COBOL to Maintainable Java & C#


SoftwareMining - COBOL to Java and C# News

The following list only contains SoftwareMining projects that we are legally allowed to mention.


June 2019 - Translation Count

To date 25.3 Million Lines of COBOL, BMS and JCL code have been translated to Java/C#, JSP/ASP and Unix Shell-scripts using SoftwareMining tools.

2019 August

Large European Retail Bank selects SoftwareMining for migration of CICS COBOL applications to Java.

The bank's initial plan was to outsource the migration/rewrite of their 2.5 million lines of legacy COBOL applications to Java. But after months of technical evaluation, feasibility study and detailed Proof-Of-Concept project, the bank opted to perform the project in-house using SoftwareMining COBOL to Java Translation Tools.
The primary influencing factors were:     ... read more


2019 Jan

Leading insurance data analytics company selects SoftwareMining for inhouse translation of DB2 COBOL to Java and JCL to Unix-Shell.

Leading insurance data analytics company selects SoftwareMining for inhouse translation of DB2 COBOL to Java, and JCL to Unix Shell scripts.
The client, a member of Standard & Poor’s S&P 500® Index and part of the Nasdaq-100 Index, opted for use of SoftwareMining Translation Tool after a 6 month detailed evaluation period.
The DB2 COBOL application residing on IBM Z/OS will be ported to Java and deployed on Unix hosts.

The batch part of the application relies on numerous JCL scripts, all of which will be converted to Unix Shell scripts using the SoftwareMining Translation Tool. Parts of the JCL scripts are very performance sensitive, and have been using the 3rd party sort utility Syncsort. Majority of such calls will be converted to SoftwareMining's Java Sort utility, however Syncsort will be retained for the more performance sensitive processes.


CA-IDEAL to C# - very detailed Proof-Of-Concept completed successfully over 3 months

CGI is one of the large US System Integrators with 31,000 professionals in 125 offices worldwide. As a part of a client requirement, CGI performed a detailed Proof-Of-Concept exercise involving migration of CA-Ideal application to C# (via conversion to COBOL). The following technologies were used in the target application The following issues encountered and addressed: Overall, the project has been a technical success, and CGI used as a basis of their technical proposals to the prospect.

Wipro - Migrating banking Client's application from COBOL to Java for deployment on Cloud

Wipro is one of the largest System integrators with over 175,000 employees.
The project involved migration of 1.4 Million lines of COBOL / JCL to java and Unix Shell scripts for one of the largest US Banks.

The clients decision to migrate to Java was driven by their cost benefit analysis, showing translation from Cobol to Java and deployment on cloud has a significant cost benefits.

It took approximately one month for WIPRO, the bank's System Integrator, to translate 1.4 mill lines of COBOL to Java using SoftwareMining toolkit. An additional 4 months has been allocated to testing phase.

All the work was performed at client site - and at no stage any code was sent offsite.


HCL Technologies becomes a SoftwareMining COBOL to Java Conversion partner

HCL Technologies has demonstrated remarkable growth through the recent economic downturn, emerging as one of only eight 21st century listed technology companies in the world to cross $1bn in Net Profit, $6bn in Revenue and $15bn in Market Capitalization.

The teaming agreement with SoftwareMining allows HCL to bring state of the art COBOL migration services to their many clients.


NTTData Selects SoftwareMining COBOL to Java Conversion Tools

NTT Data with Headquarters in Tokyo and with business operations in more than 40 countries, provides a premier professional services from consulting, system development to business IT outsourcing.

When one of NTT-Data's client's required the conversion of their COBOL code to Java, NTT reached out to SoftwareMining.
The project was being performed by NTT Data's resources - using SoftwareMining's COBOL to Java Converter. The initial project is focusing on migration of an IBM Z/OS and IBM AS400 (ISeries) applications.


Texas Dept of Family Protective Services - java translation of COBOL application goes live

Texas Department of Family Protective Services.
This was a COBOL application communicating with a Relational database via Embedded SQL. The application was translated to Java using SoftwareMining's COBOL to Java Converter. Testing and Deployment was performed by MCorp - a Systems Integrator specializing in legacy modernization.


M-Corp selects SoftwareMining tools translation of Government Health application

MCorp specializes in Legacy and Analytics. With over 100 projects completed successfully on time and budget, MCorp has developed a set of best practices to make sure our work excels.
These best practices now incorporate the use of SoftwareMining's COBOL to Java Converter. The particular code base under translation is a government Health Application comprising of a number of large COBOL/ESQL programs.
Whilst the COBOL code is translated to Java, ESQL are translated from COBOL to Java dialect.


