables.

After this transformation all TABEX/4 features for high performance table access and table maintenance are available with TABEX/4. Existing SPITAB programs use the SPITAB TABEX adapter of BOI without any code changes.

New access programs can be implemented with the TABEX programming interface. The TABEX/4 Add ons JAVA ACCESS and JAVA Application Engine can be used to implement applications in JAVA.

Temporal tables / version tables

The temporal SPITAB tables can be converted to TABEX tables in a singular automated step.
TABEX/4 can then be used for table maintenance with all its broad range of functionalities.

In TABEX/4 tables can be defined as version tables. This technique can be used for

  • time-dependent validity periods of table data
  • scheduling of future data changes
  • access to older versions of data
  • reset to an older version of table data

Traceability of all data changes

Internal audits and legal requirements demand traceability of all data changes by IT-services. Requests resulting from laws such as SOA or EURO-SOX must be fulfilled.

TABEX/4 is audit proof and fulfills all revision requirements: complete, variable and configurable logging of all table changes, release procedure with dual control (4-eyes principle), versioning of tables for optimum temporal data management, comprehensive checks of data consistency or plausibility, and access protection through an integrated fine-tuned authorization system.

User-friendliness

TABEX/4 is platform independent, offering one unique table management dialog for all platforms of a company. The web browser provides a comfortable, unique user interface in all operating systems.

The user interface is clearly arranged and uses familiar elements from Windows: Explorer menu, icons, input fields, selection lists and tooltips. For all frequently used functions, TABEX/4 offers icons and hotkeys. Context-sensitive elements further enhance its usability.

High-performance table access

Temporal data can be accessed via high-performance calls using EAS/SHS technology.

New access programs can use TABEX access to directly read the tables in mainframe as well as in non-mainframe (e.g. Solaris, Linux, …).

Migration Packages

BOI GmbH offers migration packages for the table management systems SPITAB, TABSYS and VTAS.

 

» Migrations Packages

Success Stories

AirPlus has been using TABEX for 20 years.

Now TABEX/4 JAVA APPLICATION ENGINE has additionally been launched for audit-proof logging of the business processes by Java applications.

 

» read this success story

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