Unisys COBOL to Java
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Time to Completion
Using money from the Modernizing Government Technology Act's Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sought to modernize several of its remaining critical systems on a legacy Unisys mainframe. GovCIO engaged The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) to provide automated code conversion of more than 1.3 million lines of the client's COBOL applications, with hierarchical DMS and relational RDMS databases, to the Microsoft Azure cloud. TSRI implemented Java as the target language and Microsoft SQL Server as the target relational database at 99.67% automation.
Near 100% Automation
Low Technical Risk
Minimal Code Freeze
WHY GovCIO CHOSE TSRI
The federal government required adherence to quality and maintainability standards, so TSRI tuned its JANUS Studio® transformation and refactoring engine to generate the production-ready Java code. Finally, because TSRI could test the Java application alongside the mainframe still in production, when the client shut down the legacy system during an extended federal holiday weekend, the Java application went live—in 14 hours—with almost zero code freeze.