Delta Software Technology GmbH

Our Offer

About Us

Support

Contact

News Blog

Delta ADS Plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 available
Delta ADS Plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 available
Newsletter May 2022
Newsletter May 2022
Support information: New Product Versions available
Support information: New Product Versions available
slide01.jpg

We have the Tools and the
Know-how to Ensure the
Success of Your Projects

We have the Tools and the
Know-how to Ensure the
Success of Your Projects

We have the Tools and the
Know-how to Ensure the
Success of Your Projects

slide01.jpg
slide02.jpg

Productivity Solutions without
Footprint and Vendor Lock-in

Productivity Solutions without
Footprint and Vendor Lock-in

Productivity Solutions without
Footprint and Vendor Lock-in

slide02.jpg
previous arrow
next arrow

Solutions


Our automated solutions help you regain application knowledge, improve the quality and flexibility of your applications, modernise legacy applications, replace technologies, change platforms, automate development, eliminate project risks and secure investments, and more...
Solutions
 

Products


Our tools help you to purposively analyse applications, to adapt them quickly and securely to new requirements and technical infrastructures, and to reliably assess risks.

Automate the #analysis, #development, #migration and #modernization of your applications.
Products
 

Customers


For more than 40 years, leading banks and insurance companies, postal and telecommunication providers, industrial companies, public administrations, software manufacturers and IT service providers have been increasing the quality and productivity of their software applications with our automated solutions.
Customers
 

Services


With our know-how and extensive experience, we help you to meet your requirements quickly and effectively and to successfully accomplish your projects cost-effectively and on time.
Services
 
 

Get to Know Us Now!

The Perfect Way to Better Software:
Automated Software Analysis, Development, Migration and Modernisation

We support you with profound know-how, tailor-made solutions and intelligent software tools in the realisation of your projects.

We accompany you through all phases from consulting, analysis and engineering to implementation and subsequent maintenance in the areas of modernisation, integration, migration, transformation, porting and software architecture.

From RDW’s point of view, Delta is a highly dedicated company with an even higher level of expertise. We have done business with a lot of companies but this is the first time I can, without holding back, truly recommend one: Delta has proven that it is a reliable and trustworthy partner. 
Gerard Doll, Manager ICT, RDW, The Netherlands

Do not hesitate to contact us!Tel.: +49 (0) 2972 97 19-0   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

"If it wasn’t for IBM IMS/DB, we would have re-platformed our applications already"

Fast and reliable used to be the key factors for selecting IMS/DB as database system for mission critical data. During the last decades SQL databases have become as performing on a whole range of (cheaper) platforms. Also, the knowledge of IMS/DB is dwindling while at the same time SQL DBA’s are easier to find. The data however, that is stored in those mainframes databases, is nowadays needed and used in a much wider range of applications. These applications are running on mobiles and in the cloud. Providing the data from your existing IMS/DB applications to such modern apps is not an easy task. SQL databases are better equipped for it but that means a continuous replication of data.

Hierarchisch zu RelationalThe real solution would be to keep the implemented business logic but have the data in a SQL Database. For this major exercise a lot has to be changed in your applications. All these changes of the data access architecture and logic means a lot of work and risk of errors. Hence a lot of testing is needed.

Automation could minimize many of these efforts. It is this task that AMELIO Modernization Platform can perform for you: 100% automatically with only a short freeze period and a limited test impact.

Automatic Transformation

AMELIO Modernization PlatformAMELIO Modernization Platform provides a fully configurable Software Modernization Factory. It imports and analyses all your source code. All relevant issues are identified and the factory is prepared for a modernization according to your wishes. Selected parts of the application, that cover all the identified issues, are modernized to validate the future situation. After extensive Meta-Level testing of these selected parts, the rest of applications are fed into the factory and the final modernization is performed.

This strategy enables you to adapt your future environment to new wishes or effects discovered during testing without redoing anything. It also enables normal maintenance during most of the modernization project. Only shortly before the final migration a short freeze is necessary. This enables you to adjust the outcome of the final modernization until very late in the project without the risk of running out of time and budget.

Meta-Level Testing
If an 100% automated process performs a task we can assume that, in contrast to human intervention, it always performs this task in the same reliable manner. It is therefore not necessary to test the outcome of all individual tasks that have been performed by an automated process. In our case a representative subset of the applications changed is enough to prove the correct functioning of the factory. This is what Meta-Level testing is about.

Here you find more information about AMELIO Modernization Platform and its extremely power for automated modernization of your applications. Get in touch right now – we are ready to help.

Download Language: Englisch - Version: MT21082.01

mtx10820

Safe Replacement of IMS Databases: How to Succeed!

 Read more

Download


 

Many companies which chose IBM IMS/DB in the past now suffer from the fact that the IMS data can only be accessed by the “old” applications. Usually, those companies use modern SQL databases as well. From there the data is available more easily and numerous tools support their evaluation. But to be able to provide e.g. the IMS data together with the SQL data in a data warehouse, the IMS data must be extracted first. In this way, real time evaluations / applications are not possible.

Moreover, by now there is a dwindling knowledge about how IMS/DB and how it is used within these companies.

That alone is a good reason to think about a change of the applications from IMS/DB to a SQL database. Furthermore, the use of multiple technologies creates unnecessary costs which is an additional reason to start looking for alternatives.

Without the connection to IMS/DB, a lot of more cost-effective platforms are available for the applications. However, the real challenge when changing from IMS/DB to relational is the associated paradigm change.

From hierarchic to relational – 100% automated

The goal is to change the application to clean SQL – i.e. not to “translate” the IMS accesses to SQL only by using a proprietary intermediate layer during runtime.

