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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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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Savannah River Site Selects ATP to Rehost/Replatform Adabas/Natural Application

The Savannah River Site (SRO) of the US Department of Energy was using an ADABAS database and Natural applications in a mainframe environment that was due to be shut down in December 2011. SRO needed a fast, cost-effective solution. Modern Systems converted the ADABAS database to SQL Server and replatformed the Natural workload to the economical ATP on Windows. By keeping Natural syntax with ATP, SRO was able to turn off their mainframe and remove their SAG licenses within 5 months of the project start.

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