Rapid Access Management Information System (RAMIS). Regarded as the world's first fourth-generation (non-procedural) programming language. Created by Mathematica Inc in the last 1960s. Acquired by Martin Marietta Data Systems from its acquisition of Mathematica in 1983. Purchased by On-Line Software in 1986 together with the UFO product. Acquired by CA from its acquisition of On-Line Software in 1991.
Includes database access functionality. Can access data in QSAM and VSAM datasets, CA IDMS, CA Datacom, Adabas, IMS and TOTAL databases. Also has its own hierarchical database management system.
Ramis applications are portable between z/OS, z/VM and z/VSE. End user interfaces include CICS, TSO, CMS and VSE.
Entry last updated: 20-Jan-2013