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Power Utility Company Plans for Conversion of Adabas/Natural with Assessment

A power and utility company needed to plan for the conversion of their Adabas/Natural environment to more modern technologies. Modern Systems collected all of their mainframe source code and performed an automated assessment of their legacy systems to define the scope and roadmap for the conversion process. Modern Systems analyzed over 29,000 components with 5 million lines of code. The result was a comprehensive plan for conversion of their Adabas natural applications to C# SQL Server and an option for Natural replatforming.

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European Insurance Company Begins Move From IDMS/VSAM to DB2 on z/OS

An international insurance company needed to convert from their legacy IDMS and VSAM databases to DB2 on a z/OS platform using COBOL. An assessment and successful proof of concept was performed in late 2011. The results proved the performance of the DB2 database and quality of the converted application code. The conversion of over 17,500 components and 4.5 million lines of code is currently in progress. Production cut-over is scheduled for September.

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Southwest Airlines Archives IDMS to Oracle

Southwest Airlines needed a solution to archive their legacy IDMS database and VSAM master files. The target database was Oracle. A successful proof of concept was delivered in early 2011 which was followed by the complete archival of the IDMS database, the VSAM file structures, and all related data. The database archival was completed in January, 2012.

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Educational Testing Facility Converts from IDMS to DB2 on z/OS

An educational testing facility needed to convert their IDMS applications to use DB2 on z/OS without any loss of any functionality. Modern Systems converted the ADS/Online and IDMS-DC COBOL applications to CICS COBOL and the IDMS databases to DB2. The assessment and conversion process reduced the application footprint by 78% and reduced annual costs by 66%.

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Savannah River Site Selects ATP to Rehost/Replatform Adabas/Natural Application

The Savannah River Site (SRO) of the US Department of Energy was using an ADABAS database and Natural applications in a mainframe environment that was due to be shut down in December 2011. SRO needed a fast, cost-effective solution. Modern Systems converted the ADABAS database to SQL Server and replatformed the Natural workload to the economical ATP on Windows. By keeping Natural syntax with ATP, SRO was able to turn off their mainframe and remove their SAG licenses within 5 months of the project start.

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Tufts University Archives IDMS Database to Oracle

Tufts University needed a field-proven solution to archive their IDMS database and data to an Oracle database as part of a large migration to a packaged set of software. Modern Systems used its automated tool suite to generate the definition of a new Oracle database to house the IDMS data. The tool suite also generated custom COBOL programs to extract the IDMS to sequential files that were quickly loaded to the new Oracle tables. The process was fast and effective. The archive was complete in November, 2011.

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Large Financial Institution Converts from IDMS ADS/Online to Oracle/COBOL on Unix

Modern Systems completed the conversion of a large financial institution from IDMS ADS/Online to Oracle and COBOL running on a Unix platform. The conversion involved 76,000+ components and 17 million lines of code. The new applications support over 1500 concurrent users and process over 3.5 million daily transactions. The applications have over 380 interfaces and 2000 screens. The performance was exceeded by 100% on Oracle.

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US State Agency Reduces Scope of Conversion Project from Natural to C# After Assessment Results

A US State agency wanted to know what options they had to move from their legacy Adabas/Natural platform. Modern Systems performed a completely automated assessment of their existing application and discovered only 2,300 of the 3,900 components were being used. This reduced the scope of the task significantly and Modern Systems was able to provide cost and time frame estimates for both a conversion to C# on a variety of databases or a modernization effort to C# or Java. The State agency now has the information they need to determine their future direction.

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