c-treeRTG COBOL Edition User's Guide
Installing and configuring c-treeRTG COBOL Edition
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You may notice references to “FairCom DB,” the database technology beneath c-treeRTG. Formerly called “c-treeACE®” (Advanced Core Engine), this technology is the high-performance server that replaces your COBOL file system.
The c-treeRTG® product line leverages the technology of the FairCom Database Engine. Before explaining the details of installation and configuration, this guide will describe the features common to the c-treeRTG products.
Because the c-treeRTG products are designed as direct replacements for the native file systems, they require little or no modifications to your application.
Note: c-treeRTG V3 is based on the latest version of the powerful FairCom Server. The version numbers returned from utilities may reflect the underlying core version number of this server, which is currently V12.
How c-treeRTG Empowers Your Applications
The c-treeRTG products allow you to enhance your existing COBOL applications by upgrading the native file system to the advanced FairCom Database Engine. This file system allows direct access to your files. By replacing the native COBOL file system with a specialized version of the FairCom DB Advanced Core Engine, c-treeRTG brings many of the benefits of FairCom DB to your COBOL applications:
To take advantage of the complete set of features available to FairCom DB developers, you may need to use the FairCom DB Professional SDK in addition to your COBOL application development. This allows you to use industry-standard APIs such as .NET, Java or C/C++. Contact FairCom to explore using FairCom DB Professional.
Content: This manual contains topics to help you get up and running with your c-treeRTG product:
Audience: These topics are intended for system architects, developers, and administrators.
c-treeRTG requires very little developer effort (it is intended to require little or no changes to your application). Instead, most of your effort is in migrating your data and, if you desire SQL access, defining the record schema through an external XML file called an XDD.
For an overview of this manual and of the procedures you will perform, see the chapter titled c-treeRTG COBOL Edition Quick Start.
c-treeRTG provides many features for the application developer. Actual features may be limited based on particular license you have purchased. The complete list includes:
Cross-platform support includes Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, AIX, HP-UX and others.
c-treeRTG is much more than another "COBOL driver." c-treeRTG is based on the full-featured FairCom Database proven in over 45 years powering thousands of mission-critical applications such as banking and financial transaction management, aviation flight plan coordination, package tracking, materials handling and factory automation, and health care office practice management. What do these have in common? They all depend on reliable 24/7 data integrity, advanced features and never sacrificing performance. c-treeRTG delivers these same advantages to your existing COBOL applications. This list only a peek into what your legacy applications can immediately gain from c-treeRTG.
Data security and protection
Performance from in-memory data caching
Availability through Database Replication
Plug-ins for Advanced server side functionality
Advanced Database Features
Once you've added the many c-treeRTG server features to your application suite, you'll want to take the next step to advanced data access. c-treeRTG includes a powerful SQL engine directly over existing legacy data. No data duplication to alternate databases. No data normalization processes. No ETL, Direct SQL query reporting over YOUR data. c-treeRTG is not a read only "ODBC Driver." c-treeRTG is complete, concurrent access with read-write functionality. Locking and transaction control is completely coordinated with existing application access. See you data in a whole new view with c-treeRTG SQL.
ANSI SQL Data access
Add SQL Over Legacy Data
Full-text indexing and search
Server side processing
Once you centralize complete database management over your existing data, why not open it to modern APIs and frameworks, from both SQL and fast direct record access. c-treeRTG includes a full complement of drivers and APIs immediately ready to access your data. C, Java, .NET, Python? Your choice. Pick the access method best suited for your task and framework at hand.
ISAM Drivers and APIs