Large U.S. Manufacturer to eliminate Adabas and Natural

A large U.S. manufacturer has contracted Modern Systems to eliminate Adabas and Natural from the company’s application portfolio. Modern Systems will use its automated technology to convert the Adabas databases and the related data. The new databases will use IBM’s DB2 LUW and will execute on the Linux platform. All natural code will be converted to COBOL executing in the Dell BPE/TPE environment. The conversion includes more than 14,000 Natural components and is scheduled for completion in December 2015.

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State Agency Archives IDMS to SQL Server

A U.S. northern state government purchased an IDMS Database Archive from Modern Systems for the preservation of former IDMS mainframe data in a SQL Server database. Modern Systems used its automated technology to generate a replacement database for the IDMS schema, COBOL IDMS extract programs and related JCL to extract the data from IDMS into a SQL Server Bulk Insert format, and the related FTP and FMT files for moving and loading the extracted data to SQL Server. The conversion was delivered and the archive completed within a two-month period.

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Pension Management Group Selects Modern Systems for Mainframe Assessment

A large North American Pension Management Group selected Modern Systems to assess their mainframe environment as part of a larger modernization project in partnership with Fujitsu. The mainframe assessment focuses on a number of COBOL applications coupled with a DB2 data tier.

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North American Technology Provider Converts IDMS to Oracle on Linux

A North American technology provider made a strategic decision to reduce the current and future application support, infrastructure, and operational costs associated with their IDMS-DC, COBOL, and ADS/Online applications. The applications in scope manage and integrate hundreds of very complex systems for a group of related businesses. The company’s goals were achieved by engaging Modern Systems for a conversion to an Oracle relational database and the Dell TPE/BPE environment on Linux which addressed both the online and batch processing requirements. The initial assessment performed by Modern Systems found 37,500 components in the application inventory with only 2,300 actually in use. All of the multi-lingual programming code was automatically converted to run as COBOL on the Linux server in the Dell TPE/BPE environments.

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North American Rail Company Migrates CA-IDMS to SQL Server

In order to address escalating software costs and a declining pool of talented support staff a North American rail company made the decision to move away from their mainframe. After carefully researching the options they decided to use Modern Systems to migrate their large CA-IDMS based applications running ADS/Online (ADS/O) to COBOL running on SQL Server. Modern Systems began the project with their standard assessment which revealed that of the 48,000 components existing in the legacy system only 14,000 components were actually used. This reduced the scope of the migration by 71% and the information gathered was used to create the project plan with timelines and responsibilities for the automated conversion.

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Modern Systems Wraps Up Busy Quarter, Finishes Application Modernization Project with Large Bertelsmann Subsidiary

Modern Systems (modernsystems.com) (NASDAQ: MDSY), announces completion of a major application modernization project with Arvato Services, a 63,000 employee subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG.

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Modern Systems Completes Application Modernization Project with Banking Giant BBVA

Modern Systems (NASDAQ: MDSY), the global leader in legacy language and database translation, announced completion of a major application modernization project with global banking giant BBVA. The modernized application is currently in production and being used by BBVA employees and customers worldwide. As a result, the company is saving money while making corporate IT systems more efficient.

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Super Market Chain Converts Adabas/COBOL to DB2/COBOL

An innovative super market chain wanted to remove their Software AG licenses and move to a more modern relational database platform. The original environment of Adabas/COBOL used ADA SQL to access the data from the applications. The target platform was IBM’s DB2 database with COBOL. Modern Systems began the project in April of 2013, re-assessing the existing environment to determine the actual scope of the project. An assessment had been completed in 2012 to help the company understand the actual nature of their application. The assessment revealed that of the 82,000 objects existing on the mainframe, only 19,000 objects were actually in use and only 500 of those components were related to the conversion project. This reduced the scope of the project significantly and saved the super market chain hundreds of thousands of dollars while helping management make informed decisions. Automated conversion technology was used to convert the ADABAS data structures to DB2, provide extraction programs to extract, transform and load the data from ADABAS into DB2, and convert the COBOL ADABAS direct call code to COBOL SQL code. The project went live in March of 2014 and is currently in the post production warranty phase.

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