Why we believe your mainframe COBOL, PL/I and ASM 370 code should compile as is in. NET, or Azure?
The single source dogma for COBOL, PL/I & ASM370
Everything we do at Raincode aims at letting your existing source code in COBOL, PL/I and ASM 370 run indifferently on the mainframe or in the .NET environment. We want the migration to follow a risk mitigation strategy that is smooth and incremental.
Allowing for gradual and transparent rewriting
The migrated system executes on .NET with a superior level of functionality and any new modules written in C# or VB.NET interact gracefully with the legacy code, calling or being called transparently by COBOL, PL/I or ASM 370 programs.
Safer than conversion
Converting COBOL, PL/I and ASM 370 to C# is a tempting solution. Unfortunately, experience shows how much conversion fails to achieve adequate quality for the maintenance team; not to mention the cost, the disruption, and the risk.
Support for incremental migration
The Raincode tools support the capability of sharing a mainframe DB2 database allowing migrated applications to coexist and share data with the ones still running on the mainframe. Migrating transactions and batch jobs incrementally is safer than requiring a big bang operation.
Integration of CICS or IMS Transaction processing
Raincode QIX allows you to move your CICS® or IMS/TM® applications to a cheaper, more agile, more versatile system in .NET or Azure. The migrated system scales better, and Raincode Qix even allows you to deploy new transactions written in C# or VB.NET.
Support of JCL under .NET
Raincode JCL for .NET integrates with our core products and transparently preserves the critical business processes implemented in JCL for a seamless and complete migration.
Your database of choice DB2 or MS SQL
You keep your DB2 statements as they are or execute them against MS SQL since the Raincode compilers offer the unique capability of supporting both dialects indistinctly.