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National Information Provider Selects Modern Systems to Convert Adabas/VSAM Platform to Oracle

Modern Systems is providing a conversion solution to a leading national information provider. The original Natural/COBOL ADABAS/VSAM platform is being converted to a COBOL Oracle implementation on LINUX. 71,228 components were initially identified for the conversion scope. A proof of concept was completed prior to going ahead with the full conversion.

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Manufacturer Anticipates Conversion from IMS to DB2 with Assessment

A manufacturer completed a mainframe assessment of their IMS database in anticipation of a conversion to DB2. The goal was to fully define the source code used across more than 100 applications. During the Assessment process, Modern Systems analyzed more than 14 million lines of code. The pilot is currently in progress.

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US South East State Government Converts Adabas/Natural to SQL Server/C# while retaining DB2

A state government in the southeast U.S. wanted a C# SQL Server replacement for their ADABAS Natural applications while preserving the DB2 database. Modern Systems used its automated tool suite to assess and convert over 2,000 ADABAS and Natural components to new Windows-based applications that process against SQL Server and the existing DB2 database. The new .NET system went live in March of 2012.

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Canadian Government Agency Requests Assessment of Adabas/Natural Platform

A Canadian Government agency wanted to understand the scope and complexity of their Adabas/Natural applications in preparation for a conversion to a more modern platform. Modern Systems performed an automated mainframe Assessment of their applications and delivered comprehensive reports, a fixed bid and detailed project schedule for the 11,000+ components and over 2 million lines of code.

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Retail Market Plans to Modernize Adabas/Natural Platform with Assessment Details

A retail market looking to understand what it will take for their move off the Adabas/Natural platform contracted with Modern Systems to perform an assessment of their legacy systems. Their final count was 82,000+ components with over 20 million lines of code. The Modern Systems assessment results enabled the customer to proceed with modernization plans.

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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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