StarQuest Ventures, a leading provider of data integration software solutions, announced a partnership today with LzLabs GmbH, creators of the Software Defined Mainframe (SDM). The companies are partnering to seamlessly deliver access to the SDM via the StarSQL ODBC/JDBC driver.

The SDM provides a platform to run mainframe applications on Linux, on-premise or in the cloud. The SDM runtime supports the execution of customer legacy applications, without recompilation or reformatting of data, while utilizing enterprise-class Linux and other open technologies to provide a best-in-class operation environment. Mainframe legacy COBOL or PL/I applications are moved to a managed container architecture, that is designed to preserve business logic within the executable.

StarSQL uses open industry standards to deliver rapid access to DRDA compliant databases such as LzRelational – LzLabs’ relational database implementation based on the open-source PostgreSQL. StarSQL implements unique, built-in memory management, collapsed protocol layers, and minimal data transfer, to provide the industry’s fastest remote data access.

“With the StarSQL driver, we can facilitate rapid integration with LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe for customers seeking to rehost applications and associated data from mainframe to open systems,” said Mark Cresswell, CEO of LzLabs. “This solution offers companies an alternative that embraces modernization without sacrificing existing value. LzLabs and StarQuest are aligned in our mission to help customers unlock their applications and data to the power of open systems, and escape costly vendor lock-in.”

“For 25 years, StarQuest has been providing enterprise customers with open standards-based software solutions that maximize data availability in heterogeneous environments,” said StarQuest CEO and Founder Paul Rampel. “We believe that organizations should be able to access and leverage their data as they see fit, rather than being constrained by proprietary solutions that ensure vendor lock-in. Our partnership with LzLabs fit perfectly with this philosophy and we’re delighted to be a part of this innovative approach to enterprise application management.”

About StarQuest Ventures
StarQuest has been a leading provider of data integration software solutions that maximize data connectivity and data availability for over 25 years. StarSQL is the most mature ODBC/JDBC driver available for DRDA Compliant databases such as SDM and IBM DB2 and offers the best value on the market today. StarQuest Data Replicator (SQDR) is the leading real-time data replication solution for heterogeneous environments, seamlessly integrating data between data stores whether they are relational or non-relational, on-premise or in the cloud.  StarQuest solutions are used globally by leading companies including American Airlines, FDIC, Aspen Dental, Mazda and many more.