IRI CoSort users have been successfully converting JCL sort operations to Unix, Linux, and Windows systems for more than 30 years.
Free metadata conversion utilities (mvs2scl and vse2scl) in the CoSort package translate z/OS (MVS) and VSE JCL parms written for IBM DF-SORT (ICEMAN) CA-SORT, or SYNCSORT, into CoSort Sort Control Language (SortCL) program job scripts.
SortCL can accomplish all the functions of mainframe sort software -- and many of the reporting and replication tasks of utilities like File-AID, ICETOOL,and IEBGENER -- on "open systems" ... usually faster, and certainly cheaper.
Beyond rer-hosoting effort, there are many application modernization benefits and more data management possibilities. Users of the larger IRI Voracity platform, powered by CoSort, can leverage a complete range of capabilities in data discovery, integration, migration, governance, and analytics.
For more information, see: