Mainframe COBOL to Java, C# & Cloud

COBOL to Java Conversion Success Stories

Banking heavyweight achieves mass migration for Cloud deployment, In-house

One of Europe's top 10 largest banks used SoftwareMining Translator to move their online and batch COBOL (CICS/DB2 and JCL) applications to Java for deployment on the private cloud.

The bank's initial plan was to outsource the migration and rewrite of their 2.5 million lines of legacy COBOL applications to Java. However, after months of technical evaluation, feasibility studies and detailed proof-of-concept trials, the bank opted to perform the project in-house. SoftwareMining's COBOL to Java Translator service facilitated just that.
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NASDAQ-500 index member selects SoftwareMining for inhouse translation to Java & C#

A leading insurance data analytics company selected SoftwareMining for the inhouse translation of DB2 COBOL to Java, and JCL to Unix Shell scripts. The client, a member of Standard & Poor's S&P 500® Index and of the Nasdaq-500 Index, chose the translation tool following a six-month evaluation period.

The process included the migration of DB2 COBOL application residing on IBM Z/OS to Java, deployed on Unix hosts. The batch part of the application relies on numerous JCL scripts, all of which were converted to Unix Shell scripts. Parts of the JCL scripts were very performance sensitive, using the 3rd party sort utility, Syncsort. The majority were converted to SoftwareMining's Java Sort utility, while Syncsort was retained for the more performance sensitive processes.

Whirlpool migrates COBOL application to Java / private cloud

World-renowned household appliance manufacturer, Whirlpool enlisted SoftwareMining as part of a cost-cutting exercise which included its batch COBOL application being translated to Java.
Primary benefits included using the current shared Unix servers to run translated Java application before decommissioning the Mainframe. This reduced dependency on legacy languages and skill-sets.
In total, around 50,000 lines of JCL were translated by SoftwareMining as part of the process.

Texas DFPS overcomes challenges to migrate Microfocus COBOL application to Java

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services reached out to SoftwareMining to enact the translation of a COBOL application which communicated with a regional database via Embedded SQL. The application was migrated to Java using SoftwareMining's COBOL to Java Converter, while testing and deployment was performed by MCorp - a systems integrator specializing in legacy modernization.

The system contained very large and complicated SQL statements which needed to be converted from COBOL to Java Dialect, but this challenge was overcome, and the system was translated and live within six months. m was translated and went live within 6 months.

CGI migrates three Financial COBOL applications using SoftwareMining's Translator

CGI called upon SoftwareMining's Translator to facilitate the migration of three financial COBOL applications to Java. The applications were subsequently licensed to the CGI's international client base.

The Canadian IT giant was then able to distribute to clients with no additional runtime; to facilitate easier integration with other systems; and to migrate from indexed files to relational databases when required. They also enjoyed a much larger pool of Java development resources to manage the application.

TransUnion migrates TANDEM COBOL credit processing application to Java

TransUnions Credit Reference Processing and Credit Report Processing was implemented in Tandem COBOL in 1990's. As TransUnion's credit reference processing and credit report processing systems came to the end of their lives, a strategic decision was made to re-platform to Java, rather than port and upgrade. The result, in the words of the consumer credit reporting agency's Enterprise Architect, was "excellent".
We could not have completed this project without it. We have had zero production system outages caused by the new system and there have been no defects found. This was a huge effort and successful because of SoftwareMining.
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IAI enlists SoftwareMining for COBOL-Java Translation

Information Analytics Incorporated (IAI) is a systems integrator for a US state-level government organization and approached SoftwareMining to carry out an IBM COBOL CICS VSAM migration to Java Oracle.

The project involved the translation of IBM CICS online and batch applications to Java, while the associated JCL was translated to PERL scripts by IAI. SoftwareMining also contributed to the testing and delivery phases of the wider project.


Régime Social des Indépendants migrates COBOL to Java with 100% accuracy

SoftwareMining's conversion solutions were used by Régime Social des Indépendants (part of the French Social Security office) for the migration of their COBOL application to Java. The project was heralded as 'all change for the better' with no disruption to services and 100% success at a fraction of the cost of a rewrite.

To sustain functionality, an EXTCALC module was automatically translated from COBOL to Java using SoftwareMining's COBOL to Java conversion technology. SoftwareMining's approach allowed the EXTCALC module to be deployed without any need for modification, while developing the interfaces (web services) with 100% iso-functionality. Translation was 100% correct with zero regression.

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The State of Maine overcomes Tax integration challenges with SoftwareMining

The state of Maine's tax system was originally written in COBOL, using CICS and DB2 and running on zOS. However, it didn't always work with more contemporary IT tools, integration was a constant issue, and it was often cumbersome to swich between functions or to share data with popular desktop tools. It was becoming increasingly difficult to be responsive to change requests and enhancements, and SoftwareMining's intervention helped to overcome these substantial challenges. K Peterson of Maine Revenue Services said:
We are seeing great benefits from this transformation program. Not only have we achieved our cost and maintainability goals, but our users are now more productive and can give a better service to the citizens of Maine."
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Bank OF Montreal modernizes its back-office applications in just three months

The Bank of Montreal enjoyed a successful project with SoftwareMining after realising that its back-office applications were too outdated.

Its applications were implemented in COBOL/DB2 in the 1990s, primarily as batch applications while being updated frequently to reflect changing business requirements. The applications were one of the last ones to still be running on the IBM mainframe, leading to substantial investment into converting COBOL to Java with the help of SoftwareMining.
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Schober reduces runtime license and development tool costs

German company, Schober Information Group, successfully completed an automatic COBOL to Java migration using SoftwareMining technologies.

Through the migration of their legacy application to Java, the company - a leading provider of direct-mail processing solutions - substantially reduced run-time license and development tool costs within their organization. Using SoftwareMining's ‘CORECT' platform solution, the consultancy services organization was able to integrate the automation tool flow into the IT development environment to deliver high quality results.

Stefan Trabert, CIO of Schober group said:
“This unique approach enabled Schober to adopt a cost-effective transformation strategy that delivered modern and structured JAVA code,
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