Alzabo is a two-fold program. Its first function is as a data modelling tool. Through either a schema creation interface or a custom Perl program, it allows a programmer to create a set of schema, table, column, etc. objects that represent a data model. Alzabo is also capable of reverse engineering an existing data model. Its second function is as a RDBMS-to-object mapping system. Once you have created a schema, you can use Alzabo classes to access its data. These classes offer a high-level interface to common operations such as SQL SELECT, INSERT, DELETE, and UPDATE commands.