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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.
For this 4th edition of the Raincode's newsletter, "The People Behind" introduces you to Jean-Eric Waroquier, whose career has been all about legacy languages, compilers and exciting challenges. And now, Raincode sums it all up!
Today, we decided to share with you a great tool made available by Microsoft: the SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA).
Today, let's see how you can rehost a CICS system without using a CICS emulator with the Raincode Legacy compilers! With this detailed guide, see how you can target a more flexible, sizable and cost-effective environment.
As you may already know by now, Raincode Legacy compilers come with great features. At compile time, the compiler offers the ability to port DB2 Stored Procedures written in COBOL or PL/I to SQL Server and use them exactly as they were on DB2!
A software application, as legacy as it is, must be able to evolve in a modern environment, like the .NET framework; the unavoidable new developments must be able to interact somehow with the legacy programs, the easier the better.
How is Raincode seen from an outside perspective?
For this 3rd edition of the newsletter “The People Behind”, we asked Bonnie Castello, friend of Raincode and fellow IT entrepreneur, her American point of view on this matter.