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Raincode Sets Industry Standard in Mainframe Migration with New Version of Cobol Compiler for .NET

Posted by Cécile Mouly on Jul 10, 2017 1:26:45 PM

 

When migrating Mainframe to .NET, reduce dependancy of COBOL & allow

cost-less new developments

 

 

At Microsoft Inspire, Raincode releases the community edition version 3.0 of its free to use COBOL Compiler: a major upgrade for this exceptional product downloaded over 11’000 times and counting. It is de facto the industry standard COBOL compiler when corporations migrate IBM mainframe legacy code to the .NET platform.

 

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Topics: Migration, COBOL, Microsoft

Mergilent Successfully Rehosted Applications on .NET Platform with the Raincode COBOL Compiler

Posted by admin raincode on Feb 2, 2016 10:03:47 AM

Property Development Software provider, Mergilent, has migrated without support all its software modules to run on Microsoft .net environment using the Raincode COBOL compiler and its Visual Studio plug-in.

To migrate a software running on Mainframe, with CICS and VSAM, to a .NET environment with an SQL server database, Mergilent, an Australian Property Development Software provider evaluated the options on the market and after an extensive analysis opted for the Raincode Cobol Compiler for Windows. Mergilent rehosted the business logic in a .net environment, with all the front-end and back-end handling re-engineered and automatically generated by using in-house automated tools.

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Topics: .NET, Migration, videos, Rehosting, COBOL

COBOL Rehosting: mBank Chooses Raincode

Posted by admin raincode on Dec 9, 2015 10:12:46 AM

 Brussels, December 2015

 

mBank chooses Raincode, the specialist of the mainframe migration, to rehost its mainframe COBOL applications to the .NET platform

 

mBank, the 3rd largest retail bank in Poland, runs a mainframe, together with a large customized system written in COBOL, using DB2 for the database. To reduce cost, improve flexibility and extend this systems’ lifetime, mBank started a rehosting project aimed at moving Accenture’s Altamira to Microsoft’s .NET platform.

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Topics: Raincode, .NET, Migration, Rehosting, Stack, COBOL, CICS

Meet the Raincode QIX, the CICS Emulator for Windows

Posted by admin raincode on Nov 18, 2015 3:51:10 PM

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 language.

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Topics: .NET, Migration, videos, COBOL, CICS, PL/I

8 Good Reasons to Keep your Mainframe

Posted by admin raincode on Nov 4, 2015 2:39:48 PM

Reasons to keep your mainframe: 

  1. You just have too much money to spend. Your banker complains about your accounts exceeding the limit set for positive balance. You really need to spend more money, and the mainframe is such a great way of solving this problem. Hurrah!

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Topics: fun, Migration, mainframe

How Much Does a Mainframe Cost?

Posted by admin raincode on Oct 19, 2015 11:05:00 AM

 

It has probably been many years since your company’s applications and data depend on a mainframe. Maybe thirty years, maybe even more? Have you ever evaluated how much this mainframe cost your organization, every year?

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Topics: Migration, Stack, mainframe, COBOL

Why Is It So Difficult to Migrate Legacy Programs?

Posted by admin raincode on Oct 13, 2015 1:30:00 PM

 

Between the 70s and the 90s, almost all programmers used to develop the business logic in COBOL, assure the data persistence in DB2 and rely on CICS to process transactions. Therefore looking to migrate legacy COBOL is a dead end, you don’t have a set of COBOL programs, you have a complex set made of Cobol, CICS and DB2. 

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Topics: .NET, Migration, COBOL, CICS

In Action: The Raincode Stress Tester

Posted by admin raincode on Oct 1, 2015 3:01:46 PM

 

When rehosting a CICS application, you want to ensure that the target platform delivers the required level of performance, in the form of acceptable response times for realistic number of simultaneous users operating similarly realistic workloads.

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Topics: .NET, Migration, videos, CICS

The Illusion of the Vanilla Legacy Modernization

Posted by admin raincode on Sep 29, 2015 10:30:52 AM

 

Today, as large companies start to think to leave the mainframe, something occurs quite repeatedly: the illusion of a Vanilla Legacy modernization, or to put it in other terms: the piece-of-cake modernization. “Let’s just find a COBOL compiler and let’s roll on a modern platform”. As you already guessed, that’s not going to happen.

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Topics: .NET, Migration, Databases, SQLServer, CICS

The SQL Server Migration Assistant by Microsoft

Posted by admin raincode on Sep 25, 2015 11:00:00 AM

 

Today, we decided to share with you a great tool made available by Microsoft: the SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA).

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Topics: Raincode, .NET, Migration, SQLServer, Technical, whitepaper

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