Mainframe to Cloud

Mainframe to Cloud

Offload queries from the mainframe and enable analytics on your big data

Many of the world’s largest companies continue to run mission critical applications on mainframe systems. But analyzing this data by directly querying the mainframe can be complex and costly, with billing based on MIPS (millions of instructions per second.) To meet evolving business needs, enterprises are searching for new ways to integrate mainframe data into big data analytics platforms that include data warehouses and Hadoop.

Real-time and large scale

With Bhavan IT Services Replicate, enterprises gain benefits such as:

  • Real-time data capture for Apache Kafka: Bhavan IT Services Replicate feeds live database changes to Kafka message brokers with low latency, helping enterprises to broadcast data streams. concurrently to multiple big data targets.
  • Large scale for data ingestion/streaming: Bhavan IT Services Replicate scales to ingest data from many databases to many targets, providing centralized monitoring and management.

Simple and universal

  • Support for many sources: Bhavan IT Services Replicate is a single platform that supports many data sources on the mainframe including DB2 z/OS, IMS and VSAM (as well as many other databases across many platforms).
  • No manual coding: Bhavan IT Services Replicate enables easy configuration through a wizard-based GUI.

A Mainframe Assessment is a method of understanding existing application components of a mainframe environment before deciding whether to perform a modernization project. A Mainframe Assessment includes full definition of the goals and areas of concentration prior to data collection. Bhavan IT Services uses automation technology to perform a very detailed, targeted assessment of the entire mainframe application environment. This assessment provides the ability to fully define a modernization project plan including assignments, responsibilities, timeframes, and costs. This service:

  • Ensures business rules and technical use cases are documented
  • Ensures no critical requirements or functionality are left out of the target state design
  • Includes option selection analysis and cost modeling for modernization roadmap
  • Saves time and money by using automated technologies

Mainframe Assessment Overview

Mainframe components are classified and listed in detail and notes are attached to components requiring special attention during the conversion process. All application components are inventoried, classified by language, and cross-referenced. Missing components are collected and added to the inventory, while duplicate components residing in multiple customer repositories are eliminated from the inventory. The Assessment results in a complete understanding of the current processing environment.

Bhavan IT Services designed and developed its automation technology to allow preliminary conversion of the database design and application software during the Assessment. This preliminary conversion further defines areas of concentration and is used in preparation of the project plan for the full conversion. It also proves the conversion concept and identifies any special requirements for a successful conversion. No converted code is delivered as part of the Assessment. All of the collected source code is parsed down to the line and field level and stored as metadata in the database. Portions of this source code metadata can be packaged and made available to the customer teams for additional analysis if desired.