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Database Connectors

Seamlessly connect COBOL applications to relational database management systems.

Database Connectors
COBOL to RDBMS
COBOL to RDBMS

Database Connectors enable seamless translation of COBOL file I/O statements to SQL instructions operating against a modern relational database management system.

Automatic field mapping
Automatic field mapping

Database Connectors use data dictionaries, also called eXtended File Descriptors (XFDs), which are based on standard COBOL file descriptors (FDs).

Optimal application performance
Optimal application performance

Database Connectors use low-level RDBMS APIs to achieve the best application performance.

Easy data access
Easy data access

Use standard tables and columns for COBOL data storage and enable easier data access using familiar tools such as Excel or Crystal Reports. Take advantage of real-time BI and data analytics.

Faster application recovery
Faster application recovery

Database Connectors improve application resiliency and recovery by leveraging the inherent benefits of RDBMS.

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  • COBOL to RDBMS

    COBOL to RDBMS

    COBOL to RDBMS

    COBOL to RDBMS

    Database Connectors enable seamless translation of COBOL file I/O statements to SQL instructions operating against a modern relational database management system. Database Connectors support Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2, and other RDBMS platforms.

    COBOL to RDBMS
  • Automatic field mapping

    Automatic field mapping

    Automatic field mapping

    Automatic field mapping

    Database Connectors use data dictionaries, also called eXtended File Descriptors (XFDs), which are based on standard COBOL file descriptors (FDs). These data dictionaries map COBOL data items directly to database fields. XFDs are used at runtime to map records and fields onto database tables and columns. XFDs can be customized using Micro Focus COBOL compiler directives to give complete control over field naming and data type.

    Automatic field mapping
  • Optimal application performance

    Optimal application performance

    Optimal application performance

    Optimal application performance

    Database Connectors use low-level RDBMS APIs to achieve the best application performance. Where application data storage has moved from local data files to a networked RDBMS, applications may expect to see a small reduction in I-O performance. Such overheads can be addressed by updating performance critical sections of code to reduce access times.

    Optimal application performance
  • Easy data access

    Easy data access

    Easy data access

    Easy data access

    Use standard tables and columns for COBOL data storage and enable easier data access using familiar tools such as Excel or Crystal Reports. Take advantage of real-time BI and data analytics.

    Easy data access
  • Faster application recovery

    Faster application recovery

    Faster application recovery

    Faster application recovery

    Database Connectors improve application resiliency and recovery by leveraging the inherent benefits of RDBMS. Deliver higher levels of reliability, availability, and scalability to your COBOL applications. Increase business continuity and accelerate data recovery during system failure.

    Faster application recovery

Case Studies

ISI exeter

Micro Focus Acu4GL delivers fast and flexible deployment from data files to multiple RDBMS.

Systems & Software

Micro Focus Database Connectors provides a simple, secure, and seamless move to RDBMS architecture.

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