Business

March 25th, 2018

 

TESTIMONIAL

“The Avon Company’s decision to decommission the mainframe was driven by a business imperative to exit the data center business. At the same time, we had to ensure that the integrity of the business-critical batch processing from IMIS was retained. Heirloom Computing’s cloud-native solution delivered on all the requirements with ease.”

Rick Boyle, VP Information Technology, The Avon Company

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Retail The Avon Company connects people through beauty, sharing passion, innovation, and expertise – affordably.  Replatforming of the Integrated Marketing Information System (IMIS). 


IMIS is a bespoke system for managing marketing campaigns and distribution of collateral.


Inventory: 1.3M LOC COBOL,  Assembler, CICS, Db2, MQ.


Duration: 7 months.

Probe™ for application discovery and inventory analysis. Heirloom® for code replatforming and data migration.


Project implementation was led by Cognizant, along with Heirloom Solution Architects and Avon application SMEs.

IMIS was replatformed to the JBoss application server and IBM UDB running on an AWS cloud infrastructure.


The IBM Mainframe was decommissioned.


OpEx was reduced by 65%.


Press Release

 

TESTIMONIAL

“Heirloom’s platform and outstanding project team delivered on the promise of automatically transforming and deploying a complex mainframe workload to the JVM in 90 days.”

Tim Schwab, Director of Enterprise Applications, OCLC

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SOLUTION

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Information OCLC is a global library cooperative supporting thousands of libraries around the world. Replatforming of mission-critical online and batch applications as part of a strategic imperative to enhance business agility and shut down the IBM Mainframe.


Inventory: COBOL, CICS, JCL, RACF.


Duration: 3 months.

Applications were replatformed with Heirloom® to JBoss Application Servers running on Red Hat Linux hosted on VMware instances. OCLC realized an ROI in 6 months.


The IBM Mainframe was decommissioned.


See the Press Release.

 

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Cloud Service Provider Amazon Web Services A joint project with AWS to deliver a “Mainframe Application in the Cloud” showcase.


The primary objective was to create a cloud-native implementation of an OLTP workload that leveraged the elasticity of AWS.


Duration: 6 weeks.

Heirloom developed a strict implementation of the industry-standard transaction processing benchmark, based on the TPC-C specification.


This COBOL/CICS application was run on an IBM Mainframe and then replatformed (without any code changes) to AWS with Heirloom® and deployed to Apache Tomcat clusters (in a scalable AWS Beanstalk environment).

Monolithic OLTP application was successfully deployed as a cloud-native (dynamically scalable, highly-available, integrated) application on AWS.


Transaction throughput measured at 1,108 transactions per second, equivalent to 15,200 MIPS.


Annual infrastructure cost was 45X cheaper than equivalent IBM Mainframe system.


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