Modsys International Ltd 6-K 2006
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This report on Form 6-K is hereby incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement on Form F-3 (Registration No. 333-116044) as amended, filed by BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. under the Securities Act of 1933, to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed by BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
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Dated: March 01, 2006
BluePhoenix Announces Completion of IMS DB to Relational Database Application
First Project Completed in Partnership with Ness Technologies
HERZLIA, Israel March 1, 2006 BluePhoenix Solutions (NASDAQ: BPHX), the leader in Enterprise IT Modernization, today announced the completion of an IMS DB to DB2 application migration project for a Swiss bank in partnership with Ness Technologies (NASDAQ: NSTC), a global provider of end-to-end IT services and solutions. The BluePhoenixTM DBMSMigrator for IMS tool was used to perform the database and application migration.
Consolidating and migrating to a new relational database will not only give the organization greater flexibility, but will significantly reduce costs involved in maintaining dual production environments, especially as the migration concerns a complete and fully integrated banking system for a prominent Swiss bank, said Bernard Ferber, Managing Director of Ness Switzerland.
IMS (Information Management System) is a hierarchical database and information management system created by IBM in 1966. Today, the majority of the top worldwide companies still use IMS to run their daily operations. DL/I (Data Language/I) is the hierarchical database management system for VSE (Virtual System Environment), an older IBM operating system designed for smaller mainframes.
Companies in the financial services industry are branching out, offering new services, modernizing processes, and seeking to deliver ever-better customer service in order to stay competitive, said Shai Onn, executive vice president of business development, at Ness Technologies. However, in order to be able to do this they must first modernize their large, aging IT infrastructures. Together with BluePhoenix, we are now able to offer these organizations a comprehensive and efficient way to modernize.
This application migration project represents the first joint assignment between BluePhoenix and Ness Technologies. The BluePhoenixTM DBMSMigrator for IMS tool was used to perform the migration from IMS to DB2 offering the organization a secured and largely automated execution of the project while allowing the organization to continue the application development and maintenance during the entire project. The automated tool and BluePhoenix superior service methodologies once again have proven successful.
The DBMSMigrator for IMS tool migrates COBOL or PL/I applications from hierarchical legacy database systems such as IMS DB or DL/I file systems to modern relational databases such as DB2, Oracle, or SQL Server. The newly created relational system is more efficient and can be more easily enhanced to meet new business needs.
This project marks the beginning of a successful collaboration between Ness Technologies and BluePhoenix, said Hanan Stempler, vice president of sales at BluePhoenix. We hope to continue our cooperation, allowing both companies to leverage existing capabilities while extending their reach to unexplored markets.
In 2004, BluePhoenix announced plans to provide customers with the industrys most complete portfolio of high-efficiency conversion tools for legacy databases and applications migration. BluePhoenixTM DBMSMigrator for IMS provides an end-to-end solution converting IMS segment structures and navigation links to relational database entities (tables, columns, and indices). For a mainframe target, both COBOL and PL/I source are supported. If the target platform is something other than an IBM mainframe (Unix, Linux, Windows, .NET), COBOL code can be converted to Micro Focus COBOL or Fujitsu NetCOBOL (Windows only). JCL is converted to support the new relational database. If the target platform is non-mainframe, scripts (KShell or VB.NET) are created to replace the JCL.
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