SOURCE: BluePhoenix Solutions

BluePhoenix Solutions

October 07, 2013 12:16 ET

BluePhoenix Launches First-Ever Modernization App for Amazon

Logic Miner Cloud Edition Used to Assess Legacy Systems and Plan Their Transition to Amazon Web Services or Other Modern Platforms

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - October 07, 2013) - BluePhoenix Solutions ( (NASDAQ: BPHX), the global leader in legacy language and database translation, announced the release of Logic Miner Cloud Edition (CE), available today via the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

Logic Miner CE can be used to assess legacy systems and plan their transition to a modern environment. Specifically, customers using Logic Miner can:

  • Reduce risk of legacy transition and build a business case for modernization by identifying technical inventory, business logic and risk factors
  • Reduce maintenance costs of current environment by mapping out code and identifying "dead code" and non-functional pairings
  • Visually represent legacy environments with easy-to-understand diagrams and charts
  • Identify areas in code and processes that enable better preparation for regulatory compliance such as Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Clearly define migration path from mainframe to private platforms, vendor systems or the AWS cloud

The software is priced at $199/month and available via the AWS Marketplace here.

The analysis and data delivered by Logic Miner contributed to successful projects with customers like Northrop Grumman, Wells Fargo and University of Miami. "Logic Miner saves customers months of time doing system analysis and documentation," says Rick Oppedisano, BluePhoenix Vice President of Product R&D and Marketing. "This is a complete analysis of the legacy system, from applications to databases. Customers get open, highly structured representations of legacy artifacts and business logic. Having this kind of visibility is critical for any successful modernization project."

With Logic Miner, customers can evaluate legacy COBOL applications and embedded languages, databases (including SQL, VSAM and DL/I), 3rd party calls and JCL interaction.

 "2014 is shaping up to be a big year in legacy modernization," says Oppedisano. "Customers are looking for this kind of data to properly understand the risk. They can use Logic Miner to plot their course from legacy systems to the cloud. We chose the AWS Marketplace because AWS is becoming a big part of the enterprise modernization dialogue."

"The pay-per-use model of AWS is an ideal match for organizations looking to optimize costs and flexibility," said Sajai Krishnan, General Manager, AWS Marketplace. "We welcome BluePhoenix to the AWS Marketplace and are excited to work closely together with them to offer our customers more choice and flexibility. As customers look to modernize their mainframe applications, BluePhoenix's solution in AWS Marketplace is available for use with just 1-click."

 "Beyond the obvious benefits of having applications and data on open systems, customers can leverage AWS to get past the 'peak usage' billing model of the mainframe and experience exponential savings," adds Oppedisano. "This was a natural way to extend our partnership with AWS, innovate and maintain leadership in our space."

With BluePhoenix's ATLAS Platform, customers can:

  • Reduce MIPS and Overall Mainframe Cost By 50%
    BPHX's Batch In The Cloud service leverages off-mainframe processing power to significantly reduce batch processing cost. Use cases for this service are detailed in BluePhoenix's website blog.
  • Unlock Legacy Data, Get the Big Picture
    Businesses are looking to make better decisions based on data, but can be hampered by legacy systems. BPHX's BI Enablement Services enable companies to integrate legacy databases like IDMS with SQL Server, DB2 and Oracle.
  • Modernize legacy COBOL, Natural, CA COOL:GEN apps and legacy ADABAS, VSAM and IDMS databases
    BPHX's Automated Translation technology is the only solution on the market that guarantees 100% business logic and functionality match between the source and target environments. This empowers customers to keep the best of their legacy system while moving to a modern codebase and infrastructure. This service translates legacy languages like Natural, CA COOL:GEN and COBOL to Java or C#- and legacy IDMS, ADABAS and VSAM to DB2, SQL Server and Oracle.
  • Use Maintainable Code
    Our Automated Translators generate clean, maintainable Java and or C# code. This approach reduces project risk and gives the customer freedom of choice -- for their architecture, data tier and physical infrastructure.

For more on BluePhoenix, research, whitepapers and case studies, see the company's website at

About BluePhoenix Solutions

BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: BPHX) is the leading provider of legacy application lifecycle solutions. The BluePhoenix portfolio includes a comprehensive suite of tools and services for automated database and application migration. Leveraging over 20 years of best-practice domain expertise, BluePhoenix works closely with its customers to minimize risk and provide a clear path from legacy platforms like COBOL, Natural/ADABAS and others to modern solutions like SQL, DB2, Java and more. BluePhoenix customers come from diverse industries and vertical markets such as automotive, banking and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and retail. BluePhoenix has 6 offices in the USA, UK, Italy, Romania, and Israel.

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Contact Information

  • Rick Oppedisano
    Vice-President, Product R&D and Marketing
    BluePhoenix Solutions