COBOL AT 60: THE LEGEND CONTINUES
Built for Business
Successful core enterprise systems share
certain characteristics. They have strong,
reliable IT infrastructures that offer validity,
strong data manipulation, accuracy, speed
and accessibility. In short, something t for
business needs, and designed with scale in
mind. Consider the following attributes.
COBOL’s type-rich language enables data
to be described accurately, with explicit
scope and limits to meet corporate coding
standards and industry-specic compliance
COBOL’s ubiquity ensures consistency and
accuracy across the organization and third
parties, including partners
It delivers arithmetic accuracy up to 38
digits–more than any other language.
It’s no coincidence many of the world’s
nancial powerhouses rely on COBOL.
Speed of application execution is a key
criterion for core business applications.
They need horsepower to deliver both
computational speed and batch support.
COBOL applications can be optimized,
thanks to innovations from IBM and Micro
Focus, for specic hardware and platforms,
increasing performance and throughput.
COBOL is renowned for its data handling,
providing capabilities to deliver stronger
• Faster data access than any RDBMS,
and support of data les of a variety of
formats (RDBMS, Indexed, Sequential,
• Data manipulation and reporting built in
to the language with the SORT capability.
Uniquely, users can SORT and lter within
COBOL without additional tools or steps—
much faster than having to handle this
outside the language.
OPTIMIZABLE FOR SPEED
POWERFUL DATA HANDLING