Veryant Licenses FairCom c-Tree® Server for Veryant isCOBOL, for COBOL Developers Desiring the Flexibility of Java

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FairCom Corporation and Veryant announced the completion of an agreement to allow the use of FairCom’s c-tree Server database technology within Veryant’s new isCOBOL product.

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FairCom Corporation ( and Veryant ( announced the completion of an agreement to allow the use of FairCom’s c-tree Server database technology within Veryant’s new isCOBOL product.

isCOBOL is a new COBOL product created by Veryant to give classic COBOL applications a unique alternative in the marketplace by offering the flexibility of Java output. Veryant’s isCOBOL utilizes FairCom’s core c-tree Server as the default file system, or database, in client/sever mode. FairCom engineers worked closely with Veryant to optimize internal functionalities exclusively for isCOBOL.

“Although there are other COBOL solutions in the market, isCOBOL is a very interesting tool for COBOL developers searching for a more robust yet flexible alternative than those currently available,” according to Francesco Cortinovis, managing director of FairCom Europe, who announced completion of the agreement with Veryant.

“The connectivity with our technology is guaranteed by our driver for ACUCOBOL-GT®, which is the FairCom driver that allows all ACUCOBOL-GT applications to run with our client/server technology. This driver has been in use in Europe since 1998 and has been proven in sophisticated deployments,” Cortinovis explains. “Veryant builds on the strengths of COBOL and brings the old mainframe images of ‘green screens’ forward light-years towards the concept of virtual machines. Using the FairCom c-tree Server as a default database offers unparalleled strength to the application by providing a multithreaded, cross platform engine offering full transaction processing at no additional cost,” Cortinovis continues.

“isCOBOL has a unique design in that it utilizes dual methods of recording data,” according to Massimo Bertoli, CTO for Veryant. “Because both indexed system files and relational data files can coexist in the same program, the environment is very dynamic. That allows isCOBOL to maximize COBOL’s inherent suitability for business solutions.” Says Bertoli, “FairCom’s unique database supports both indexed systems and relational files, which perfectly fits our needs.”

isCOBOL is also extremely portable. “The portability of isCOBOL extends to the latest generation of portable devices as well,” according to Bertoli. “By programming with the common COBOL syntax, it is possible to effortlessly enter all portable environments that have a CDC profiled Java Virtual Machine. The generated application can function locally on portable units or as a remote client.

“Ultimately, we chose FairCom over other solutions because of the flexibility of the c-tree Plus API, the portability on multiple platforms and the great stability obtained by over 25 years of focused work in database technology core development,” Bertoli added.

Terms of the agreement were not released.

About Veryant

Veryant ( offers development tools for programmers using Java and .NET virtual machines, specializing in managerial applications. Veryant commits itself to superior customer support and service while continually providing cutting edge products. Veryant also offers hands-on support and customized solutions, based upon customer’s specific requirements.

For more information, see Veryant’s website or call +39-0523-489-919.

About FairCom

FairCom Corporation ( has provided fast, portable, and reliable database development tools for commercial environments since 1979. c-tree Plus provides the developer with the power and flexibility to quickly and reliably deal with all aspects of storing, retrieving, and updating mission critical data. For further information regarding FairCom or the c-tree Server, contact FairCom US at 573-445-6833, FairCom Europe at +39-035-721-321, FairCom Japan at +81-0592-29-7504 or FairCom Brazil at +55-11-3872-9802, or visit our website at


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