A native migration process has the objective of using own characteristics of new platform eliminating dependencies of former platform. In a native migration the procedural language (i.e: JCL ) is automatically converted to Unix native scripting language: Shell; see elements of change; for a more detailed reading of the software elements availables in market for implementation over Unix platforms.

Mainframe native migration advantages:

  • The original value of source code is preserved.
  • Acquisition of new technologies at lower cost.
  • Mainframe environment substitution.
  • Optimal Performance.
  • Standard and equivalent conversion.
  • Professional training to technical resources is minimal.

Native Migration methodologie
The working philosophy used by SysViewSoft for implementation of solutions in application migration is the AUTOMATION. During our course, in SysViewSoft we have been adding to our working strategies Automation tools, with the purpose of perform in an automatic way the several conversion processes:

  • Program conversion (Cobol, Rexx, Assembler, SQL, etc).
  • JCL conversion to Unix shellscripts.
  • Data set conversion (different organizations).
  • Data base migration.

All these conversions managed for only one product: SysViewSoft Suite, who has as mainly functions, services like: language conversion, System Information Mapping (application mining), versions change control, helpdesk, ETL and project administration.

Migration stages and conversion strategies.
We are aware of magnitude and responsibility that implies this kind of projects, SysViewSoft has developed its own technology based on experience, that allows demonstration with facts the feasibility of migration process, the migration schema and migration stages; showing each of phases walked through for the success conclusion of process. It is very important highlighting the fact that client begins the conversion project very confident in the execution by itself.

Conversion strategy.

The scheme "Conversion Strategies", shows the diverse scenarios that we face to ensure the quality of converted elements. Here you can note that elements are all that comprise the legacy application environment: programs, procedures, data screens, history information.