by Joseph Brady, Director of Business Development and Cloud Alliance Leader at Treehouse Software, Inc.
Many readers know that Treehouse Software has been around since 1983, serving enterprises worldwide with industry-leading software products and outstanding technical support. This blog series has discussed Treehouse Software’s origins and the growth of the software company from the early 1980s up to the present.
Change is in the Air, and in the Clouds…
Parts 1 and 2 of this series illustrated the solid beginnings of Treehouse Software in the 80’s and 90’s. Several products were developed and introduced. Marketing representatives were acquired in several countries around the globe. Also, other companies with valuable products sought out Treehouse Software to sell and support their offerings.
In the late 90’s and the early 2000s, we began to experience certain customers’ needs to have Adabas data moved (migrated/copied/converted/distributed) to other database systems. We developed the tRelational/DPS product set to analyze their Adabas data and structure, and move this data to other relational database systems (RDBMS) such as Oracle, Db2, etc. This complicated product was our foray into the mainstream of our customers’ mainframe IT processing. Millions of records of initial data needed to be materialized (ETL) efficiently, and a Change Data Capture (CDC) capability was imperative. Mission accomplished.
In the early 2000s, some customers required real-time CDC. This led to the development of DPSync, so named because it kept Adabas data in Sync with the target RDBMS; but this was limited to uni-directional replication.
Requests began coming in for bi-directional (e.g., moving data back to Adabas from Oracle). Then it was Oracle-to-Db2. And vice versa – and more variations. We investigated companies purporting to do data migration from/to various database systems. In 2007, we found a company with a product already developed and proven, that could in fact move data from/to practically all known database systems at that time. We partnered with B.O.S. of Germany for Treehouse to do worldwide sales, marketing, support, demos, POCs, training, etc., for that impressive, growing product set, tcVISION.
tcVISION caught on quickly with some of our existing customers of Adabas, but the significant interest commenced when the Cloud took hold. The Cloud was not just a remote data center, or a place to archive large amounts of data, but has capabilities and features that would attract our types of customers with mainframes and terabytes of data. Enterprise cutomers needed tools that allowed them the connectivity to take advantage of Cloud-based technologies, such as highly available and scalable databases; advanced analytics and security; machine learning and artificalial intelligence; data warehouses and stores; and the list goes on. This shaped the future direction of Treehouse Software. More on this in the next blog.
About Treehouse Software
Since 1983, Treehouse Software has been serving enterprises worldwide with industry-leading mainframe software products and outstanding technical support. Today, Treehouse Software is a global leader in providing data replication, and integration solutions for the most complex and demanding heterogeneous environments, as well as feature-rich, accelerated-ROI offerings for information delivery, and application modernization.