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Success Stories: FreeSoft and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group: Tool-based Data and Application Migration from Cobol/ISAM


The Client

Thrifty Car Rental is one of the largest car rental companies in the world and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG).

Through corporately-owned and franchised stores, the company operates more than 1,000 locations in 70 countries. Thrifty is one of the most widely recognized brands in the travel industry which caters to cost-conscious business and leisure travelers.

The Project

The obsolete ISAM database management system servicing Thrifty’s business-critical global online car reservation system needed to be replaced with a modern relational database management system.

In addition to this, the data access interface is modernized by accessing a new FreeSoft-developed service layer that in turn executes the requested business logic, and makes calls to the newly transformed database.

This involved the migration of 124 Vision (ISAM) data files and close on 700,000 lines of COBOL code.

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