After a migration from IBM mainframe to RHEL x86_64, What are the upsides and downsides for keeping data as EBCDIC or convert it to ASCII ?

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Issue

A mainframe running z/OS with all data encoded in ebcdic is planned for migration to x86_64 VM's running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
By default all data on RHEL x86_64 systems is in ascii . What are the upsides and downsides for keeping data as EBCDIC or convert it to ASCII?

Environment

IBM z/OS to Red Hat Enterprise Linux x86_64

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