Toolbox for Java and JTOpen

The IBM Toolbox for Java is a library of Java classes supporting the client/server and internet programming model to an IBM i system. The classes can be used by Java applets, servlets, and applications to easily access IBM i data and resources. The Toolbox does not require additional client support over and above what is provided by the Java Virtual Machine and JDK.

The IBM Toolbox for Java provides support similar to functions available when using the IBM i Access APIs. It uses the IBM i host servers that are part of the base IBM i operating system to access data and resources on an IBM i system. Each of these host servers runs in a separate job on the system, communicating with a Java client program using architected data streams on a socket connection. The socket interfaces are hidden from the Java programmer by the IBM Toolbox for Java classes. Since the socket connections are managed by Toolbox classes, IBM i Access is not needed on the workstation.

Java Beans are provided for most public interfaces.

  • -JTOpenLite

    JTOpenLite is a set of lightweight Java classes suitable for use on mobile devices. It provides Java application access to IBM i: DDM access, basic JDBC access, command call, program call access, etc.

  • -Access IBM i resources
  • -Additional classes
  • -Enhancements

    IBM Toolbox for Java also includes enhancements to existing classes. These enhancements offer:

  • -Deprecated packages

    Several packages have been deprecated since V5R3. These packages include:

  • -Deprecated classes

    Several classes have been deprecated since V5R3. These classes include:

  • -Secure sockets

    If you are using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encrypt data flowing between the client and the server, you must use one of the following:

  • -Application development
  • -IBM i requirements

    In order to connect to the IBM i system and access its data and services, the IBM Toolbox for Java requires both the TC1 Licensed Program (TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities for IBM i) and the Host Server option of IBM i to be installed and configured on the system.

Contact an IBM Sales Specialist

Browse Power Systems

Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

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.

Additional information