The Only True Native Modernization Solution

Adsero Optima (AO) is the only true native enterprise modernization solution for IBM i systems supporting the automatic gradual and non-disruptive migration of legacy database objects (ISAM based record level access (CQE)) to the native DB2 SQL (SQE) engine.  This allows clients to efficiently capture existing investments made in heritage systems and leverage advancements made in technology.  Clients can now respond with agility to meet business demands while reclaiming business value for a competitive advantage. 

Full or modular packaging options are available:

Full Package:

  1. AO Full includes AO Foundation Migrate, AO Replay, AOF DBMM, AOF DDMMSE, AOF Shadow, AOF X-Check and AOF SOX

 

Modular Packaging:

  1. AOF Migrate  -    Convert DDS to DDL
  2. AOF DBMM    -    Database Maintenance and Management
  3. AOF DDMMSE  - Data Dictionary Maintenance, Management, and Sanitation
  4. AOF Shadow    - Schema Synchronization
  5. AOF X-Check    - Cross Check of Schema and reporting of unauthorized changes
  6. AOF SOX            -  SOX related reporting of database changes

 

 

TEMBO Technology Lab (Pty) Ltd Announces Non-Disruptive, Non-Invasive, Low-Risk Migration Tool to Native SQL Engine on DB2

TEMBO Technology Lab (Pty) Ltd is honored to announce the availability of their AO Foundation product that facilitates upgrading and migrating all ISAM (record level access - DDS) databases to the native SQE (SQL) engine without the use of surrogates, any LVLID changes or any recompilation of programs.

Anaheim, California(May 6, 2012) TEMBO Technology Lab, a specialist applications modernization technology development house in the IBM i platform space, today announced the availability of AO Foundation, a product that facilitates and automates the migration of all legacy (ISAM or DDS) databases to the latest DDL (SQL/SQE) implementation of DB2 on IBM i.

SQL (DDL) the foundation of all modernization

Should the IBM modernization roadmap and all the announcements since approximately 2000 be closely analyzed, it is clear that the SQL database engine is a fundamental consideration for modernization. Until this announcement, migrating to the SQL engine has been either labor intensive, or at least problematic. This is caused by either the use of surrogates, or the requirement to recompile your programs.

 

The requirement to truly modernize our rich heritage (the so-called “legacy” which made companies hugely successful), demands that users migrate to the SQL engine, to truly leverage the applications and the platform, and to use the SQL engine as foundation for all modernization.

 

The benefits from following this modernization roadmap:

Immediate, low risk, non-disruptive exploitation of the native SQL database engine.

  • Solid foundation for future modernization projects.

  • Your database now presents itself as modern to the outside world and your end users.

  • AO Foundation removes the tedium and error-prone repetition out of upgrading to the SQL (SQE) engine, allowing you to focus on value adding aspects of application modernization.

  • No “vendor lock-in” – we deliver your database back completely under your control.

  • No LVLID changes during Phase 1 (initial DDS to DDL migration) of database upgrade process, hence no recompilation of ANY code.

  • Massive potential performance benefits

  • AGILITY

  • FULL, native IBM i based management of your ISAM and SQL database(s) on DB2 for i.

  • Gradual, non-disruptive, low-risk roadmap

  • Unshackled applications, unlocking the full value of your IT investments

  • Gradual sanitizing of metadata, structural metadata and database

  • Multi-Tier architecture

 

Integration/Support of IBM services:

  • IBM Data Mobility Services - By converting your database to SQL you make migration of data a lot simpler as you have the use of long field names.Cross-platform data migration suddenly becomes far easier. In most cases you also have the ability to synchronise the data bi-directional in a live environment.

  • IBM Storage Optimization and Integration Services - Data storage is optimized through the use of SQL tables. By implementing referential constraints, triggers, etc. directly into the database, the reliability of the data is moved to the right place. The application of intelligent data analytics to your storage infrastructure is vastly improved by implementing a SQL database.

  • IBM Storage and Data Product Services - AO allows nondisruptive migration of data without significant performance delays. Data migrations can be customized to speed up the process and help provide data integrity, simplifying the technology refresh process.

 

Quotes:

Marinus van Sandwyk, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, TEMBO Technology Lab:

“We are pleased to have been able to make a small contribution in assisting the installed base to leverage our very rich heritage. We have such an amazing platform, with such a bright future, that we believe it is imperative that users truly exploit the capabilities of DB2 on IBM i, and use this incredible database as foundation to gradually modernize the applications which made their companies so successful.”

 

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About TEMBO Technology Lab (Pty) Ltd

TEMBO Technology Lab (Pty) Ltd is an organization dedicated to unlocking value in IT investments by providing solutions in the application modernization space and improving efficiencies within IT development projects. The primary objective is to facilitate in the unlocking of existing value within an organization’s software and infrastructure, assisting to maximize the return on investment of the current infrastructure. TEMBO focuses exclusively on the "application modernization" space throughout the full spectrum, starting with the database (DDS to DDL – {ISAM to SQL}), rendering to ANY delivery channel and recovering the discrete business rules, whilst implementing multi-tier architecture (MVC). This is achieved with minimum disruption using a low risk, gradual, iterative modernization roadmap.

