Replacement of Batch Processing Systemr

(Major Credit Card Company)

Legacy System: Large data set is processed on the host in COBOL. This processing will be ported to Unicage. We receive the data that needs processing from the host, Unicage performs the processing, then we compare speed to the COBOL process.

Credit Card Case Study - Architecture

Processing Speed Improvement

COBOL Unicage (Single x86 Server) Unicage (Five x86 Servers)
Processing Time 929.69 mins. (15 hrs. 29 mins.) 313.58 mins. (5 hrs. 13 mins.) 116.00 mins. (1 hr. 56 mins.)
Hardware Host
  • Initial Investment over $1M
  • Maintenance Fee also High
Single x86 Server
  • Dual 6-core CPUs
  • 48GB RAM
  • 2 x HDD (SATA 2TB)
  • Initial Investment $10K
  • Maintenance Fee is Low
Five x86 Servers
  • Dual 6-core CPUs
  • 48GB RAM
  • 2 x HDD (SATA 2TB)
  • Initial Investment $50K
  • Maintenance Fee is Low

Development Productivity

Using COBOL

Using Unicage

COBOL Unicage
Number of Processes 7 Jobs & 24 Processes 11 Shell Scripts
Development Time 3 Months 13 days
Lines of Code 3,645 981