XML or JSON Enable COBOL & C Programs with Power of Thunder JSON Thunder for COBOL and C XML Thunder for COBOL and C

Thunder Powers COBOL, C and Java Program Compatibility with XML and JSON


Generate COBOL, C and Java code in a fraction of the time it takes to hand-write it with Thunder, a model-driven approach to code creation that gets your mission-critical programs validating, parsing and creating XML and JSON messages efficiently and effectively.



Comprehensive yet easy-to-use, Thunder Handlers work in any application type including SOAP and REST web services, clients and servers, batch, real-time, and more, to integrate XML and JSON with COBOL, C and Java. There's no special training or coding knowledge required, which makes it a developer's best tool to get their programs working quickly with modern data exchange formats.


Choose from three unique Thunder products to meet any project or Company's needs: JSON Thunder or XML Thunder as individual solutions, or Thunder Suite, which includes both the JSON and XML capabilities.


Experience the power of Thunder today with a free demo of Thunder Lite.

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Benefits of Thunder


Faster Time To Market
Take the complexities out of XML and JSON by automatically generating COBOL and C code to validate, parse and create these modern data exchange formats in minutes or hours instead of the days, weeks, or even months that it can take to handwrite the same code.


Respond to Changes Quickly
Implement new schema versions with minimal effort avoiding costly code rewrites.


Automate Low-Level Processing
Allow developers to focus their expertise on the business logic in programs while Thunder handles the data transformation to and from XML or JSON.  


Architecture and Platform-Independent Solution
Thunder is a comprehensive solution that easily integrates XML and JSON with existing COBOL and C applications. Employ Handlers in any architecture, including SOAP and REST web services, clients, servers, batch and more.


Process Documents of Any Size
Using a streaming approach, Thunder Handlers can process even extremely large XML documents with unbounded repeating structures.  


High Performance
Companies across all business sectors (including financial, retail, health care, consulting services, resources and more) turn to Thunder for processing XML and JSON in a fraction of the time it takes with generic parsers.


Eliminate Risk
Thunder is a model-driven, repeatable process for code generation that reduces the risk of errors inherent in handwriting code.


Compare Thunder Solutions

Thunder is now available as three distinct products to solve the complexities of developing COBOL or C logic to read and write both XML and JSON documents, offering companies a better way to generate code in a fraction of the time to handwrite it specific to their unique project.

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Contact Canam Software Labs for more information or to inquire about the version of Thunder that best fits your organization’s needs.


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Thunder in Action

Clients in over 20 countries use Thunder to modernize their COBOL programs on platforms such as:




XML and JSON-enabling COBOL and C programs with ease!

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Experience Thunder

Experience the benefits of an automated development and maintenance tool for modernizing COBOL programs to read and write XML, SOAP and JSON. Start by downloading Thunder Lite today.

To purchase the full version of Thunder or to learn about how Thunder solutions can benefit your company, please contact Canam Software Lab.