Is there anyone who has information about vendors with experience in migration from CA GEN (Cics and Cobol) to Java om Linux. I have identified Modern Systems (Blue Phoenix), Jumar and X-act. Is there anyone who knows if there is anymore that has done this?
We are currently working with a number of customers to migrate a variety of Gen applications to a web based Java solution using our Rapide product. This approach allows you to re-platform the application to a more modern web or mobile based solution that would run on any Java EE supported platform whilst retaining the model in Gen. This results in much lower cost, time and risk compared with a re-write or port to a new technology since the model remains largely unchanged. Rapide's Block Mode Option can also be used to automatically convert a 3270 application to the web.
The objective is to leave CA GEN completley. Taht is nor what you describe in the post. What vendor do you represent? Can you, and have you, migrated CA GEN generated code to Java-code? In that case, that would be very interesting!
I represent IET. We are a CA partner specialising in add-on products for CA Gen, and our solution does involve staying with CA Gen, so if your objective is to leave Gen completely then we cannot help. However if the objective is to re platform a Gen application to Java and you are prepared to consider staying in Gen, then we might be able to help. In several similar situations, the business case for staying in Gen is very compelling compared to the alternatives because of the cost, risk and timescale involved in re-writing the application in another technology.
Ok, I understand. The decision to leave GEN is already taken due to strategic reason. So that is not up for discussion. But do you with your experience have knowledge of vewndors that has done what I´m after, i.e. leave CA GEN on mainframe for Java och distributed plattform?
I have not heard of any success stories with automated conversions...they always take much longer and cost more than the vendor has promised with their silver bullets, so take care!
I´ve been a part of a couple of project with automated migration. All success actually But not the setup I`ve been asking about in this forum.
Thx for your info anyway!