Migrating from Natural to COBOL

How can businesses move safely and cost-effectively from Natural & Adabas? This document explains the process through automated code transformation, an approach perfected by Astadia as an answer to this question.

The document explores the key business drivers for making the step from Natural to COBOL, and how Astadia's tools make this transition possible.

Research Paper Overview

Why migrate from Adabas & Natural to COBOL

  • Staying on the mainframe
  • Moving off the mainframe

Natural to COBOL: Architecting a Migration

  • Keys to a Successful Conversion
  • Key Traits of a Professional Software Conversion Tool
  • Flexible Migration Tools

Natural to COBOL: A High-Level Tour

  • Challenges
  • Target COBOL version
  • Loops
  • Data Items
  • Reinput and Retry

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