DATABUS is a high level computer language designed for writing business oriented applications. In some respects it is like COBOL, but it has several sophisticated features not available in COBOL or other business languages. DATABUS is used to create highly interactive applications that contain friendly user interfaces, and processing programs that deal with the large data files typically found in business applications.
It was created and named originally by Datapoint. DATABUS was accepted as an ANSI standard in December 1994. In the process, it was given the name PL/B because Datapoint refused to relinquish its trademark on the name DATABUS. It is still often referred to as DATABUS. The main developer now is Sunbelt Computer Systems, Inc.