New Technology Developed by BluePhoenix, Oracle Tackles Mainframe Cost, Integration

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 23, 2013) - ORACLE OPEN WORLD - BluePhoenix Solutions (www.bphx.com) (BPHX), the global leader in legacy language and database translation, announced new software and services which dramatically reduce costs of mainframe DB2 deployments and remove the risk of integrating legacy data with modern Oracle Database 12c environments.

The new technology was developed in conjunction with Oracle's technical architecture team in support of Oracle Database Provider for DRDA. The service linked to this technology:

  • Reduces MIPS associated with DB2 processing
  • Liberates legacy data for Business Intelligence and "Big Data" Analytics efforts
  • Delivers the benefits of data tier integration without risk of adjusting legacy application codebase
  • Uses unique technology developed by BluePhoenix in conjunction with Oracle
  • Extends Oracle's market reach into legacy mainframe platforms running DB2

A microsite with additional service benefits and details is available at: http://oracledrda.bphx.com.

"This is cost reduction and integration for legacy systems at the lowest possible risk," says Rick Oppedisano, BluePhoenix Vice President of Product R&D and Marketing. "With DRDA, the risk of adjusting legacy application codebases is removed. There is no migration, no service or transaction interruption. This is pure integration achieved through unique technology developed in partnership with Oracle."

Oracle's technical architecture teams collaborated with BluePhoenix to automate translation and integration of DB2 SQL commands and Oracle SQL commands. "The difference between DB2 SQL syntax and Oracle SQL syntax is not trivial," adds John Regan, BluePhoenix Vice President of Service Delivery. "The ability to identify these gaps and automate their alignment is key to success."

 "The flexibility of the BluePhoenix ATLAS platform creates value in many different ways," adds Oppedisano. "Adding this capability was a natural way to extend our partnership with Oracle, innovate and maintain leadership in our space."

With BluePhoenix's ATLAS Platform, customers can:

  • Reduce MIPS and Overall Mainframe Cost By 50%
    BPHX's Batch In The Cloud service leverages off-mainframe processing power to significantly reduce batch processing cost. Use cases for this service are detailed in BluePhoenix's website blog.
  • Unlock Legacy Data, Get the Big Picture
    Businesses are looking to make better decisions based on data, but can be hampered by legacy systems. BPHX's BI Enablement Services enable companies to integrate legacy databases like IDMS with SQL Server, DB2 and Oracle.
  • Modernize legacy COBOL, Natural, CA COOL:GEN apps and legacy ADABAS, VSAM and IDMS databases
    BPHX's Automated Translation technology is the only solution on the market that guarantees 100% business logic and functionality match between the source and target environments. This empowers customers to keep the best of their legacy system while moving to a modern codebase and infrastructure. This service translates legacy languages like Natural, CA COOL:GEN and COBOL to Java or C#- and legacy IDMS, ADABAS and VSAM to DB2, SQL Server and Oracle.
  • Use Maintainable Code
    Our Automated Translators generate clean, maintainable Java and or C# code. This approach reduces project risk and gives the customer freedom of choice -- for their architecture, data tier and physical infrastructure.

For more on BluePhoenix, research, whitepapers and case studies, see the company's website at www.bphx.com

About BluePhoenix Solutions

BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. (BPHX) is the leading provider of automated database and application migration for legacy systems. Leveraging over 20 years of best-practice domain expertise, BluePhoenix works closely with its customers to minimize risk and provide a clear path from legacy platforms like COBOL, Natural/ADABAS and others to modern solutions like SQL, DB2, Java and more. BluePhoenix customers come from diverse industries and vertical markets such as automotive, banking and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and retail. BluePhoenix has 6 offices in the USA, UK, Italy, Romania, and Israel.

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