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

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|0 Comments

How to move huge mainframe transactional workloads to Azure and .NET

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# [...]

By |2017-09-18T13:51:34+02:00September 12th, 2017|.NET, CICS, Migration, Raincode|0 Comments

Why is .NET the Target Platform of Choice for Rehosting Projects?

Mainframe environments are made of numerous components, sub-systems, applications with varying levels of criticality, performance requirements, developed in different languages and by different programming teams over decades. Quite logically, parts of this complexity show in rehosting projects and in the target architecture.     Multiple languages To care for this variety of moving parts, more [...]

By |2018-08-03T10:46:09+02:00November 9th, 2015|.NET, COBOL, Compilers, Migration, Raincode, Rehosting|Comments Off on Why is .NET the Target Platform of Choice for Rehosting Projects?