Incompatible: When New Applications Can’t Handle Old Data

Modern Systems has been working with the UK Government and their partners to move some highly critical and sensitive security data away from IDMS databases to modern platforms such as SQL Server on Azure. In addition to transforming and archiving the data, Modern Systems provided views to allow the data to be queried and utilized going forward. Transforming the data from IDMS to Relational has allowed the mainframe it was residing on to be retired, saving a large sum of money.

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Modern Systems Automated Conversion Shines On The Proving Grounds

Modern Systems recently demonstrated the successful, maintainable, and scalable conversion of ADS/Online and COBOL code to C# paired with SQL Server for a US Government entity. This proof of concept spanned multiple systems and acts as a catalyst for establishing strategy for a broader business unit initiative for legacy systems modernization.

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It Turns Out, IDMS Success Is Keyless

Modern Systems has developed a solution that automatically determines where IDMS DB Keys are used in application code. In most cases it can also make required code updates while automatically flagging any that require additional manual attention during modernization to relational.

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UK Government Agency Wraps Up a String of Legacy Modernization Projects

Great news from the UK! Modern Systems recently wrapped up a large set of legacy modernization projects with a UK government agency that went live in January.

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U.S. Municipality Undergoes Mainframe Assessment to Aid IT Strategy

A heavily populated municipality in the United States is currently locked in an IDMS ADS/Online and COBOL environment, but plans to migrate away from IDMS in the near future. Modern Systems will perform a mainframe assessment to assist with planning and setting a direction for the conversion from IDMS and from ADS/Online and COBOL. The assessment will include the analysis of the IDMS dictionary and databases, as well as the COBOL applications that reside outside the IDD. As part of the mainframe assessment, the customer will receive statistics for each IDMS-based application, details on utilities in use, replacement options for their databases and code base, and a road map to move them forward.

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How GE Capital Reduced
Modernization Scope by 78%

How GE Capital and Modern Systems worked together to reduce COBOL Modernization project scope by 78%. Video presentation from Gartner Symposium.

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Canadian Insurance Organization preparing a Roadmap

Modern Systems began a mainframe software assessment with Fujitsu consulting for the benefit of a large Canadian insurance company. The software assessment is being performed using advanced technology from Modern Systems. Language types include COBOL, ADS/Online, ADSA , ULTIM, JCL and more. The organization has used IDMS, DB2 and VSAM in the past and plans to define a roadmap for the future using the Modern Systems assessment process and the Enterprise Application Viewer portfolio management suite.

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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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