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Run an Enterprise IT quality Elastic COBOL environment under Eclipse on your desktop or in the cloud. Move your applications from a mainframe to your private, public or hybrid cloud environment.
With Heirloom Computing’s Elastic COBOL Application Development-as-a-Service, a cloud-hosted Eclipse IDE environment, developers in any location can provision a development or deployment platform on the cloud within minutes. Heirloom’s Elastic COBOL is a high-quality cost-effective platform that erases major commercial and technical barriers that exist with outdated solutions, so that your high-value trusted business applications can fully & seamlessly participate in contemporary software stacks & cloud computing platforms.
Elastic COBOL is also available for installation on Windows, Linux & UNIX platforms as an Eclipse plug-in. Download a full Eclipse environment with Elastic COBOL or install the Elastic COBOL development and deployment system with the Install button on this page.
When it's time to deploy your application, do so on your private cloud or to the Heirloom Platform-as-a-Service (ELPaaS), a complete IBM CICS, JES/JCL, SYSPLEX-scalable public cloud, directly from Eclipse.
ACCESS YOUR CODE FROM ANYWHERE: With your IDE hosted in the cloud you get the same highly productive development environment without the need to install & configure Elastic COBOL locally. Simply get access to your IDE and projects from any web browser.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICING: Move beyond outdated pricing plans to flexible subscription plans that best fit the needs of your business. No long term contracts. No annual maintenance fees. Pay for software when you need it, not when you don't.
WORLD-CLASS ECLIPSE IDE PLATFORM: Elastic COBOL enhances the outstanding open-source Eclipse IDE framework to provide a truly world-class multi-language application development platform. Choose from Elastic COBOL for Windows, UNIX, Linux or the cloud.
ENHANCED DEBUGGING SCENARIOS: Debug locally, debug remotely, debug live applications running on a Java platform or in the cloud. Examine data via "hover over". Use sophisticated breakpoints such as "conditional", "hit count" and "watchpoint".
COBOL/CICS APPS TO JAVA SOURCE-CODE: The Elastic COBOL compiler supports 15 dialects and uses a patented process to produce Java source-code that is a faithful representation of the COBOL business logic; including support for EXEC CICS, SQL, HTML & JAVA.
DEPLOY TO A STRATEGIC PLATFORM: With Elastic COBOL, COBOL/CICS applications are natively deployed to the blazing fast Java Enterprise platform. There is no need to use (and pay extra for) a proprietary transaction engine to run your enterprise applications.
FLEXIBLE DATA ACCESS OPTIONS: In addition to support for native COBOL file-systems, Elastic COBOL includes data transparencies that enable RDBMS access via COBOL syntax and CICS commands. Connect to your database via your JDBC driver.
DELIVER SaaS SOLUTIONS: Deploy directly to Java "Platform as a Service" cloud solutions (such as Amazon Beanstalk, dotCloud & Cloudbees), and access your applications via a browser to deliver SaaS solutions to your customers.