Many of today’s applications that were developed in COBOL are still mission-critical and continue to deliver significant benefits to the organizations that use and rely upon them. Nevertheless, many organizations are faced with issues of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), skill shortage, or simply end of support of the technology that served them well for many decades. Astadia's service provides an opportunity to liberate these valuable and reliable business systems from their dependency on compiler technology that is no longer wanted, and convert them to Object-Oriented languages such as C# or Java.
Astadia will take any application developed in COBOL and automatically transform it into a C# functionally identical application, ready to run on Windows and .NET.
Since both the COBOL to C# conversion and the testing is fully automated, the outcome of the project is fully predictable, in terms of risks, costs, and duration.
The migrated application is completely free of dependencies on Astadia software and relies on industry standard technologies instead.
All Astadia migrations ensure three types of equivalence:
Functional equivalence: the converted C# application’s behavior is identical to that of the original COBOL one
Performance equivalence: the converted C# application will perform at least as well as the original COBOL one (of course, assuming adequate infrastructure)
Maintenance equivalence: maintenance of the converted application will be comparable in effort to the original COBOL application
COBOL has been declared dead more than once the past decades, yet the number of COBOL lines of code in use is still growing year-by-year.
There are however many good reasons to contemplate a migration from COBOL to C#. These are typically the major concerns for businesses:
Converting from COBOL to C# and the .NET platform offer answers to all these concerns:
Next to that, a COBOL to C# transformation also means:
Astadia uses its own specialized tools to automate the migration of COBOL sources to C#, guaranteeing code quality, avoiding risks, and offering full predictability through 100% automation.
The architecture of the COBOL to C# converter contains:
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