SoftwareMining tools selected for migration of Fairfax County IBM/CICS COBOL to Java/Oracle

SoftwareMining's COBOL to Java Converter is used to move county's IBM COBOL/CICS to Java/Oracle. The project is split into two phases. In first phase the focuses on migration of ONLINE part of code (COBOL CICS & BMS). The batch application (COBOL + VSAM) files are migrated in second phase.
One of the main requirements was seamless migration of VSAM KSDS files to Oracle databases. This activity has been achieved quickly, automatically and much more efficiently than rehosting type projects where it would have involved manual replacement of CICS and VSAM API to Embedded SQL.
The onsite parts of project will be performed by IAI ([OTC BB: IAIC) and ARK Solutions


SoftwareMining high quality translation approaches compiler level accuracy in ILE COBOL to Java project

Compilers generate accurate but un-maintainable code. SoftwareMining aims to generate legible maintainable code.
This project was for translation IBM ISeries – ILE COBOL to java, and the DB400 database to MS-SQLServer. The database migration was performed manually (via other tools). The re-translate java programs then communicated with the SQL Server database. A noteworthy aspect in this project was the code translation accuracy was at to 99.99% accurate. The 0.01% inaccuracy was compile time issues, which allowed them to be identified and resolved very quickly.


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French Social Security office uses SoftwareMining for Migration of COBOL to Java

Translation of parts COBOL code for 'Régime Special des Independants' (RSI) - part of French Social Security. In this project the System Integrator part of BULL will integrate the translated code in its SIPRESS application for RSI The original application is written for BULL COBOL. The migration to Java allows integration of the application with other Java components already provided by BULL. SoftwareMining's COBOL to Java Converter was used for this migration.


SoftwareMining invited to join Microsoft's Platform Modernization Alliance

SoftwareMining's expertise in migration of COBOL application to a re-structured and Object oriented C# code has initiated our invitation to Microsoft’s Platfo0rm Modernization Alliance.


SoftwareMining's COBOL to C# modernization strategy addresses several long term issues with running legacy applications – namely:

Unisys's C# version of URBIS application completes Testing phase, and ready for production

With 138-year history, Unisys is one of the oldest US / Global computer companies. In 2011 Unisys decided to migrate the COBOL part of their URBIS banking application to C#. Having already performed a thorough review of marketplace, Unisys opted for SoftwareMining's COBOL to C#/.NET Converter. Unisys's Urbis application is a fully integrated, windows-based international banking system designed to support all of a bank's international business including treasury, customer accounts, lending, derivatives and securities. Part of the system was originally implemented in COBOL.
The translation of URBIS Application to C# offered the following advantages to UNISYS:

BULL & TELEBIG Consortium use SoftwareMining for Migration of COBOL to Java

Translation of parts COBOL code for 'Régime Special des Independants' (RSI) - part of French Social Security. In this project the System Integrator part of BULL will integrate the translated code in its SIPRESS application for RSI The original application is written for BULL COBOL. The migration to java allows integration of the application with other Java components already provided by BULL.


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Transunion successfully completes migration of Tandem COBOL Credit Card Application to Java using SoftwareMining COBOL to Java Converter

TransUnion is a global leader in credit information and information management services. TransUnion's dedicated associates provide solutions to approximately 45,000 businesses and approximately 500 million consumers worldwide. Part of TransUnion's Credit Card processing application was written on Tandem COBOL and communicates with INFORMIX Database. After reviewing the COBOL to Java tools vendors - TransUnion decided to use SoftwareMining's COBOL to Java Converter provided the best means of moving away from this environment.
The translation of this Application to Java offered the following additional advantages to TransUnion:

Unisys Awards COBOL to C# migration of URBIS Banking to SoftwareMining

With 138-year history, Unisys is one of the oldest US / Global computer companies. In 2011 Unisys decided to migrate the COBOL part of their URBIS banking application to C#. Having already performed a thorough review of COBOL Migration tools, Unisys approached SoftwareMining to migrate the COBOL code to C#. Unisys's Urbis application is a fully integrated, windows-based international banking system designed to support all of a bank's international business including treasury, customer accounts, lending, derivatives and securities. Part of the system was originally implemented in COBOL.
The translation of URBIS Application to C# offered the following advantages to UNISYS:

