Heirloom Partner Up
February 7, 2020
Machine started a new partnership with Heirloom Computing to enable
enterprises to modernize legacy, mission-critical, mainframe
applications with Splice Machine's intelligent SQL database. Businesses
will benefit by at least an order of magnitude, from reengineering
applications by hand, to replatforming at compiler-speed to an agile
Java ecosystem on a modern data platform. In addition, enterprises will
gain access to powerful new functionality by running their applications
on the Splice Machine platform, such as leveraging real-time and
historical data in analytics and injecting AI and machine learning into
For decades, mission-critical mainframe applications have anchored the
banking, insurance, healthcare, and retail industries, as well as the
public sector, all of which require heavy-duty, low latency transaction
processing, where downtime would be extremely costly and unacceptable.
But mainframe applications are being left behind as businesses strive to
transform using distributed computing and public clouds. In large part,
this is due to the perception that it's overwhelming, even impossible,
to modernize a mainframe application.
"The perception that mainframes can't be modernized is outdated and
misguided," said Monte Zweben, co-founder and CEO of Splice Machine.
"With Heirloom Computing's cloud-native replatforming solution combined
with migration to our scale-out SQL database, the barriers to mainframe
modernization are broken down, resulting in reduced costs, increased
business agility and entirely new business outcomes through the infusion
of AI and machine learning."
automatically replatforms mainframe applications so they execute on any
cloud, while preserving critical business logic, user-interfaces, data
integrity, and systems security. Replatforming is a fast and accurate
compiler-based approach that delivers strategic value through creation
of modern agile applications that utilize an open industry-standard
deployment model that is cloud-native.
"After decades of working with customers to first build – and now
replatform – mainframe applications, we have now reached a tipping point
where the benefits of replatforming are essentially business-centric and
not solely technical," said Gary Crook, president and CEO of Heirloom
Computing. "The partnership with Splice Machine gives those enterprises
that have been on the fence about moving off the mainframe yet another
compelling reason to act. Splice Machine's unique combination of scale
out, SQL and in-database machine learning will help breathe new life and
intelligence into their prized mainframe applications."
Heirloom, in combination with Splice Machine, offers enterprises the
fastest way to modernize mainframe applications, enabling them to scale
out on commodity hardware and leverage more modern, analytical
techniques using an intelligent, SQL platform with in-database AI and