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Migrating to DB2

I always like when stories like this pop up in Google Alerts (and it's a local company, to boot).  (emphasis mine)

BluePhoenix Announces a Modernization Contract With State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD)

CARY, North Carolina, December 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BluePhoenix Solutions (NASDAQ: BPHX), the recognized leader in legacy modernization technology, today announced that it has signed a new modernization contract with the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to migrate its key IDMS systems to IBM's DB2 environment.

This modernization project will begin with a global assessment, detailed analysis, data transformation and testing of four of DWD's mission-critical systems, which process between 300,000 and 500,000 transactions daily plus additional batches each night. BluePhoenix Solutions will migrate these four systems databases and applications from DWD's current IDMS (non-relational database) environment to IBM's DB2 (relational database) environment, while remaining on the mainframe. This project will additionally include the conversion of several COBOL and COBOL-CICS programs that perform SQL I/O directly on the DB2 database.

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