CGI selects SoftwareMining tools for migration of 3 COBOL applications to Java

CGI is one of the large US System Integrators with 31,000 professionals in 125 offices worldwide. CGI has their own set of COBOL applications providing a variety of services to their Clients. Such clients are gradually migrating their other systems to Java, and anticipate closer integration of their Java systems with those provided by CGI.
SoftwareMining translation system was selected after a vendor review process lasting over 1 year.
The translation of these systems to java offered the additional advantages to CGI:

Unit Trust Corporation Selects SoftwareMining for I-Series (AS400) COBOL to java Migration

This is an ILE COBOL Application with communicating with a DB400 database which is also run on i-Series. The target architecture is to replace all the COBOL applications with Object Oriented Java code, which continues to run on the same I-Series boxes and continues to access the same DB400 database.
This strategy will allow retraining of the legacy resources in new languages, as well as the use of other Java resources in the organization to continue maintaining and enhancing the existing system.


Schober Successfully completes migration of Legacy COBOL Application to Java

Schober, a leading provider of direct-mail processing solutions, implemented modernization of their legacy system within weeks using SoftwareMining’s COBOL to Java Converter. Operational concerns regarding on-going mainframe support costs and maintainability of the current COBOL development environment, lead the management team to consider alterative solutions in SoftwareMining.

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Government Technology Mag. Showcases use of SoftwareMining technologies for modernization of Government Project

The article uses the success of "Tax office Modernization at State of Maine" to set out a modernization path UK government organizations, and assess the feasibility of migrating critical government applications to modern platforms.

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State of Maine Revenue Services Modernizes Tax System and reduces IT costs with SoftwareMining

COBOL to Java migration of State of Maine Tax system completes testing phase and goes live. Maine Revenue Services estimated COBOL to Java migration using SoftwareMining Converter reduced project costs by 70% compared to purchasing a replacement system. In addition, because the system was transformed as opposed to replaced, training and training costs were virtually eliminated, saving even more.

In 2002, the state of Maine started evaluating how it could provide better service to Maine taxpayers and reduce the overall cost of IT. The existing tax system, known as MATS (Maine Automated Tax System), was good and had many customizations, but it was showing its age.

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COBOL to Java transformation now supported on IBM z/OS and System Z

SoftwareMining announces the availability of COBOL to Java Converter for IBM z/OS and System z using JDK 1.4.2 to 1.6. Customers wishing to move from COBOL to Java now have the option of remaining on the mainframe platform.

Running Java on System z can significantly reduce the costs of running Java -oriented applications using the Application Assist Processor (zAAP). For Java workloads, zAAPs may enable customers to:

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Softwaremining supports Pacific Tsunami Appeal

On the 29th of September an 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 17:48 GMT generating a 15ft tsunami wave. This disaster caused widespread destruction across the Pacific Islands of Samoa and Tonga.

On the 8th of November a rugby match is being played to raise both awareness and money for the victims of these islands. The money raised will be distributed direct to local communities. Michael Jones, ex Samoan and All Black International is coordinating a project to develop and rebuild schools in the region. For every £5,000 raised one new school can be built. As well as the rebuilding of the schools Michael will distribute money to the local communities to rebuild essential amenities and infrastructure.
If you would like to make a donation or attend the charity match on 8th November Click here .



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Press Release

London and Guildford, UK – October 2009 Software Mining announces new marketing agreements with TELEBIG in France and American Cybernetics Corporation (ACC) in North America. Both TELEBIG and ACC can boast strong penetration into government and other vertical markets with significant legacy infrastructures.
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Press Release

London and Guildford, UK – June 8th 2009 Software Mining Ltd and IPROS Software Ltd today announced that they have signed a global licensing agreement establishing IPROS as the exclusive distribution entity for the legacy modernization technologies developed by Software Mining. The new venture will use the softwareminingTM brand under exclusive license and continue to develop the technology.
Click here to see the full press-release.



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Computer Weekly Magazine

The Diminishing Cobol skills – there is an alternative . It was recently reported that the government of California was having trouble implementing spending cuts because of a lack of skilled Cobol programmers. The state wanted to cut wages, but its payroll system is written in Cobol and the lack of Cobol resources made it difficult to effect the programming changes required ...

The article goes on to discuss benefits of modernization thru SoftwareMining's COBOL to Java & c#/.NET Converter.


 

2008 May US Tax Office - Translated Java Application goes live

A US Tax office COBOL application has been translated to Java, tested and gone live. SoftwareMining technology was used for the translation of the Tax office's COBOL application to Java. The work was undertaken by Revenue Solutions Inc, a Systems Integrator specializing in Tax systems.

