February 3, 2017
ALTOS Runtime for renovated ALGOL applications simplifies integration, paves the way to cloud deployments
January 17 , 2017
ALTOS Java Runtime provides dramatic performance and scalability improvements for database-centric renovated COBOL applications
August 2, 2016
A Major Payments Company chooses ALTOS to renovate Unisys ALGOL and COBOL - based applications
June 1, 2016
ALTOS Release 2.3 supports big data processing with Apache Cassandra.
June 16, 2015
ALTOS Release 2.2
is now available.
February 1, 2015
September 1, 2014
Solution for opening up ALGOL code and gradual migration of UNISYS applications
Solution for UNISYS ALGOL and COBOL applications re-hosting
February 22, 2014
Spectrum Systems turns 20!
February 18, 2013
Spectrum Systems embarks on a new venture with Equifax
October 22, 2012
ALTOS© Release 2.0
is now available.
March 01, 2012
Spectrum Systems and Inventigo Partner Up on Delivering High-Performance, Flexible XML Processing Solutions for Financial Applications.
July 08, 2011
November 08, 2010
Spectrum Systems awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract
October 28, 2010
SIBOS 2010, Amsterdam Spectrum's CEO is on the winning team for
Innotribe competition - 2nd year in a row.
April 30, 2010
Spectrum Systems announces creation of Advanced Data Analysis and BI
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ALTOS: Solution for UNISYS and IBM ALGOL and COBOL Applications Modernization
Systems, Inc. presents ALTOS,
solution for automated re-hosting of legacy UNISYS applications that consist of components written in both
Unisys COBOL and ALGOL. The
ALTOS set of tools automatically converts Unisys ALGOL applications into C++,
IBM and Unisys extended COBOL applications into Java, and provides run time support for
the converted applications on a variety of target platforms - including multiple
flavors of Linux, UNIX, and Windows.
ALTOS has been used to successfully convert
and deploy into production large, mission critical financial applications
ALTOS transforms legacy Unisys COBOL and ALGOL, and IBM COBOL applications into open, expandable systems that run on inexpensive
commodity hardware/software. Converted applications preserve an organizations'
intellectual and operational investment into their legacy applications.
Business processes and operations stay untouched. ALTOS changes only the underlying technology, while
providing organizations with all of the benefits of running a modern system that
is based on industry standards and widely available technologies
savings alone from ALTOS conversion may amount to tens of millions of dollars
technology is proven. Financial applications
converted with ALTOS process transactions worth trillions of dollars a day.
Experience shows that converted code is robust and performs better than original
ALGOL/COBOL code. The number of detected problems per line in converted
software is two orders of magnitude less than in newly developed code. The
entire conversion effort takes a small fraction of time and cost that would be
needed to re-write a legacy system.
When compared to continued legacy
application operation or development of a new application to replace it, ALTOS
is by far the most cost effective option - both financially and in man-hours
Deploying converted legacy applications in a modern data center
Converting legacy applications to Java
and C++ is the first step in a comprehensive renovation program. Spectrum
Systems offers the expertise necessary to choose and implement optimal
applications packaging, integration, and deployment strategy.
Individual application components
may be deployed in virtual machines, containers, or directly on a target OS
(Linux/Unix/Windows). Packaging in VMs or containers allows for easier
horisontal scaling and performance management, especially when many instances of
a particular component may have to run concurrently. This also allows for easier
deployment of converted applications in a cloud. In situations when a component
needs to provide highly predictable, high-performance behaviour, a better option
may be deploying it directly on a target OS.
We have significant experience using IBM
MQSeries and Apache ActiveMQ/Camel for converted applications integration, and
using VMs and containers for applications packaging and deployment.
Spectrum's team includes committers to several Apache open source projects
(including ActiveMQ and Camel)
Renovated applications can make the full
use of a modern software lifecycle management ecosystem. The tools that an
organization uses for software builds, testing, and deployment automation may
now be used to manage converted applications' lifecycle. Spectrum has high
degree of expertize in setting up and managing continuous integration and
delivery environments for renovated legacy applications