Legacy Code

Fighting PL/SQL legacy

What's wrong with legacy software and how to reduce costs on its maintenance.
How do you keep your Oracle database technologies run with the speed of rapidly developing business environment, and maintain your PL/SQL safe and sound at low costs, if at all?

However progressive your software might seem, it will inevitably turn into a piece of trash in a not too distant future, especially if you do not provide it with due maintenance and support.
PL/SQL code is considered "legacy" if it's older than eight years.
There are several compelling reasons to tackle the legacy issue unless it transforms into extra working hours, security risks, and "easier to replace than support" attitude with the CIO:
Stored programs are running on PL/SQL code. Quantifying their value in money is nearly impossible, but they are key to running Oracle databases up and alive. Replacing them can be expensive not only in terms of money, but may put at risk the whole success of your enterprise.
Another serious consequence legacy code may bring is a poor security of your data. In a database environment, where security matters most, it is a must to provide highest security level possible, without compromising on any detail. Audit it, review all potential exposures, check if those are addressed in upgrades, and if not -- fix and stick with legacy.
Another usual story for most database developers and administrators is when long-gone programmers leave miles of uncommented code, making their successors go through 9 circles of legacy hell.
Unfortunately, these and many other reasonable arguments for keeping your PL/SQL up-to-date may still be insufficient to convince your CEO to upgrade or perform a cloud migration.
At Conquest we addressed the issue, helping customers keep code maintenance costs low while ensuring 100% availability and security of databases. A family of ClearSQL, ClearDB Documenter, and SQLDetective help keep Oracle legacy code alive if you decide to. At the same time, they reduce maintenance costs, remove the anxiety over undocumented code, and detect security breaches in your database.
It's risk management over legacy delivered in one package.
Take a test-drive to get the idea of how the Conquest bundle can help you save time and money: