COBOL AT 60: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

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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-specic compliance
requirements

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 specic hardware and platforms,
increasing performance and throughput.

COBOL is renowned for its data handling,

providing capabilities to deliver stronger
data manipulation:
• Faster data access than any RDBMS,

and support of data les of a variety of
formats (RDBMS, Indexed, Sequential,
Relative)

• 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.

COBOL’S BUSINESS

ATTRIBUTES

TYPE-RICH LANGUAGE

UBIQUITY

ARITHMETIC ACCURACY

OPTIMIZABLE FOR SPEED

POWERFUL DATA HANDLING

QUICKLY LEARNED