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1 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Solutions for evolving IDMSX applications Adrian Thompson and Richard Halsey

2 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Who are Xitec Founded 1994 Based in UK and USA Work with over 30 companies worldwide Partnerships include ICL, EDS, HPS… Solutions include –Off Mainframe Development –Data Mining Pathway –Visualisation –Migration

3 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Off Mainframe Development Benefits People –Increase productivity –Boost morale Value –Enhance application quality –Improve return on investment Skills –Move towards modern technology –Retain existing skills

4 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Off-mainframe development VME Mainframe Open Systems DDCL CLUC Application Source Copy Libraries TP Parameter Files SCL Data Xitec Distributed System Dictionary Visual Application Master Jackson Style Structure Diagram IDMSX on a Relational Database C2 COBOL Pre-processing to High functionality Test/Animation/ Debug Environment TPMS Service + Screen Painter Productivity OpenSCL Partnership with EBE Computing Visual

5 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Xitec Dictionary Graphical dictionary –Central repository for all definitions –Complete fast import DDCL, CLUC, TPMS parameter files –Latest, intuitive interface Fast dynamic, familiar, full function definition entry Tree structure, tabbed property pages Syntax checks and prepares TPMS/IDMSX/AM in seconds –Holds relational database mapping definitions –Stored in a relational database

6 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Database Structure Diagram Produced from IDMSX database definitions in the dictionary Select from drop down menu

7 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world View Record Structure At the click of a mouse To COBOL structure From DDCL structure

8 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Relational Database Automatic RDBMS Mapping Run-Time Transparent Access Application (program interface) System Dictionary Definitions Schema Storage-schema Subschema Records Keys Pointers Graphical Dictionary Interface Windows Explorer Style Visual Flexible

9 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world IDMSX Loader Populate IDMSX db from mainframe block dump of data files Structure taken from Xitec Dictionary EBCDIC ASCII conversion, integrity check, partial load Very fast, easy to use and effective Re-run anytime, saves time, costs and help meet schedules IDMSXRDBMS Mainframe Auto Conversion EBCDIC - ASCII

10 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world IDMSX Explorer Display data Explorer style or DML navigation Modify data Check results

11 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world TPMS Emulation Client Processes Network Control Virtual Machine Routing Reply Handler AVM Control Application Virtual Machine Application Virtual Machine Application Virtual Machine Source Line Debug Created from current definitions

12 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world TPMS Screen Painter Drag and drop Alignment From dictionary definitions Prototyping

13 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world AM - Dictionary Load from mainframe Easy to visualise Fast and intuitive to use Easy to edit Tabbed property pages

14 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Visual AM Modern tools for fast AM programming Understand AM structures and flows Click to edit current structures Add new structuresUpdates dictionary

15 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world AM Debug Fast debug tools for TP and batch Step through AM View variables Conditional breaks

16 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Summary of Benefits People –Increase productivity –Boost morale Value –Enhance application quality –Improve return on investment Skills –Move towards modern technology –Retain existing skills

17 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Data Mining Pathway Business Benefits Provide more accurate and timely management information about your customers, products and business performance Spin-offs Production of ad-hoc reports, reducing the IT burden Investigation of mainframe database issues Store archive data with faster access on cheaper medium Merge some flat files into the database

18 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Data Mining Pathway Mainframe Graphical Dictionary Interface RDBMS Tables Business Intelligence Tools Programs Open Systems Flexibility Automatically create Load / Convert Data Xitec Loader e-business applications Transfer Data Transfer Definitions

19 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Data Mining Pathway From this … CustomerOrders Alpha15 Bravo14 Charlie56 Delta3 Echo26 To this …

20 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Data Mining Pathway Xitec dds populated from mainframe ddcl Relational model generated from IDMS database Mapping mechanism established to define data migration rules Scripts to create relational tables, indexes etc automatically created

21 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Data Mining Pathway 1 table created for each IDMS record 1 column for each item 1 relationship per set Sequence & foreign key columns generated Integrity rules replicated

22 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Data Mining Pathway Input from mainframe database dump for bulk load, or IDMS journal for updates Full or partial load Output to bulk load files Reformats EBCDIC to ASCII Allows remapping of data in-flight drop records / fields split / merge records concatenate / split fields Configurable - session based

23 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Summary Data Transfer Process File transfer Image Copy Compressed Format Loader Files IDMSX Loader Export Relational database load files Relational Database Load RDBMS Alternative input

24 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Summary of Benefits Retain familiarity of existing database Faster, flexible access to mainframe data Little or no additional mainframe loading Choice of modern reporting and interrogation tools Take advantage of relational database technology Reduced filestore costs > increased data capacity Easy scalability

25 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world Questions?

26 © Xitec Software plcwww.xitec-software.com Visionary software for a changing world For further information…


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