Rational Software Delivery Platform for Power

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.

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To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionise the way IT is developed and delivered, optimise for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.