The industry trend is clear, but why exactly are organizations choosing to leave the mainframe and make the transition to the cloud? 1. The mainframe is at the peak of a 25-year crisis Even before Y2K bug threatened to bring modern civilization to a screeching halt, pressure was mounting on organizations to
Raincode v4 compilers are here, and if you are not excited about them, you should be! We have made a lot of changes since v3—changes that will improve the performance of your migrated applications, increase developer productivity, and ensure the success of your modernization project. But don’t take our word for it...
The Philosophy Never change the existing code if you can avoid doing so Don’t change the user look and feel of existing programs when migrating Develop new functionnality in a modern language Guarantee 99. 99% availability for business critical applications thanks to staged migration and reversibility Why should
To achieve this, you must make sure that: The same source code runs on the mainframe and on Azure You have an ASM370 compiler on Azure Your user interfaces are externalised (.NET or Java) and rely on CICS transactions for the business logic You can modernize the code to C#
Last week, we had the opportunity to present the Raincode Stack in Frankfurt . You will see in the presentation below that we aimed to focus on the key issues of legacy modernization:
What will help you dealing with your CICS screens during a COBOL or a PL/I migration? Let's meet the ideal companion of the PL/I and the COBOL compilers: the Raincode QIX, the CICS emulator. Raincode QIX completes perfectly the Legacy Compilers, when CICS comes into the picture. It supports PL/I, COBOL C# and any other .NET