Happy 2015! Modernize Forward to NonStop X!

When we started working with Tandem/NonStop technology in the 1980’s, we along with the rest of the user community put our faith in this rock-solid computing foundation, with fault tolerance, high performance and scalability at its center stage. Today, those fundamentals remain the key tenets of the platform, while we have witnessed a continuous evolution and modernization of the hardware and software architectures. We anticipate 2015 to be an exciting year as HP highlight their continuous commitment to the NonStop platform with the NonStop X announcement.

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The availability of NonStop X means that the future is brighter than ever for the NonStop community as this platform continues to evolve – to meet and exceed customer expectations. The arrival of this new architecture means faster processing power, higher scalability, new software offerings and room for more mission critical applications. That also translates into new opportunities to modernize your enterprise applications to take full advantage of all that the NonStop infrastructure has to offer.


Modernization results in better ROI and wider acceptance for NonStop applications. Modern technology makes it easier to hire developers, to reach a wider support community, and provide access to a larger pool of innovative and cost-effective tools and services. Just as importantly, it promises smoother and better integration with other platforms in the enterprise.

TIC Software has been helping NonStop customers modernize applications for over 10 years; leveraging the latest technological product innovations and services – to help our customers:

Modernize Legacy Applications – Start developing new applications in Java and other Open Source platforms such as SASH; as well as migrating existing COBOL or SCOBOL applications to Java using our Blu Age reengineering tool. For more information Read blog.

Modernize Tools & Methodology – Leverage modern development tools such as Eclipse and NSDEE to develop and debug NonStop applications. Adopt agile methodologies such as SCRUM and subscribe to Continuous Integration for greater productivity.

Modernize Data – Still using Enscribe? Time to migrate to SQL to leverage the power of NonStop SQL/MX! Integrate NonStop data into the enterprise environment by using tools such as Shadowbase or Attunity which replicates with external databases and data warehouses. Expand your data exchange horizon with XML handling capability in your applications.

Modernize IT Team – Modernization success depends on the readiness of a firm’s IT team.  We provide training and consulting services that can help your team learn the tools and technology to become productive quickly with knowledge of the latest technological innovations and how best to apply them.


The iconic NonStop platform is here to stay; and will continue to deliver the highest levels of computing availability and scalability. Working with TIC Software to modernize your legacy applications, helps build an even stronger foundation for future growth on NonStop X and beyond. Let us partner with you to keep your enterprise applications and architecture running smoothly and of course, NonStop!


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Phil LyPhil Ly is the president and founder of TIC Software, a New York-based company specializing in software and services that integrate NonStop with the latest technologies, including Web Services, .NET and Java. Prior to founding TIC in 1983, Phil worked for Tandem Computer in technical support and software development.

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