ATERAS Partners with IBM Global Services for the 3rd Automated Conversion Partnership

    DALLAS, Oct. 15 /CNW/ -- ATERAS, a leading provider of 100% automated
solutions for legacy migration and modernization, announced today that the
company has signed a new contract with IBM Global Services for the conversion
of certain CA-IDMS applications to COBOL CICS DB2. ATERAS will perform the
migration as a sub-contractor to IBM for the benefit of an agency of a state
government. This is the third contract for the same customer. IBM chose ATERAS
for its proven conversion technology and continued successes. The first
conversion was deployed successfully and has been running in production for 2
years. The second conversion project for this customer was completed ahead of
schedule and is planned to go live this year. This third migration will
include the conversion of 80 IDMS schema record types, more than 150 LRF
subschemas and more than 300 ADS/Online dialogs to COBOL/CICS DB2.
    ATERAS will provide a turn-key solution that will include the conversion
of the data, databases, and application software. The conversion will include
100% automated assessment and conversion with no required code freeze. In
addition, the applications and databases will be 100% functionally equivalent
including the retention of all business rules. No proprietary libraries, third
party libraries or other software is required to run, use or maintain the
applications after the conversion. Due to the high level of automation,
ATERAS' rules-based conversions meet the technical and business requirements
of the customer with dramatically shorter conversion times. The end result is
a quality solution with an n-tier architecture that is easy to maintain, SOA
enablement and high performance in the new applications.
    ATERAS is an Advanced Partner Member with IBM and is recognized for its
automated conversion solutions from IDMS, IMS and ADABAS to IBM's DB2. The
company also celebrates its seven year of partnering with IBM in assessing,
migrating and modernizing legacy databases and applications and enabling
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in business-critical applications. ATERAS
has successfully demonstrated that the company's automated solutions for
legacy migration and modernization were implemented at customer sites running
on approved IBM hardware with a significant commitment to IBM technologies.
Many of the migrations of mission critical systems included customers in the
following markets: state governments, insurance, healthcare and universities.
    "We are extremely pleased to partner with IBM Global Services on this
account and are very excited to have the repeat business with this same
customer, therefore validating our technology and delivery methodology.  Our
partnership with IBM has continued to strengthen over the last 7 years. We
look forward to many more joint successes. Our versatile DB-Shuttle automation
technology is not limited to IDMS conversions. We are currently completing
migration projects converting Adabas and IMS to IBM's DB2." Scott Miller, CEO
President ATERAS.
    About ATERAS
    ATERAS has supported global enterprises for over 20 years, offering state
of the art services to our clients by modernizing and migrating legacy systems
to the most current IT environments. The patent-pending DB Shuttle(TM)
automation technology provides everything from comprehensive assessments of
existing IT environments to fully automated conversions. DB-Shuttle provides
automated technology that protects legacy assets, reduces maintenance costs,
provides agility and flexibility, and enables Service-Oriented Architecture
(SOA) within business-critical applications.  For more information on ATERAS'
solutions visit

     Contact: ATERAS
     Anna Stamatelatos, Vice President Sales & Marketing

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For further information: Anna Stamatelatos of ATERAS, +1-469-385-7236, Web Site:

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