The Project Manager at Revenue Solutions said:

In 16 years of implementing complex tax systems, the MERITS project has been by far the most successful implementation to date. The translation of the COBOL code to JAVA using SoftwareMining's translation software was a tremendous success. RSI is an advocate of reengineering legacy systems that meet the majority of the user community's business needs, rather than recommending the wholesale replacement of a working system. Our experience of working with SoftwareMining reconfirmed our view that reengineering enables a business or government agency to reap the benefits of modern technology without the significant risk and cost associated with wholesale replacement

 

2008 May COBOL to Java Modernization project is successfully completed for North American Bank

This division of the Bank has no longer any dependencies on legacy COBOL applications or mainframes. The project was completed within time and budget. The technical lead in charge of project said:

We give Software Mining 10 out of 10 for the conversion and support we received

2008 April The april 2008 edition of the quarterly magazine Windows in Financial Services has published a report on Mainframe Modernization.

The article showcases SoftwareMining as the only company offering viable COBOL to Java / C# translation tools, and a true path to migration away from COBOL.

The full article and and introduction by Microsoft's Spyros Sakellariadis can be found at www.windowsfs.com .


 

2007 October Financial Group uses SoftwareMining for Translation of IBM COBOL Code to Java.

The SoftwareMining's high quality of generated java code, and its ease of Maintenance has lead to SoftwareMining's selection in this project. The new Java Application will be deployed on MS Windows/Intel platform, leading to a decommissioning of the Mainframe hardware.


 

2007 August SoftwareMining has released version 7.4 of its CORECT Legacy Transformation Toolkit.

This new release of CORECT produces even higher quality code than previously available as it adheres to Javabean standards. Support for additional dialects of COBOL has also been added, bringing the total number of supported dialects to 8.

Cyrus Montakab, SoftwareMining's CTO said, “It's great to be able to release this new version. The generated code quality is higher than ever, conforms to even more industry standards and covers yet more COBOL dialects. I am confident that this release makes our products even more competitive and keeps us in an industry-leading position”.


Jan 2007 US State chooses SoftwareMining transformation tools for 2 year project.

SoftwareMining is delighted to announce that it has been selected as tools vendor for the Revenue Division of a US state. A specialist taxation systems integrator in the USA will use SoftwareMining's CORECT toolkit to convert in excess of one million lines of COBOL into Java/J2EE, thus enabling the client to shed its dependencies on its mainframe technology and COBOL support resources. The project is to be implemented in low-risk, managed steps and will be completed in 2008. Tim Hill, Sales & Marketing Director of SoftwareMining said, “This is a great win for us in a highly competitive situation. We were chosen because of the exceptionally high quality of our generated code and the usability of the tools, together with our strong partnership with a specialist SI who will work very closely with the client”.


2007 Jan Financial Times - Digital Business / SoftwareMining Interview

Today's Financial Times published a Special Report on "Business Problems with Old Code" (page 6 - FT Digital Business Section). This lengthy article focuses on the imminent reduction in Legacy resources, reporting that, according to Gartner Group, by 2007 approx 50% of those with mainframe skills will be eligible for retirement.
The article is available on-line from: Programs written in old code pose business problems

The Financial Times also dedicates a section to SoftwareMining on the same page, and conducts interviews with Tim Hill - Sales & Marketing Director and Dr Cyrus Montakab , founder and Technical Director.
The article is available on-line at: Case study: Cobol to Java 'transformer' comes into its own


SoftwareMining and XACTIS Corp US sign Partnership Agreement.

SoftwareMining today announced a strategic partnership with Xactis Corp USA (http://www.xactiscorp.com) Xactis is a leading supplier of Business Rule Extractions tools in the US. It provides solutions and products for legacy systems that are unique in the mainframe environment. Operating from East Coast USA, Xactis works with leading Financial and Government organizations to address modernisation and integration issues through application of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). More information on the company can be found at http://www.xactiscorp.com

--> 2005 November: Perot Systems identifies SoftwareMining as Best Quality COBOL to Java Conversion Company

SoftwareMining's Transformation technology has been pin-pointed by Perot Systems as offering the BEST QUALITY of transformation, generating a highly maintainable code. The objective review which was done on behalf of a major credit card company, is been used in proposals for rapid COBOL to Java modernisation of the client code.


Unisys selects SoftwareMining Business Rule Extraction and Data Migration Tools for Far East project

After detailed technical analysis of available solutions, Unisys has choosen SoftwareMining Tools and Services for a major Far-East Government Project. The Business Rule Extraction tools and services were selected for their versatility, and customisation of different languages.
SoftwareMinings's Data-Migration services which have a strong focus on Java developement, have also been selected for this project.


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