Raincode Batch: our JCL interpreter is your key to a smooth transition to Azure
Your mainframe operations can’t run without JCL. Give your JCL a second life in the cloud with our JCL interpreter, Raincode Batch
Raincode Batch is our JCL interpreter is compatible with z/OS JCL. The Raincode JCL interpreter makes the transition of the intricate business logic embedded into JCL to Azure and .NET Core platforms as smooth and painless as possible. The Raincode JCL interpreter is designed to run code that has been compiled by the Raincode COBOL, PL/I and ASM370 compilers and it can easily run steps written in virtually any language. It has the facility to be configured and fine-tuned with user-written code, so it can be easily adapted to your own necessities.
The Raincode JCL interpreter is equipped with replacements for many utilities such as DFSORT, IDCAMS, IEBGENER, etc. DFSORT is a standard utility that is run from JCL, which is vital for your sort operations. Raincode Batch uses the JCL file with your DFSORT program control statements to run your job. With our sort implementation for .NET Core embedded in the Raincode JCL interpreter, we orchestrate the process, informing the system when, where and how it needs to sort.
The Raincode JCL interpreter offers integrated support for a repository database. It gathers all information regarding the JCL code for statistics and portfolio analysis tasks. It also offers support for a scan mode for JCL validation without physically executing steps.
The Raincode JCL interpreter includes efficient locking using native APIs. This system is lighter and faster than using a database as a lock server, resulting in overall higher efficiency.
The Raincode JCL interpreter offers integrated support for Control-M’s Autoedit extensions, adding a new level to your batch scheduling. The Raincode JCL interpreter also comes with a versatile parser generator, which offers the platform and facility for convenient development of additional utilities if necessary.