Why Mainframe-based Organizations Are Going Cloud Native

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!

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...   [...]

In the mainframe legacy migration world COBOL is not the problem

DB2 SQL dialect. COBOL programs usually interact with a database system. In the vast majority of cases DB2 is the preferred choice, the killjoy is IMS. Migrating data from DB2 to MS SQL has been solved for a long time, but what about SQL statements embedded in application programs? One can believe that SQL [...]

By |2018-08-03T10:45:09+02:00January 23rd, 2018|COBOL, Mainframe, Migration, PL/I, Rehosting, Technical, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How a disruptive technology in .NET compilers saves on a mainframe bill ?

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 [...]

By |2017-12-06T10:08:45+01:00December 5th, 2017|.NET, CICS, COBOL, Compilers, Mainframe|0 Comments

7 things I wish I knew before migrating my first IBM mainframe

Even in (relatively) small volumes, HLASM is a serious problem In most mainframe shops, the volume of HLASM code is small compared to COBOL or PL/I. Even so, as little as 30’000 lines of assembler code will cause unexpected delays and budget overruns. If one considers rewriting it, reverse engineering its behavior requires [...]

By |2018-07-18T14:32:16+02:00October 11th, 2017|Compilers, Mainframe, Migration, Raincode, Rehosting|1 Comment