• November 17th, 2021

    Heirloom Computing Showcases its Single-Click Mainframe to Cloud Software Platform

    An RPA-infused integration of Heirloom® and Probe™ delivers an industry-first SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In an industry-first, Heirloom Computing has achieved the remarkable feat of migrating an IBM Mainframe application to the cloud with a single click. For organizations looking to exit the data center business and migrate to the cloud, their mainframe infrastructure represents a challenging... more
  • May 13th, 2021

    Heirloom Computing Named a Rising Star in ISG Provider Lens™ Mainframe Services & Solutions U.S. 2021 Report

    Heirloom® recognized as Rising Star for Mainframe Modernization Software SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, known for its industry and technology expertise, has named Heirloom Computing a Rising Star in its ISG Provider Lens™ Mainframe Services & Solutions U.S. 2021 Quadrant Report. In response to customer demand,... more
  • December 12th, 2020

    Heirloom Transforms Custom Mainframe CRM App to On-Premise Cloud in 90 Days

    FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Heirloom Computing today announced that OCLC has utilized Heirloom® to enhance IT agility by transforming a mission-critical mainframe workload to a cost-effective, open-systems platform. When OCLC needed to enhance IT agility, they discovered that Heirloom PaaS was aligned with their need to modernize their application portfolio and move away from their dependence on an inflexible and expensive IBM mainframe infrastructure.... more
  • February 5th, 2020

    Splice Machine Partners with Heirloom Computing to Modernize Mission-Critical Mainframe Applications

    Partnership enables modernization of legacy applications to cloud-native targets with new data sources and injection of AI and machine learning, without rewriting them San Francisco, Calif. – February 5, 2020 – Splice Machine, a provider of a scalable SQL database that enables companies to modernize their legacy and custom applications to be agile, data-rich, and intelligent,... more
  • October 17th, 2021

    Using RPA to migrate a Mainframe App to AWS Cloud in two minutes

    Blurr is the fastest Autobot on the planet. We toyed (pun intended) with the idea of labeling Heirloom Computing’s use of robotic process automation (RPA) under the Blurr moniker but decided (sensibly, I think) that it would dilute our existing branding. Nonetheless, with a nod to the descendent of a Cybertronic racehorse, we’re excited to present what... more
  • May 11th, 2021

    Heirloom Computing Named a Leader in the ISG Provider Lens™ Mainframe Services & Solutions U.S. 2021 Quadrant Report

    Heirloom® recognized as Rising Star for Mainframe Modernization Software. Information Services Group (ISG), a well-known technology research and advisory firm renowned for its industry and technology expertise, has named Heirloom Computing a Leader in its Mainframe Services & Solutions U.S. 2021 Quadrant Report. Companies that receive the Rising Star award have a promising portfolio or... more
  • January 1st, 2021

    Execute a refactored IBM Mainframe Application on Multiple Clouds with Heirloom®

    Heirloom replatforms and refactors online & batch mainframe workloads at compiler speed to cloud-native Java applications. During refactoring, it automatically makes those applications agile by exposing the primary business rules as RESTful web services. We migrated a sample Mainframe “Account” application, packaged it as a standard Java war file, and deployed it to Alibaba Cloud, Amazon AWS Beanstalk, Google... more
  • September 1st, 2018

    Breaking the Monolith: Creating Serverless Functions (Microservices) from an IBM Mainframe Application (Done In 60 Seconds)

    Square Pegs in Round Holes I understand; you may already be skeptical. The application modernization arena has not done itself any favors with years of vendor misdirection and misleading claims (permeating from whitepapers and glossy write-ups that attempt to recast tired proprietary technology as modern & relevant — square pegs in round holes). We encounter... more
  • June 1st, 2018

    IBM Mainframe Security To LDAP (Done In 60 Seconds)

