Organizations want to push their mainframe data into their data lake on Hadoop to perform analytics on their complete data and join it with data from other sources. Mainframes use EBCDIC data format, which presents a challenge since Hadoop uses ASCII data format.
Bitwise Hadoop Adaptor for Mainframe Data is a stand-alone EBCDIC to Hadoop format conversion utility that understands all the different ways data is stored in mainframes (including COBOL CopyBooks) and can convert these complex data structures to the right structure for Hadoop (ASCII, Avro, Parquet, etc.).
Data structures within COBOL can get very complex due to complications in COBOL CopyBooks related to CompFields (compressions), Nested fields, Arrays and Redefines within Flat Files, making accurate Code Translation difficult to achieve.
Bitwise offers a solution for converting even the most complex COBOL CopyBooks to ASCII, Avro or Parquet format with optimal conversion performance using our Hadoop Adaptor for Mainframe Data and proven conversion methodology.
Bitwise Mainframe Data Conversion Solution consists of three main components: