IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - January 2018 - F7
Code and Database Modernization
Improve maintainability and integration and reduce risk by using mainstream
technologies that augment and extend existing IBM i applications.
Your IBM i applications and databases have served your organization for decades and represent a storehouse of
valuable business rules, operational procedures and customer data. However, it is now difficult to find resources
who can maintain and develop RPG, COBOL, CA 2E (Synon) code and DDS data sources. In addition, it can be
challenging to integrate older languages with emerging technologies.
Solutions for the entire application lifecycle:
Leverage Existing Investment: Leverage your
existing applications and data with an automated
approach and a proven methodology to modernize
RPG and Synon to Java: Convert RPG
and CA 2E (Synon) to Java to take advantage of recent
technology, integration opportunities, and more
readily-available staff with modern skill sets.
Integrate Your Systems: Take advantage of greater
integration opportunities afforded by conversion to
Tool-Assisted Re-Engineering: Choose from
a variety of solutions to easily re-architect your
applications in modern languages.
Future-Proof Your IT: Move to modern, open
languages to improve business agility and better
position yourself to support growth for the future.
DDS to DDL: Make the most of IBM's latest database
features while remaining on IBM i, and make data
more easily available to users.
Database Re-Architecting: Remodel, transform
and modernize your database while ensuring access
to new data structures - without needing to make
changes to the application code.
RPG to Java
DDS to DDL
CA 2E (Synon) to Java