Re: Making It Worse?!
From mainframe to legacy... DRDA gateway, CDC, MQ, or something else that is fairly straight forward.
Mainframe to NoSQL/Big Data? pretty much the same. Not that difficult.
Opening up a PMR that's Sev 1 really spooks support. Especially when you explain to them why its a Sev 1. ;-) (Yes, had many meetings w IBM and Cust where they tried to get me to relabel the Sev 1 to a Sev 2. )