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Our Automated ADS/O Refactoring solution delivers modern Cloud-enabled applications and databases that are functionally equivalent to their legacy counterparts, eliminating the hassle and expense of ADS/O, IDMS, ADSA, and the mainframe. This reduces cost, allows for deeper integration, and enables customisation to meet business requirements.

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Why modernise?

CHALLENGES

Scarcity of domain expertise

Developers who understand ADS/O, ADSA, IDMS, and mainframe technology are reaching retirement age and no one is trained to replace them, resulting in a steadily diminishing talent pool. As this shortage grows, the costs and risk of relying on these technologies will continue to rise.

Limited flexibility

Companies are rapidly moving to modern environments and practices such as DevOps and the Cloud. However ADS/O, ADSA, IDMS and the underlying systems that support them were not designed for modern IT, resulting in difficult integrations and limited flexibility.

 

Exorbitant costs

Mainframes running ADS/O, ADSA, and IDMS cost as much as 4,500 per cent more to operate than equivalent Cloud counterparts. This figure is compounded by the rising licensing and maintenance fees for these specialised technologies. 

Automated ADS/O Refactoring

OUR SOLUTION

Dealing with pre-relational network databases has long been the domain of specialist DBAs. Unfortunately, this talent pool is shrinking rapidly as IDMS specialists reach retirement age, creating scarcity, driving up maintenance costs, and compounding risk. As companies seek to migrate away from IDMS, they must also account for ancillary components such as ADS/O, an abstraction tool used to develop modular applications using IDMS databases, when making the shift.

Our Automated ADS/O Refactoring solution provides a turnkey modernisation of your ADS/O dialogs to object-oriented Java or C#, and your associated IDMS databases to relational models deployed to the Cloud or on premises. This service also includes IDMS-based application components such as process modules, maps, ADSA structures, edit and code tables, automatic editing, IDD messages, scratch and queue processing, and IDMS-DC language subroutines.

Our solution preserves the benefits of legacy systems while empowering organisations to leverage the advantages of newer platforms, especially the Cloud. This unlocks a whole new world of automation and scalability from automated testing to quality assurance, and the ability to leverage containerised deployments and orchestration with Docker and Kubernetes.

Refactoring ADS/O and its related components to object-oriented Java or C# presents many challenges. As such, our Automated ADS/O Refactoring solution was designed with the following requirements in mind:

  • Refactored applications must remain functionally equivalent to their original counterparts
  • Refactored applications must be easily maintainable, attain SonarQube A ratings, and follow object-oriented concepts and paradigms
  • Refactored applications should perform as well as, or better than, the original applications
  • Refactored applications should be Cloud-ready and delivered using a standard DevOps toolchain and best practices

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Over 35 years of ADS/O, ADSA, IDMS, and mainframe modernisation experience

More than 500 successful modernisation projects completed

Over 2.5 billion lines of code refactored through automation

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Additional insights to help you modernize

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News & Opinions

BLOG // 22-09-2021

Why mainframe modernisation is a must with a multi-cloud strategy

by Rob Anderson, Vice President of Marketing and Product for Application Modernization

Why mainframe modernisation is a must with a multi-cloud strategy

IMS Conversion: A Technical Snapshot

This blog explores our IMS Data Migration solution, and the process we take towards moving legacy data on or off the mainframe.

by Rob Anderson, Vice President of Marketing and Product for Application Modernization

BLOG // 07-09-2021
IMS Conversion: A Technical Snapshot