AWS Mainframe Modernization Data Replication with Precisely

Precisely Change Data Capture Technology
Precisely powers the data replication capability of the AWS Mainframe Modernization service. It allows near real-time replication of heterogeneous data from mainframe and midrange (IBM i) data sources like Db2, IMS, and VSAM to a wide range of AWS Cloud database destinations. AWS Data Replication leverages low latency Change Data Capture (CDC) technology where changes made to the source database are propagated in near real time to the target databases, while also ensuring data consistency, accuracy, freshness, and validity. The capability enables a range of use cases including accelerated mainframe and midrange modernization, analytics, and new channel creation.


Real-time data access at scale

Make the data residing on mainframe and midrange systems accessible to a wide range of business applications in near real time to power business insights and operations.

High performance data pipelines

Enable consistency across mainframe or midrange and the AWS Cloud, and implement low latency (milliseconds) data pipelines to make fresh data available to business applications.

Heterogeneous data replication

Support a range of source data stores including Db2 on z/OS, VSAM on z/OS, IMS, COBOL copybooks, mainframe/midrange fixed and sequential files, and destinations including Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (MSK), Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, Amazon RDS Aurora for PostgreSQL, Amazon RDS for Oracle, Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server, IBM Db2 LUW on Amazon EC2.

Use cases

  • Accelerated mainframe or midrange modernization

    Support a near-zero downtime production switchover of business applications by enabling data replication from mainframe or midrange data stores to AWS Cloud databases during mainframe
    or midrange application modernization and migration to AWS Cloud. Source and target databases can be kept in sync throughout the migration project without loss of data.

  • AI, ML, and Analytics with mainframe or midrange data

    Offload reporting and analytics workloads from the mainframe or midrange to improve performance, cost-efficiency, and innovation. With AWS Mainframe Modernization Data Replication populate scalable data-warehouses or data lakes in the AWS Cloud, and leverage that data with modern analytics, IoT, ML, AI services.

  • Business innovation using mainframe or midrange data

    Innovate faster with creation of new business channels and services that access the mainframe  or midrange data in near real time. Mainframe data, when replicated to AWS data stores, can enable creation of new sales channels, enhance customer experience, and open new market opportunities.

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Explore pricing options

AWS Mainframe Modernization offers flexible pricing.

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