Flexible, open data access
In terms of data access and flexibility, isCOBOL takes 'straightforward' to a new level. isCOBOL is designed to utilize both Indexed Sequential (ISAM) file systems and relational databases.
By offering automatic translation of ESQL to JDBC and an ISAM-to-RDBMS interface, Veryant ESQL Generator, developers working with isCOBOL can transition data to another ISAM file system or JDBC-compliant relational database without source code changes, without external pre-compilers, and without changing the behavior of an application. At the individual program level, COBOL file statements or embedded SQL (ESQL) can be used interchangeably, opening the door to any combination of supported file systems and database access within the same application.