Project Description

Using ARCAD for DevOps, Git and Jenkins, Dancerace resolves ‘bimodal’ challenges to reduce the IBM i release management workload by 50%

ARCAD for DevOps Success Story

The Customer

Founded in 1992, Dancerace is a leading ISV in the banking and financial services sector providing best-in-class assetbased lending (ABL) systems for businesses across the globe. Dancerace has long led the ABL market, developing one of the world’s first online banking systems, the first receivables system to offer a modern graphical user interface, and the first ISV in their sector to embrace the cloud. Using ARCAD for DevOps, Git and Jenkins, Dancerace resolves ‘bimodal’ challenges to reduce the IBM i (aka iSeries, AS/400) release management workload by 50%.

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Context

The Dancerace team had ambitious goals in terms of delivery speed and application availability. Their objective was to halve the number of man days spent in managing application releases. To stay reactive in a rapidly changing business it was clear that the team would need to sunset in-house tools.

Solution

After searching the market and running an on-site proof of concept, Dancerace selected the ARCAD for DevOps solution from ARCAD Software. ARCAD’s Git and Jenkins plugins provided the advanced IBM i layer they needed to handle the technical specifics of RPG development on IBM i. In particular, ARCAD for DevOps was the only solution able to support true continuous integration on IBM i.

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Case Study Highlights

  • Company: Dancerace
  • Industry: ISV in the banking and financial services sector
  • Challenge: As the Dancerace development team started to diversify their technology landscape adding open source tools such as Git, Jenkins and Jira, a clear ’cultural divide’ began to appear. Software development was clearly easier in the ‘new world’ with modern tooling.
  • Solutions: ARCAD for DevOps
With ARCAD for DevOps, we have automated an enterprise-grade CI/CD pipeline for RPG based on Git and Jenkins and massively improved our responsiveness to user demands.
Elliot Avison, Dancerace CEO