Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water replaced their mainframe-based Customer Accounting System applications with a modern, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution running on Windows. However, regulatory requirements mandated that at least seven years of customer billing data was to be archived and accessible at all times, a request which the COTS solution was unable to accommodate. As a result, three IDMSX databases containing all seven years of required historical billing data were left in place on the mainframe to meet the requirement, to be accessed as needed.
It became apparent that retaining the mainframe solely to hold and access archived billing data was not cost effective. They needed a solution, fast. Modern Systems came in, converted the IDMSX databases to a single SQL Server database, migrated the applications used to access the data to Windows, and helped Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water shut their costly big iron down for good, in less than four months.
We're hosting a series of webinars to help people like you understand how database modernization, legacy data archiving, and creative solutions to reducing the cost of the mainframe could work for your organization.
- Legacy Data Archiving: Trends & Drivers
- The factors driving Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water's decision to modernize
- Database modernization best practices
- Snapshots of each Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water project phase
- Our Solution: Data archiving, database replication, & database modernization
- Open Discussion
We help transition legacy systems all over the world, giving us visibility into trends that impact people like you. Please join us for the webinar and download our Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water case study
to learn more.