cobol to java, mainframe, modern systems, legacy modernization

Innovative “Batch Off The Mainframe” Project
Prepares MTA for the Cloud

New Cobol to Java approach to mainframe modernization improves maintainability of batch processes, prepares MTA for cloud. Seattle, WA– April 22, 2015 – Modern Systems (NASDAQ: MDSY) announced completion of […]

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cobol conversion

COBOL Conversion Tops 2015 Government CIO Priority List

Survey of more than 2800 CIOs finds COBOL Conversion critical to digital business.

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devops mainframe

New Technology enables DevOps for Core Legacy Applications

Software named “Cool Tool” by Gartner, unites devops mainframe, reduces application modernization costs by two-thirds.

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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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Manufacturer/Retailer eliminates Adabas

Modern Systems completed the cut-over for the mainframe and all Software AG licenses for an east coast manufacturer/retailer. The project included database conversion from Adabas to SQL Server and the replatforming of Natural to the Modern Systems ATP for Natural Windows environment. The new application performs well and provides the same functionality as the former mainframe applications. Both online and batch code is maintained as natural syntax using the advanced developer workbench within ATP. All batch natural syntax is auto-converted to C# within ATP for execution in batch.

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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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BluePhoenix and ATERAS Complete Merger; Commence Operations as Modern Systems

BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: BPHX) and Sophisticated Business Systems, Inc. (d/b/a ATERAS) announced the closing of the merger of the two companies. The new combined company will adopt the Modern Systems brand identity (NASDAQ: MDSY) and be headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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