Infinite Releases its latest AS/400 Migration Toolset, Infinite I 10C
Infinite Corporation, a global Software and Services Provider has announced today the release of Infinite I 10C. This product is the latest AS/400 migration toolset produced by Infinite Corporation.
New Product for AS/400 Migration
Infinite I 10c incorporates every conceivable update and
capability that any end-user or developer could desire for their legacy COBOL
or RPG programs that were written for the AS/400 environment. The latest product from Infinite migrates
and deploys applications written for the AS400 platform to Linux, Windows and
UNIX platforms. The toolset also deploys
data to Oracle or MS SQL as part of the process. The interactive portion of the applications
are deployed via a graphical browser that is inherently part of Infinite I
10c. In previous versions of the
Infinite I toolset migrating applications, data and screens were separate
processes and required different products.
This is a converged toolset designed to simplify the complete process.
Flexibility to support existing RPG applications in Java
As RPG and COBOL resources become more
scarce, businesses are seeking to provide support for core applications in more
widely deployed languages like Java. With this in mind, Infinite provides the
ability to make changes to RPG or COBOL source code from a Java editor. This means that basic code maintenance issues
can be handled in Java. Additionally,
Infinite provides the ability to co-execute with Java-based applications via
plug-ins directly from the original code.
Of course, the Java front end of the Infinite I 10c screens can also
plug into, consume and be consumed by Java applications.
Infinite I 10c includes support for
RPGIII, RPG/400, RPG ILE, COBOL/400, COBOL ILE, CL, CLILE and DDS. The latest version also supports RPG
Free. The ability to recompile and deploy
applications beyond fixed format for RPG was a considerable undertaking. Infinite felt that this support was crucial
because there are many developers who continue to work on their IBM I platform
as a development environment. Many of
these companies then deploy applications under AIX or Linux for the Power
platform. Support for the free format
environment was viewed as important by the Infinite team.
Modernization and Cloud-Enablement in one
“We wanted to release a tool that
migrated, modernized and integrated AS/400-based applications to open systems
in a way that incorporated all the tools the marketplace has required”, said
Bruce Acacio, CEO , Infinite Corporation.
“I think this new product hits the mark, said Raquela Kaplan, Director
of Marketing, Infinite Corporation.
Once the applications are recompiled and
deployed, they will operate under Linux, Windows or AIX without having to write
a single line of code. The data will
automatically be migrated as part of the same process and it will reside in
Oracle or MS SQL. The green screens of
the legacy AS/400 applications will transform into beautiful graphical screen
automatically with no editing required and will be deployed via any industry standard
browser. In the post-migration environment,
future application support can be provide in the original language or
Java. These applications can co-execute
with Java applications from runtime and at the front end. Data can be accessed from Oracle or MS SQL as
it would be with any application that was written for those databases natively.
This new version of Infinite I is a
complete remake of the toolset. There are new compilers that add functionality
for Free Format Code developed in RPG, expanded support for ILE functionality
in RPG, COBOL, and CL. There are new development tools that provide for support
and maintenance of migrated code in Java, C, and in the original RPG or COBOL.
This new version also allows the Infinite I Application Server to co-execute
with COTS Java applications or newly developed Java applications in a seamless
manner. Infinite I v10C is a Cloud deployed Application Server that renders
screens graphically in Java using Tomcat/Apache. It requires no client and is
accessible from all major mobile devices and operating systems.
Infinite i 10C simply takes RPG and COBOL
applications written for the IBM I (AS/400) platform and deploys them under
Linux in a Java-based UI. The data is deployed using Oracle 12c. This
toolset for modernizing AS/400 applications creates a complete Java-interactive
There are toolsets that translate RPG or
COBOL in to Java or C#, there are toolsets that migrate data from the iDB
(DB2/400) database to Oracle, and there are GUI generators that also web-deploy
screens. This toolset from Infinite I 10c is the complete package. Infinite i
10C migrates, Infinite i 10C modernizes, Infinite i 10C updates the database,
and most importantly, Infinite i 10C doesn't require a rewrite of the code or
When the process is complete (about 90 days);
the IBM I-based code will execute under inexpensive, industry standard X86
servers, running open source Linux under the Oracle database using graphical
screens that are cloud deployed in Java.
learn more about migrating AS/400 applications to Linux, Windows or UNIX,
please visit www.infinitecorporation.com
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