Automatically replacing IBM IMS/DBAs a result of the complexity and the potentially lack of knowledge, for such a modernization task an automated transformation is needed. A manual modernization hardly will succeed due to the diversity of necessary changes. Our solution is the AMELIO Modernization Platform, a 100% automated modernization factory that guarantees an error-free change.

The following steps, which all are automatically performed by the modernization factory, are required for the paradigm change:

  • New data model:
    A proposal for the new relational data model is derived based on the existing hierarchical data model and the usage in the applications.
  • Transformation:
    Depending on the context and the new data model the database accesses are changed.
  • Code reduction:
    Redundant IMS coding is removed.
  • Neutralization:
    The IMS-specific error handling is neutralized.

For the data model as well as for the transformation and the neutralization, at first a proposal is determined/created in coordination with the customer. This way the change process is exactly tailored to the customer’s requirements.

Download Language: Englisch - Version: MT21082.01

mtx10820

Safe Replacement of IMS Databases: How to Succeed!

 Read more

Download


Further Modernization Possibilities

A benefit of the 100% automated modernization is the possibility to perform additional application changes without additional risk.

In this way, there is e.g. the possibility for an architecture modernization: SQL coding could be implemented directly in the business logic, on the other hand it may be transferred into data services modules. The great advantage of data services is to keep changes low in the programs itself. As a result, the testing efforts for the transformed applications are reduced and the programs keep their appearance. Moreover, the data services also are re-usable.

The simultaneous replacement of IMS and migration to another platform is a further option. Of course, a platform change then requires further changes of the application, e.g. for the EBCDIC – ASCII change and the replacement of other platform specifics. Such adaptations can be made in conjunction with the database change and automated by the modernization factory.

AMELIO Modernization Platform: Tailor-made for your specific task

The factory is configured on the basis of the customer’s requirements, because every application is unique. Therefore it is not a “one size fits all” solution!

For this factory approach there is no necessity to test every changed application component in detail, only the correct operation of the factory must be proved. This proceeding reduces the testing efforts by over 75%. The automatic approach guarantees an extremely high security, especially at complex changes.

Download Language: Englisch - Version: MT21053.01

no_pic

Modernisation of the mainframe applications in order to reduce platform costs, gain platform independence and modernise the application architecture to prepare future development.

 Read more

Download


The final result is specified very early at a manual transformation: The point of no return is reached at a very early stage. But a factory-based project offers the possibility to reconsider and change the implementation decisions for a long time after project starting. A new factory run lasting a few days only is sufficient to take effect on the decisions.

The result of the modernization are applications which are ongoing usable and maintainable without footprint or vendor-lock-in (without any dependence and/or license fees on any emulators or other products).

AMELIO Modernization Platform: Features

AMELIO Modernization PlatformThe AMELIO Modernization Platform allows to perform 100% automated mass changes in your software. The AMELIO technology has proved its high flexibility, high quality and low testing efforts in many projects.

The features:

  • 100% automated, strictly rule-based changes
  • Transformation factory configured for the individual task – no “one size fits all”.
  • Short Freezes: undisturbed maintenance and development
  • Derivation of a proposal for the required relational data model
  • Inline SQL or architecture transformation with data servers (the decision must be made during the project)
  • Automatic derivation of the SQL data servers
  • No footprint solution – for the transformed application as well as for the new data services
  • Possible in combination with a platform migration also
  • Audit-proof documentation of all performed changes – per module and for the overall application

Learn more in our articles on: "Successfully Replace IMS Databases"

 

SolutionsBetter Software Faster

Using our tools, organisations of all branches automate the development, integration, modernization and analysis of their individually developed software applications.

  • Automated Software Development: Creating high-performance data services with just a few clicks, generating software for different variants and/or platforms, accelerating (product line) development through individual software generators
  • Flexible Software Integration: Reusing legacy functions in service-oriented architectures, building composite applications from applications with different architectures and development paradigms, creating new business services, joining different database architectures
  • Secure Software Modernization: Implementing extensive changes and architecture transformations for large-scale IT applications risk-free and in parallel to the development and to the productive business operation – 100% automatically and error-free
  • Individual Software Analysis: Extracting relevant information instead of unmanageable amounts of data as well-founded basis for optimization and re-development

Delta Software Technology

Using our generative software tools you can measurably increase the quality and flexibility of your IT applications. You can enhance the support of your business processes, implement new requirements faster - and cut costs.
We offer

  • calculable costs due to tool-based solutions instead of service/outsourcing approaches
  • independency, because our tools help to avoid vendor-lock-ins and footprints
  • sustainable investment security, future-proof by stepwise proceeding with early results and without dead-ends but with the possibility to revise decisions and to change strategies halfway
  • increased productivity and quality through mature methodology and maximised automation

Development

Development


Creating high-performance data services with just a few clicks, generating software for different variants and/or platforms, accelerating (product line) development through individual software generators
 
Integration

Integration


Reusing legacy functions in service-oriented architectures, building composite applications from applications with different architectures and development paradigms, creating new business services, joining different database architectures
 
Modernisation

Modernisation


Implementing extensive changes and architecture transformations for large-scale IT applications risk-free and in parallel to the development and to the productive business operation – 100% automatically and error-free

 

Subcategories

Address

Delta Software Technology GmbH
Eichenweg 16
57392 Schmallenberg
Germany

Imprint & Privacy Policy

Contact

Tel.: +49 (0) 2972 97 19-0
Fax: +49 (0) 2972 97 19-60

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.delta-software.com

Stay up to date with our newsletter, which appears several times a year

5 + 2 =

We would like to inform you and not "fill in" - you can of course unsubscribe at any time.