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Infos Nov 07, 2013 Comments Off on ModernizationInPlace™

ModernizationInPlace means Modernization without Platform Change

ModernizationInPlace is a strategy based on of a combination of later versions of off the shelf IBM i servers (v6R1+) and HP 3000 applications that have been migrated to Linux or UNIX, commercially available off the shelf tools, open source tools and techniques that can be used to provide modernization solutions to almost any sized IBM i or former HP 3000 MPE/iX shop.  This includes the largest organization as well as organizations with a small budget. On the IBM i, The strategy relies on making the modernization changes on an IBM I platform instead of migrating the application to Linux, Windows or UNIX. For migrated HP 3000 applications, it relies on the use of RDBMS’s (typically Oracle, IBM DB2 or Postgresql) as a replacement for Eloquence.

.Key features of the Transformix ModernizationInPlace approach are :

• iSeries/as400/IBM i/Power i or UNIX or Linux
• Web and Mobile UX
• Green Screen Modernization
• Virtualization
• Cloud Hosting
• RDBMS Modernization
• Rapid Application Development

Transformix focuses on modernizing Legacy applications so that they are cloud architecture compatible through the following steps:

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Legacy Modernization to Cloud Architecture

Infos Nov 06, 2013 Comments Off on Legacy Modernization to Cloud Architecture

Modernization involves substantial changes to the application.

The definitions of migration and modernization overlap. However, a key difference is that modernization allows for more substantial changes to the application than migration allows.

Modernization might include:

  • User Interface Upgrades
    • Mobile
    • Web
    • Rich Clients
  • Web Services Integraion
  • Data source Upgrade -RDBMS
  • Social Media Integration
  • Programming Language Conversion
  • Utility and 3rd Party Products Replacement
  • Integration and Networking
    • Web Services
    • RSS feeds
    • SSH
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Transformix Legacy Migration

Infos Nov 06, 2013 Comments Off on Transformix Legacy Migration

Migration retains the look and feel and program runtime behavior of the application

In general, software migration (re-hosting) is the process of moving from one operating environment to another.  In its purest form, software migration targets functional equivalence.  That is, although the operating system, the database, the file system, utilities and third-party tools might have been replaced, the application continues to behave as it did in the source environment.  This is sometimes referred to as a like-for-like migration.

Transformix Migration Steps are:

  • Assessment
  • Proof of Concept
  • Planning
  • Engineering
  • Migration
  • Testing
  • Validation
  • Deployment
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Development Staff Skills Modernization and Consolidation

Infos Nov 06, 2013 Comments Off on Development Staff Skills Modernization and Consolidation

Modernizing Legacy applications can be constructed whereby they modernize the code and data along with the developers and their tools.

Typical solution approaches has the following features:

  • Common development languages
    • IBM EGL
    • JAVA
    • Javascript
  • Legacy development
  • New development
  • Modern UI Development (Web, Mobile, Rich Client)
  • web services development
  • The ability to consume outside web services
  • A common toolset that is shared for all types of development
  • A common strategy and toolset to test and deploy applications to all environments.
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Infos May 30, 2013 Comments Off on JavaCobol

JavaCobol takes the approach of translating the COBOL code into JAVA that looks a lot like COBOL.  This is a popular approach in more modern languages such as Python (Jython), JavaScript (Rhino), Ruby (JRuby), etc.  There are several benefits to this approach; it allows the use of Java classes to be included in with existing logic so that developers can leverage existing proven logic with things that are more easily done in Java  (for example, Regex).  It allows existing developers and newer developers to maintain and enhance the applications.

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IMAGE or Eloquence Replaced with RDBMS

Infos Jan 19, 2010 No Comments

Due to rapidly expanding customer needs, the powerful capabilities of relational database management systems (RDBMS) offerings, and the many applications such as web enablement that are available with RDBMS’s many companies consider it more desirable to migrate TurboIMAGE databases to RDBMS’s than to Eloquence.  Read more »