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 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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European Insurance Company Stays with IBM but replaces IDMS with DB2

The goals of a large European insurance company were to eliminate their use of IDMS, expand their use of their chosen DB2 technology, and manage their applications on a centralized z/OS mainframe. Modern Systems performed the conversion of the IDMS databases and languages to DB2 and COBOL using the highly automated DB-Shuttle tool suite. The project was completed in 12 months including all levels of testing. The technology change included the replacement of the IDMS databases and data, the ADS/Online (ADSO) applications, all IDMS-DC and IDMS-DB COBOL, a set of IDMS Easytrieve modules, and the JCL that processed against the IDMS databases, programs and utilities. The resulting DB2 applications are functionally equivalent to the former IDMS applications. No re-training of the end-user community was required. All applications provide the same level of performance in DB2 as in IDMS. This customer met their goals and received the added benefits of lower costs and an increased ability to hire skilled team members!

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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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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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