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Solidatus Offers Attribute Lineage for IBM z/OS Mainframes

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Solidatus has added attribute lineage for IBM z/OS mainframes, enabling users to automatically map mainframe metadata into Solidatus and create active blueprints from which they can derive actionable insights, de-risk operations, access visualisation, and plan for changes such as migrating to the cloud.

“I’m hugely excited by this initiative to automate the process of visualising IBM z/OS attribute lineage, which will save our customers a huge amount of time and cost by reducing manual effort,” says Howard Travers, head of technology alliances at Solidatus. “By visually identifying lost, redundant and orphaned code, we can simplify understanding, demonstrate risk and compliance, and where required, accelerate the move to AWS, Google and Azure clouds. These are all things that Solidatus will make infinitely easier for its customers.”

IBM z/OS mainframes are embedded in many organisations’ IT infrastructures, and with many components susceptible to end-of-life risks, Solidatus says it is crucial for systems analysts to be able to understand the business logic and data transformation rules embedded in code, recognize data quality and validation rules for comprehensiveness and accuracy, and identify integration points to assess the impact of data migration on these integrations.

Taking this to the next level, the company now allows users to effortlessly view IBM mainframe lineage through an enterprise inventory, with content clustered however the customer requires. This means users can improve data governance processes and controls using models that can be built in Solidatus and display rules that can be applied to them.

Travers concludes: “This work addresses a pain point for a large chunk of industry around the world, especially in the US. In the banking sector alone, 43% of existing systems were built using COBOL, a legacy programming language associated with IBM z/OS.”

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