    TL;DR — watch this video to see how IBM workload transformation with Heirloom enables you to fully replicate your IBM Mainframe application security controls. So far in our “Done In 60 Seconds” series, we have covered application migration (automatically transforming an unmodified Mainframe COBOL/CICS/VSAM application to a Java Application Server & Relational DB) and data migration (migrating a Mainframe VSAM file to a... more
  • March 1st, 2018

    Mainframe VSAM to Relational DB (Done In 60 Seconds)

    In my previous article, we showed you how Heirloom can automatically transform a complex mainframe warehousing application and deploy it to a Java Application Server in 60 seconds with 100% accuracy, guaranteed. Since we’ve already showcased what we can do with application code & logic, we’re now going to take a look at what Heirloom does for data transformation. Again, it... more
  • January 1st, 2018

    Application Transformation (Done In 60 Seconds)

    Mainframe COBOL/CICS/VSAM to Java Application Server & Relational DB TL;DR — Watch the video below to see how Heirloom automatically takes a complex mainframe warehousing application to Java in 60 seconds with 100% accuracy, guaranteed. Migrating mainframe workloads to anywhere is hard, right? You may have seen vendor presentations that promise an assured migration process, led by analysis tools that paint... more
  • December 5th, 2017

    Old Code is NOT Bad Code

    Voyager 1 fires thrusters for the first time in 37 years. Running a proprietary assembler program written over 40 years ago, engineers at NASA were able to use the Voyager’s thrusters to replace the altitude correction engine that had degraded over the last 40 years. This extends the lifetime of the voyager 1 probe for... more
  • December 4th, 2017

    CI/CD with COBOL and CICS

    Introduction Reading about Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment (CI/CD), unit testing, etc., all seem a million miles away from daily life on the Mainframe. In fact, there is a basic question to be answered for all projects, “Why do we need to do continuous integration?”. Agile guru Martin Fowler puts it best (he usually does) when he... more
  • November 29th, 2017

    Mainframe Migration? Why?

    This article investigates why organizations should consider Mainframe Migration, the migration options they have, and the steps they need to take to transform their mainframe workloads to run on the cloud. Let’s set the scene a little bit for a typical large organization that runs business-critical applications on the mainframe. Your mainframe and your mainframe applications... more
  • August 16th, 2017

    COBOL/CICS Hooks Up With Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    Would you be skeptical of a claim from a vendor that stated you can take existing mainframe workloads (online and batch), and automatically transform them (with 100% accuracy) into instantly agile Java applications that can immediately be deployed to the cloud? You wouldn’t be alone. For many of our initial client meetings, there’s a palpable... more
  • August 9th, 2017

    Amazon Alexa Hooks Up With COBOL/CICS (On The Cloud)

    Gary Crook, President & CEO There’s a lot of chatter about how to make mainframe workloads agile. I have contributed to that chatter myself. The discourse is essential. Boiled down, my assertion is that the mainframe ecosystem is foundationally not agile (and never will be). No amount of DevOps tooling or vendor misdirection is going... more
  • June 28th, 2017

    COBOL & The Definitive State of the World’s Greatest Legacy Ecosystem

    So, a heads-up… this article is going to be self-serving (at least to start with, perhaps longer), as I’ve come to the conclusion that it is necessary for me to “introduce” myself in an attempt to establish a greater level of credibility than I might otherwise be able to muster! I’ve been working for over... more
  • April 20th, 2017

    Moving Beyond COBOL

    Gary Crook, President & CEO I’ve been involved with COBOL for most of my professional career. It is a language that has many unique characteristics, not all positive. Loved by few and (unfairly) vilified by many, it has persisted because it is extremely good at what it was built for — encapsulating business rules. Many... more
  • March 29th, 2017

    Trump, Kushner, COBOL

    Gary Crook, President & CEO Not 3 words you’d immediately assemble together, but that’s exactly what Senior ComputerWorld Editor, Patrick Thibodeau, did yesterday. His article was prompted by a White House announcement of an “Office of American Innovation” to oversee the modernization of federal IT. The article then goes on to give Compuware a platform... more