RainCode joins Microsoft's Mainframe Migration Alliance (MMA)

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.

About Raincode

RainCode has been providing tools and services for software migrations and rehosting to the biggest names in the industry since 2000. Our technologies address all the technical components of a mainframe migrations, including:
• Data migrations, including normalization, data cleansing, etc.
• Code migration when a language translation must occur, or when technical components at the source code level must be changed in the course of the migration
• Code restructuring, to improve the technical quality of the migrated code while guaranteeing absolute functional equivalence
• Emulation, when a component of the technical infrastructure can be replaced without altering the existing programs in any way
• Quality control to ensure that the entropy introduced by the migration process remains under control
We have solutions for:
• Datacom (including CA-Ideal, COBOL programs and Data Queries)
• VSAM to relational
• DL/1 to relational
• Progress to Java or C#

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Press Release Submitted On: October 12, 2008 at 7:03 pm
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