Poultry Producer Replatforms Adabas/Natural to SQL Server on ATP

A large poultry producer on the East Coast of the USA needed to quickly and cost effectively move two Adabas/Natural applications to a new platform to reduce licensing fees while application replacement could be coordinated. Modern Systems began the assessment phase in January of 2014, collecting data on the Natural programs, subprograms, maps, and help routines as well as the JCL/PROC streams that make up the two applications. The legacy system, an IBM 210 running z/OS will be replaced with a Microsoft Windows Server environment. The database conversion process began in April, 2014. This step includes converting the Adabas database to a relational SQL Server database using the automated DBShuttle tool. The conversion parameters are guided by the customer to include naming standards required in the future. The customer performs the extraction and load process in their own environment to retain security of sensitive data. The replatform of the Natural applications to the Modern Systems ATP platform running in Windows began at the same time and moves into a test phase soon. The projected go-live date for the replatformed system is June of 2014.

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Health Organization Chooses ATP to Replatform Adabas/Natural Application

An international health organization needed to move from their legacy IBM mainframe environment to a locally controlled Windows 2008 R2 server. The Adabas database and data is being converted to a relational database on Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008, using the automated Modern Systems DB-Shuttle technology. The online Natural applications will be imported into the Modern Systems ATP software for replatforming on Windows. End users will continue to interact with the online applications using familiar screens and keyboard shortcuts. The Natural programmers will continue to maintain the applications in the same syntax, while accessing an enhanced developer environment that interacts with the new relational database. The initial assessment for this project was completed in January. The application replatform began in February with testing commencing in March. The project is scheduled to go live in May, 2014.

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Pension System Chooses ATP to Replatform Retired Adabas/Natural Application

One of the nation’s largest pension systems has chosen to replatform its historical member data from a legacy mainframe Adabas database to a relational database structure while retaining the Natural-based applications look, feel and functionality on a Windows platform for use by pension members.

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ATP goes live at Savannah River Operations

ATP is in use at the Department of Energy Savannah River Operations office. Read the case study detailing the Adabas to SQL Server conversion with Natural Replatform in Windows solution.

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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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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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