You can retain your Natural code as-is while taking advantage of the cost savings and infinite elasticity of the Cloud by rehosting your legacy estate on our Application Transparency Platform (ATP).
Rehosting, sometimes referred to as replatforming, is ideal for companies whose applications are still meeting their business needs, and who therefore wish to retain their Natural development skills while moving away from non-relational databases and expensive mainframe infrastructure. By rehosting with ATP, your Natural code is migrated onto modern, distributed platforms, either on-premises or in the Cloud, without change. Underlying legacy databases are migrated to relational models, configured to seamlessly interact with your applications via ATP.
Organisations looking to move away from Natural can also use ATP to automatically refactor syntax to COBOL, Java, or C# on demand. As an alternative to re-engineering and conversion solutions available for Natural and Adabas, ATP dramatically reduces the timeframe for the replacement cycle and accelerates your return on investment.
ATP enables automated Adabas migration into the relational database of your choice, processing Natural applications using ATP Language (ATPL). ATP powers Natural rehosting seamlessly from the mainframe environment to a more economical and more robust ATP environment, thus reducing maintenance / licencing fees and mainframe workload. Since ATP interprets and executes each Natural command, the Natural applications can execute against the new relational database without changes to the Natural syntax.
Our eavJES batch execution suite, an ancillary toolset within the ATP rehosting software, provides a job execution system for organisations who want to preserve their JCL and procs, and continue to maintain them even when they move off the mainframe.