Posted On: Nov 27, 2023

We are excited to announce public availability of AWS Mainframe Modernization Data Replication with Precisely for IBM i. The capability, already available to mainframe augmentation customers, is now also available for midrange systems including IBM i, iSeries, System i, or AS/400. It leverages data replication offered by Precisely to enable near real-time replication of midrange data to the AWS Cloud with support for heterogeneous source and target databases. It builds resilient high-performance data pipelines that replicate data changes via Change Data Capture (CDC) from midrange data stores to AWS database services like Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS. As a result, businesses can modernize and augment midrange applications by offloading data processing, building new business functions or channels, and driving business insights and intelligence with analytics, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the AWS Cloud to speed modernization and deliver cost savings, agility, and innovation.

The use cases enabled by the capability are:

  • Near-zero downtime and no data loss during production switchover to modernize midrange applications on the AWS Cloud
  • Cloud-based reporting, analytics, ML, and AI based on midrange data replicated to data warehouses, data lakes, and data marts on the AWS Cloud
  • Innovation with new business functions, channels, and services based on midrange data replicated to AWS Cloud
  • Application equivalence testing of migrated midrange applications using test environments and test data residing on the AWS Cloud

Please contact your AWS sales representative to adopt AWS Mainframe Modernization Data Replication. To learn more, please visit AWS Mainframe Modernization service product and documentation pages.