Alchemy Solutions Announces New Partnership with RainCode

Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:30am EDT

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RainCode to Include NetCOBOL in CA-DatacomĀ® Migration Suite, Bringing Mainframe
Applications to .NET and other Desktop Environments
BEND, Ore.--(Business Wire)--
Alchemy Solutions, Inc. (, provider of legacy
modernization solutions, today announced a partnership with RainCode
(, which provides products and services for language
transformation and legacy migration. As a Value Added Distributor in the Alchemy
Solutions Partner Program, RainCode will use and resell the company`s NetCOBOL
solution in the conversion of customers` CA-Datacom applications to run with SQL
in other, modern desktop frameworks such as Microsoft .NET. 

The Alchemy Solutions Partner Program serves to cultivate valuable relationships
with companies that offer a broad spectrum of solutions and services that pair
well with the Alchemy Solutions legacy modernization and migration offerings.
Partners have access to a host of sales, marketing and training resources needed
to successfully deliver Alchemy`s solutions in any corner of the world. In
addition to their strategic partnership, both Alchemy and RainCode are members
of the Mainframe Migration Alliance, a group of more than 100 companies whose
interests are aligned in making legacy modernization easier and more efficient
for customers. 

Datacom, now owned by CA, is a mainframe database management system that is
unavailable on desktop platforms such as Windows. RainCode`s platform-agnostic
rehosting solution, Datakom, allows the dbms to run in today`s robust desktop
environment. RainCode has ported Datakom to Fujitsu NetCOBOL, for Windows, .NET
and Linux, targeting Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle or IBM DB/2. 

The Datakom tool suite covers all aspects of CA-Datacom to SQL migration,
including data, programs, and data queries. All languages, including PL/1, COBOL
and CA-IDEAL are supported. Datakom allows users` COBOL programs to run
untouched in the target environment, thereby minimizing the disruption induced
by altering the code. 

"Our partnership with Alchemy Solutions enables RainCode to better participate
in the vibrant Windows market, which is becoming increasingly important to
enterprises," said Darius Blasband, RainCode chief executive officer. "Alchemy
Solutions has a strong reputation for technical excellence. With proven,
time-tested tools like NetCOBOL, migration becomes a short-term process, but it
has long-term implications. Together, Alchemy Solutions and RainCode enable
enterprises to take full advantage of the Windows and .NET platforms without

"As enterprises continue to reconsider their platform strategies, partnering
with a company of RainCode`s experience and reputation will strengthen the
business value that Alchemy Solutions brings to customers," said Ron Langer,
vice president of sales and general manager for Alchemy Solutions. "RainCode has
demonstrated expertise in several interrelated domains that are critical to
Alchemy Solutions` interests, including compiler design, software migration and
quality assurance. In fact, their approach to compiler design has proved vital
in ensuring successful migration projects, a core mission that our two companies

About RainCode

RainCode is a privately owned company based in Brussels, Belgium, specializing
in language processing, compilation and software migration. The company actively
develops and markets a number of advanced products and services for language
transformation and legacy migration and modernization. In addition to its
CA-Datacom rehosting solution, RainCode provides PACBASE to COBOL and Progress
4GL to Java/.NET migration solutions. 

About Alchemy

Alchemy Solutions ( is a leading provider of technology
solutions that help organizations integrate legacy applications with the latest
Microsoft Windows technologies, including Visual Studio and the .NET Framework.
The company`s technology enables significant cost savings by moving applications
and data from expensive mainframe platforms to cost-effective Windows
environments. The Alchemy Solutions suite includes NeoKicks, NeoBatch, NeoSort
and NeoData enabling the modernization of mission critical CICS and batch
applications within the Microsoft .NET environment. Additionally, Alchemy
Solutions, and its worldwide network of partners, distribute the Fujitsu
NetCOBOL family of runtime-free COBOL compilers outside of Japan. Alchemy
Solutions, Inc. is a privately held corporation with headquarters in Bend,
Oregon. The company resulted from the 2008 acquisition of the Legacy
Modernization Group of Fujitsu Computer Systems. 

Fujitsu and NetCOBOL are registered trademarks of Fujitsu Ltd. in the United
States and other countries. Alchemy Solutions, NeoKicks, NeoBatch, NeoSort and
NeoData are trademarks or registered trademarks of Alchemy Solutions, Inc. in
the United States and other countries. All trademarks, trade names, service
marks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

Edward Bride, 413-442-7718

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