Linux solutions on z Systems solves your top challenges

Choose from a growing ecosystem of IBM, vendor and open source software for your business applications.

Big data and data integration solutions

InfoSphere Information Server helps organizations to understand, cleanse and transform trusted information and deliver it to their business initiatives.

InfoSphere Master Data Management helps operational business processes, big data, and analytics through trusted views.

IBM InfoSphere Data Replication allows for high throughput replication with integrity and consistency.

InfoSphere Optim High Performance Unload for DB2 for Linux a high speed solution for unloading, extracting, and repartitioning data in DB2.

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Cognitive and analytics solutions

Cognos Business Intelligence provides a scalable infrastructure to simplify enterprise data access for reporting, analysis, dashboards, mobile apps and more.

SPSS Modeler helps build predictive models and score transactional data in real time.

Watson Explorer Analytical Components can transform unstructured data into insights through visualizations that reveal trends, patterns, anomalies, and relationships.

Planning Analytics Local (formerly Cognos TM1) delivers the speed, agility and foresight you need to steer business performance.

SPSS Statistics helps you understand your data, identify trends and produce accurate forecasts.

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Database solutions

IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration for in-memory computing incorporates design concepts for high levels of performance and availability, data replication and scalability.

DB2 Connect connects desktop and palm-top applications to your IMB Z databases.

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Content management solutions

IBM Enterprise Content Management puts business content to work and allows organizations to realize new value.


IBM Content Manager provides a fully featured multi-platform solution that enhances digital business across the enterprise.

IBM FileNet Content Manager enables you to manage the organization's content and documents; it helps to gain secure, mobile, anytime access from across the content stores.

IBM Content Manager OnDemand allows to quickly and easily capture, index, archive, and present digital information.

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DevOps and application development

Virtualized, integrated IBM solutions for application development leverage both IBM Z and Linux distributions for enterprise DevOps.


IBM UrbanCode Deploy orchestrates and automates application deployments, middleware configurations and database changes to on-premises or cloud-based development, test and production environments.

Rational ClearCase is an enterprise configuration management system for controlled access to software assets, such as requirements, designs, models, test plans and test results.

Rational Build Forge products offer an adaptive execution framework that creates a software assembly line to automate and accelerate software delivery.

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Integration and messaging solutions

Deliver a differentiated customer experience by integrating systems and applications


IBM Integration Bus simplifies the connectivity between the IT assets, packaged apps and web services. It acts as a translator by enabling multiple systems which speak different protocols to integrate and communicate with open source components.

IBM MQ delivers universal messaging with a broad set of offerings to meet enterprise-wide messaging needs, as well as connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices.

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Mobile solutions

Easily use the mobile protocol connectivity to sync existing IBM Z applications and queries to both mobile and cloud environments, helping you create a hybrid integration platform.


IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation offers time-tested, enterprise mobile middleware, deployable on premises and on cloud.

Open software solutions

Open source software on IBM Z provides the innovation and quality of service you need in your applications portfolio. There is a growing ecosystem of open source software available.

Security and availability solutions

IBM z14 enables pervasive encryption for Linux with no impact to SLAs. In addition, a full range of security features and applications are available from IBM, software vendors and the open source community to support a secure infrastructure.


IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS) avoids downtime by managing servers, workloads, replication activities and reconfigurations for both z/OS and Linux on z Systems. IBM GDPS Virtual Appliance extends GDPS capabilities into z/VM and Linux on z Systems.

IBM Spectrum Scale for Linux on IBM z provides resiliency, scalability and performance for data and file management. Build upon IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™) with no single point of failure. Share data in a mixed platform environment and eliminate data transfer in hybrid environments.

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Vendor software solutions

Explore the broad range of Linux software and solutions from IBM Business Partners and independent software vendors (ISV).

Virtualization solutions

A dependable cloud infrastructure and an optimization of your IT is critical to your organization. The virtualization platform you choose impacts utilization, scalability, security, disaster recovery and efficiency. IBM Z stable and cost effective virtualization.

IBM z/VM is a highly secure and scalable hypervisor virtualization technology. Use it with IBM Wave for z/VM and management of z/VM and virtual Linux servers is simplified.

KVM is a strategic open source component Z and LinuxONE and is offered through Linux distribution partners.

Logical partitioning with IBM Z (PDF, 15.3 MB) offers a PR/SM hypervisor which can divide one physical server into 85 logical partitions and run Linux, z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE and TPF instances isolated and secured in parallel.

IBM Dynamic Partitioning Manager (DPM) provides a simplified operating model to interact with the PR/SM hypervisor in order to manage logical partitions.



IBM Software

See the available IBM software for “Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server”, “SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES)” and “Ubuntu” via an online tool (no registration required).