eCube Drives COBOL .NET Interoperability with NXTera Bridge

With NXTera 6.0 eCube Releases COBOL/.NET Interoperability Tool for Software Developers

Houston, Texas. June 24, 2010

eCube Systems, LLC, a provider of middleware and interoperability tools, has recently released NXTera 6.0, now with COBOL to .NET interoperability. The enhancement, called NXTera Bridge, enables.NET applications and clients to seamlessly interoperate with legacy applications built in COBOL on any middle-tier platform, including Windows, Linux, Unix and OpenVMS.

Using NXTera Bridge, existing COBOL code may fully participate in the Microsoft .NET cross-language development framework. All without forcing expensive rewrites or complex transformations.

"With NXTera Bridge software developers can dynamic access COBOL programs from .NET," said Kevin Barnes, eCube Systems CEO, "NXTera makes COBOL looks like another .Net service. At the same time, COBOL applications can access .NET resources in any .NET language as it if were a remote COBOL program."

NXTera Bridge Benefits

These new capabilities deliver solid benefits to software developers and enterprise managers tasked with getting more out of existing resources. These include:

  • Eliminating the need to replace COBOL with .NET
  • Speeds time-to-market by allowing legacy business logic to leverage .Net services quickly
  • Extends the value of strategic assets while lowering maintenance and development cost
  • Aids in the movement of legacy COBOL logic to Linux and integration with contemporary .NET applications

NXTera Bridge Features

NXTera generates, manages and integrates service interfaces for legacy COBOL, C, FORTRAN business logic that can be easily extended to .Net and Java. NXTera's bridging tools and procedures make the process quick and flexible.

  • The NXTera/.NET client runtime is 100% implemented in .NET
  • NXTera generates client connectors in C# and VB.NET
  • Supports the creation of NXTera clients and servers in any .NET language
  • Easily add .NET web service support
  • Compatible with the Mono Project

NXTera Bridge Availability

Now software development teams now have the ability to develop new initiatives based on .NET while preserving and reusing existing COBOL investments with NXTera Bridge. NXTera Bridge, is available as a component of NXTera 6.0 or independently. Typical stand-alone NXTera Bridge solutions for Windows and Linux are priced at $8,000USD, per server.

About eCube Systems

eCube Systems helps companies maximize return on technology investment by providing development tools, legacy evolution products and consulting services that extend enterprise systems. Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies turn to eCube Systems to reduce risk, extend ROI, and increase productivity as they develop high performance solutions and consolidate existing capabilities by evolving to and integrating with contemporary Web Services.

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