Once the Natural applications and associated databases are refactored, Java and C# developers can extend application functionality for Cloud optimization using standard DevOps tools and CI/CD concepts that simply aren’t available for mainframe applications. Precious business logic from the legacy system is preserved, while levels of optimization can be applied to deliver efficiencies and business benefits such as elasticity, granular service definition, and easy integration with Cloud-native services.
Optional self-service Natural modernization
ATP, the software behind our Automated Natural Refactoring and Natural Rehosting solutions, can be licensed and utilized by customers or partners for self-service modernization initiatives as an alternative to our turnkey Automated Refactoring service. Natural code is loaded into ATP where developers can selectively refactor segments of code (programs, business rules, subroutines, etc.) within the environment at their leisure. It can be used indefinitely as a Natural rehosting environment, taking advantage of the Natural coding skills which already exist in-house. It can also be a steppingstone on the path to a Java or C# migration by way of ATP’s 'Save As' feature. Customers who elect self-service Natural modernization with ATP typically use our Automated Data Migration services to extricate their legacy environments from Adabas and migrate into modern relational models.