Although Elastic COBOL PaaS is a new offering, it has been derived from a proven technology stack that has been developed over the last 20 years. Elastic COBOL supports 15 COBOL dialects (including IBM Mainframe & Micro Focus) and the CICS transaction server API’s. It is also backed by a team that has extensive experience, expertise & credibility in this space.
We developed Elastic COBOL PaaS to better serve the 1.5 million developers working with COBOL systems around the world.
Subscription pricing offers our customers the ultimate flexibility with commercial terms that are straight-forward and easily understood.
The FREE Edition (which runs in the cloud) means that any developer in any location can easily access a world-class COBOL development environment, either for piecemeal work or for more substantial projects.
Elastic COBOL (and CICS) applications execute on the Java platform. That means they directly leverage the outstanding performance, scalability & portability characteristics of this platform (one that has had literally 1000′s of man-years of development investment). It also means that enterprises have the real possibility to consolidate application infrastructures, modernize legacy applications within a strategic open framework, and begin to move beyond the traditional constraints of COBOL.
The broader vision in play here is one where enterprise legacy applications can participate seamlessly in a variety of cloud computing infrastructure models. There is no greater investment than the one within the COBOL eco-system, and with Java already having established itself as the strategic choice of enterprise IT and as the de facto execution engine of the cloud, the Elastic COBOL PaaS is ideally suited to bridge the gap and best position enterprises for the future.