Brussels, Belgium (PressExposure) October 13, 2008 -- RainCode provides Microsoft's customers with a faster and lower cost way to modernize legacy applications to run in modern Windows based servers. The RainCode Engine analyzes and transforms several of the most popular legacy computer languages into modernized code able to run in .NET environments against a relational database, as well as server environments employing emulation of mainframe environments such as CICS.
The RainCode Engine can parse mainframe languages such as COBOL, ADSO, IDEAL, Pacbase that are integrated with old databases such as Datacom/DB, IDMS or IMS. The result, if targeted into an emulated mainframe environment, is generally modernized COBOL operating against a relational database. However, if targeted into a modern environment such as .NET, the result can be either C# or .NET enabled COBOL, as preferred by the customer, operating against SQL Server or Oracle.
RainCode radically changes the cost/benefit equation for organizations seeking to modernize their applications - with bottom line benefits. The Progress 4GL modernization, with competitive estimates between $1.5 million and $3 million, was not affordable by the customer. With RainCode able to perform the job for a fraction of those estimates, the project generated a positive return on investment.