DB2/400 Migration

Even before the release of the AS/400 in 1988 by IBM, Infinite was hard at work developing the tools and services necessary for a successful migration for DB2/400 to other databases. The first AS/400 migration tool was released in 1991, named BABY/400. BABY/400 included a replication of the DB2/400 database as part of its runtime environment and its first alternative platform was IBM OS/2. Since that time, Infinite's developers and project managers have worked to bring faster, more scalable and more open data structures to AS/400-based applications using DB2/400.

Today's Infinite Deployment Environment provides the ability to execute native AS/400-based applications and write them to Oracle and MS SQL. The latest releases of Infinite database products allow highly proprietary data structures to be deployed under industry standards, but also to gain full utilization of BI tools from industry leaders like Oracle. The 21st century model that Infinite's products and services provide also take full advantage of the latest in storage virtualization architecture.

A typical DB2/400 migration begins with the migration of the application itself to an open platform like Linux or Windows. Once the application is recompiled, the Infinite project managers will begin migrating the data from the AS/400 system to the new platform. Once the physical and logical files are fully migrated and tested, they will be migrated into the Oracle or MS SQL database. The application will then write to Oracle or MS SQL using the Infinite Deployment Environment data schema. This allows the application to execute in its native database and write to an industry standard. Without having to rewrite the application.

Infinite's strategy of providing the easiest, fastest, least cost and lowest risk functionality to any legacy migration means Infinite's products and services don't necessitate a rewrite of existing AS/400-based applications in order to gain the ability to use Oracle or MS SQL in a fully interactive way.

This means the data and data structure of the migrated AS/400 applications can now be incorporated into data from other Enterprise applications such as SAP. The data can use existing BI tools or data warehouses that have been established in a corporate enterprise.


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