Complementary Technologies

Product Overview
Acu4GL Access information stored in relational database management systems (RDBMSs). Data dictionaries generated by the compiler map the field names and data types that are passed between COBOL and the database engine.

Acu4GL enables you to use standard COBOL I/O statements to access databases. It is capable of dynamically generating industry-standard SQL from the COBOL I/O statements.

AcuBench An integrated development environment for ACUCOBOL-GT COBOL. It extends and enhances the ACUCOBOL-GT compiler and runtime system with a powerful suite of GUI-based development tools for COBOL.
AcuSQL An add-on tool that supports embedded SQL (ESQL) COBOL programs. It gives COBOL applications access to Microsoft SQL, IBM DB2, MySQL, and ISO/ANSI SQL92 compliant data sources.

Enables the user interface portion of your server-based ACUCOBOL-GT application to display in a client-side browser.

It can be deployed in the following ways:
  • In a single-tiered environment, where the web server, AcuToWeb, AcuConnect, ACUCOBOL-GT runtime and COBOL program and data all reside on single machine.
  • In a multi-tiered environment, where the web server is configured to tunnel the requests to a AcuToWeb gateway residing on a different machine, and then the AcuToWeb gateway is configured to communicate with AcuConnect, ACUCOBOL-GT runtime and COBOL programs and data residing on another machine.

A client/server technology, integral to extend's distributed computing solution. AcuConnect lets you implement a client/server system in which the client piece can be as thin or as fat as you need.


An add-on module that provides remote file access services to ACUCOBOL-GT applications running on UNIX, Linux, and Windows TCP/IP based networks.


A data management system, designed to integrate ACUCOBOL-GT data files into a relational database-like environment. AcuXDBC enables you to apply SQL and relational database concepts to your COBOL data files, resulting in data that is accessed and managed in much the same way as many of today's popular relational database management systems.