Tembo Technology Lab (Pty) Ltd. Contact:

Tel: +27 837995223 or +27 114655701

Email: salescontacts@tembotechlab.org

AO Foundation Benefits

Immediate, low risk, non-disruptive exploitation of the native SQL database engine.

  • Solid foundation for future modernisation projects
  • Your database now presents itself as modern to the outside world and your end users
  • AO Foundation removes the tedium and error-prone repetition out of upgrading to the SQL (SQE) engine, allowing you to focus on value adding aspects of application modernisation
  • No “vendor lock-in” – we deliver your database back completely under your control
  • No LVLID changes during Phase 1 of database upgrade process, hence no recompilation of ANY code
  • Massive potential performance benefits
  • AGILITY
  • FULL, native IBM i based management of your ISAM and SQL database(s) on DB2 for i
  • Gradual, non-disruptive roadmap
  • Unshackled applications, unlocking the full value of your IT investments
  • Multi-Tier architecture
  • Optimization of existing storage assets - data is stored more efficiently.
  • Improved accessibility and reliability by moving data and validations to the right places at the right times.
  • Seamless bi-directional migration of data from old Library to new Schema, without disrupting application availability
  • Easier availability of data on various platforms.

YES, YOU CAN!!!

AO Foundation Solution

The fundamental requirement in the first phase of implementation, is to upgrade as much as possible to a high performing, native SQL (DDL) database, excluding unsupported constructs, without ANY LVLID changes.

  • Evolution, not revolution.
  • One File, one library, one database or one system at a time.
  • Facilitate AGILITY!
  • Enable ANALYTICS!
  • Long file and field names “out of the box”, depending on internal practices.
  • Allowing any combination of ISAM and SQL to co-exist.
  • No to low Risk.
  • Gradual, non-disruptive roadmap.
  • Regain control of your database(s).
  • Gradual sanitation of your database(s).
  • Gradual consolidation of your Metadata.
  • Regain control of your Metadata.
  • Gradually enhance/enrich your Metadata ala OA Metadata Consortium.
  • Native leveraged SQL database.
  • Central management of Database Indexing Strategy.
  • FULL, native management of your ISAM (CQE) and SQL (SQE) database(s) on DB2 for IBM i.
  • Non-invasive, incremental roadmap.

Once the initial upgrade is facilitated, the database(s) can then gradually, incrementally improved and sanitized, focusing on ROI the entire time.

YES YOU CAN!!!

 


IBM PURESYSTEMS INTEGRATION

1. The combination of TEMBO, Adsero Optima Foundation and IBM PureSystems will help businesses simplify deployment and ongoing operations of the TEMBO Application Generation solution. Accelerating implementation times and reducing operation and maintenance efforts result in fewer IT resources needed, lower costs, and a faster time-to-value.

PureSystems is a new class of expert integrated systems that combine the flexibility of a general purpose system, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance. Expert integrated systems fundamentally change the experience and economics of IT. For more information, please visit http://www.ibm.com/ibm/puresystems

2. TEMBO has now enabled its Adsero Optima Foundation solution on both the IBM PureApplication System and the IBM PureFlex System. Optimization on IBM PureSystems empowers our joint customers to realize improved time to value with faster deployment. Consolidated servers and application workloads achieve efficiencies in resource usage, improved performance, and reduced management complexity. For more information, please visit http://www.ibm.com/ibm/puresystems

3. The PureFlex System is a full infrastructure system with integrated expertise. This IBM offering provides you with an integrated computing system that combines servers, storage, networking, virtualization and management into a single structure. The built-in expertise provided by PureFlex System performance helps organizational leaders simply manage and flexibly deploy integrated patterns of virtual and hardware resources using unified management. Efficiency and operating agility help support business leaders who wish to rapidly deploy IT services at a reduced cost.

IBM PureFlex System includes integrated patterns of expertise designed to automate and optimize the deployment and maintenance of TEMBO and Adsero Optima Foundation workloads. Deployment expertise can accelerate your time to value versus traditional systems. Consolidation and management expertise drives automation to significantly reduce manual processes that consumes too many staff hours. Optimization expertise also allows the infrastructure to flex to unexpected demands without requiring expensive surplus capacity. This system is designed to provide a simplified experience and reduce IT complexity without compromising flexibility.

4. The IBM PureApplication System is a platform system designed and tuned specifically for transactional web and database applications. This workload-aware, flexible platform is designed to be easy to deploy, customize, safeguard and manage. Whether you operate in a traditional or private cloud environment, the Adsero Optima Foundation on IBM PureApplication System can provide you with superior IT economics.