EmPOWER your business by accelerating software innovation
Many businesses running IBM i (formerly i5/OS and OS/400) have an existing inventory of applications, data and business processes that are rooted in RPG or COBOL language-based, green-screen applications. Businesses trying to enhance or extend these applications to the Web, or integrate with partners and suppliers, often face technical challenges or skills shortages. Rational software can help businesses overcome these challenges by providing tools, processes and best practices to enable existing and new IT staff to build and deploy modern Web 2.0 or SOA-based applications for IBM i without rewriting the proven code that works – thus lowering the risk and total cost of deploying new innovative business solutions.
IBM Rational Enterprise Modernization solutions offer a low-risk, high-value path to IBM i application modernization and flexibility by:
Introduction to the Rational family of products for Power Systems application development
With the Rational family of products, developing applications for the Power platform becomes much easier and faster. Rational tools help designers, developers, testers, and others involved in the collaborative application life cycle development effort to maximize the efficiency of the process. These tools ensure faster product delivery, improve overall efficiency, lower costs, enhance risk management, and better support compliance requirements.
The Rational family of products includes integrated development environments for the major development workloads on IBM i, AIX, and Linux, including Java, web, SOA, RPG, COBOL, C/C++, Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) and more.