Infinite Claims No Rewriting Necessary in COBOL Migration
November 13, 2012 Alex Woodie
Infinite Corporation last week announced that it helped an unnamed financial services firm migrate a multi-million line COBOL application from IBM i to X86 Linux without a lick of rewriting.
“The Infinite Project Management team used Infinite’s Infinite i toolset to recompile and deploy the COBOL applications under Linux without having to rewrite a single line of code,” says Infinite’s Raquela Kaplan in a press release.
Instead of running under IBM i servers, the application is now running on X86-based Linux servers and the Oracle database. Kaplan says that the company is able to utilize data from the migrated COBOL application with its existing business intelligence tools.
Infinite develops tools for migrating applications from the IBM i server to run on other platforms. The company, which is based in Laguna Niguel, California, and was formerly called California Software, claims to have more than 100,000 installations around the world.