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Trial environments are pre-configured, and ready for use. Get started with your chosen offering in hours, not days.

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Short, easy-to-follow walkthroughs are included, so you’ll experience your chosen product at its best in no time.

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Machine Learning for z/OS

Analytics

Extract hidden value from enterprise data with this complete solution to help simplify and manage the entire machine learning workflow. Quickly ingest and transform data to build, deploy and manage high quality self-learning behavioral models using IBM Z data, securely in place and in real time, to more accurately anticipate customer and business needs.

IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS

Cloud/DevOps

Rapidly provision z/OS software subsystems using automated processes.

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Information Management System (IMS)

IT Solutions

The most secure, highest performing and lowest cost hierarchical database management software for online transaction processing (OLTP).

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Db2 Administration Solution for z/OS

Analytics

Manage the complexity, growth and change of your Db2 for z/OS objects and schema throughout the application lifecycle.

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Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence

DevOps

Application discovery tools are part of the software lifecycle management process and can help you transform and support digital and hybrid cloud transformation, and assist you in leveraging your time-tested code.

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z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition

Cloud / API Integration

Create efficient and scalable RESTful APIs for mobile and cloud applications securely from your business critical applications residing on the mainframe.

Powered by z Development & Test.

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Analytics Service on z/OS

Analytics

In-place, optimized abstraction and real-time analysis of structured and unstructured enterprise data, with IBM Open Data Analytics for z/OS.

Powered by IBM Z Community Cloud.

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Db2 Utilities Solution for z/OS

Analytics

Reduce operating costs, increase efficiency, and grow your data to meet changing business needs. Automate collection, analysis, and execution of data with technology that takes advantage of shared information to make intelligent decisions based on your preset criteria.

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CICS Transaction Server

IT Solutions

CICS TS is the premier enterprise-grade, mixed-language application server. Trusted by companies for more than 40 years, it has helped them create, extend and evolve mission-critical applications.

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IBM OMEGAMON for JVM on z/OS

DevOps

Resource level monitoring of all Java Virtual Machines on z/OS including CICS, Db2, IMS, WebSphere, Liberty, z/OS Connect and ODM.

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IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS

Business Process Automation

Automate and govern repeatable decisions. Manage and execute business rules to make decisions faster, improve responsiveness, minimize risks and seize opportunities.

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z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition (EE) trial


What’s in the trial?

Request this trial to gain access to a pre-configured, remote desktop environment where you can use z/OS Connect EE to create, deploy, and test RESTful APIs that expose z/OS subsystems.

Your trial environment includes hands-on tutorials that explain how to:

  • Expose a CICS COBOL program as a RESTful API.
  • Expose an IMS application as a RESTful API.

After you complete these tutorials, you can choose to extend them, or you can explore the rest of the trial environment. The choice is yours.

How long is the trial?

Your trial environment will expire three days after it is provisioned. At the end of the trial period, your environment will be automatically deprovisioned and all account and system data will be deleted.

How do I access the trial?

The trial is available through a Windows-based remote desktop environment.

In order to access the trial environment, you must be able to connect to a remote system over a network connection.

  • Windows users should use the built-in Remote Desktop Connection application.
  • Mac users should use the Remote Desktop app, available from the App Store.
  • Linux users have several choices of remote desktop application, which might vary between distribution.

Information Management System (IMS)

IT Solutions


What’s in the trial?

Request this trial to gain access to a pre-configured, remote desktop environment where you can explore some of the IBM Information Management System open access technologies by using IMS Enterprise Suite Explorer for Development.

Your trial environment includes hands-on tutorials that explain how to use IMS Enterprise Suite Explorer for Development to import and visualize IMS database and program definitions in IMS catalog. You will also create and execute SQL queries to access and manipulate IMS database.

After you complete these tutorials, you can choose to extend them, or you can explore the rest of the trial environment. The choice is yours.

How long is the trial?

Your trial environment will expire three days after it is provisioned. At the end of the trial period, your environment will be automatically deprovisioned and all account and system data will be deleted.

How do I access the trial?

The trial is available through a Windows-based remote desktop environment.

In order to access the trial environment, you must be able to connect to a remote system over a network connection.

  • Windows users should use the built-in Remote Desktop Connection application.
  • Mac users should use the Remote Desktop app, available from the App Store.
  • Linux users have several choices of remote desktop application, which might vary between distribution.

Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI) trial


What’s in the trial?

Request this trial to gain access to a pre-configured, remote desktop environment where you can use IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence to gain insight into complex and interdependent application code.

Your trial environment includes a hands-on tutorial that explains how to use IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence to identify unreachable code in a sample application. You will then apply a fix, and see that the Application Discovery dashboard reflects the improved status for that application.

After you complete these tutorials, you can choose to extend them, or you can explore the rest of the trial environment. The choice is yours.

How long is the trial?

Your trial environment will expire three days after it is provisioned. At the end of the trial period, your environment will be automatically deprovisioned and all account and system data will be deleted.

How do I access the trial?

The trial is available through a Windows-based remote desktop environment.

In order to access the trial environment, you must be able to connect to a remote system over a network connection.

  • Windows users should use the built-in Remote Desktop Connection application.
  • Mac users should use the Remote Desktop app, available from the App Store.
  • Linux users have several choices of remote desktop application, which might vary between distribution.

Db2 Administration Solution for z/OS

Analytics


What’s in the trial?

Request this trial to gain access to a pre-configured, remote desktop environment where you can use IBM Db2 Administrations Solution for z/OS to manage the complexity of growth and change in Db2 for z/OS objects and schema throughout the application lifecycle.

Your trial environment includes hands-on tutorials that explain how to use Db2 Administration Solution for z/OS to explore the Db2 Catalog for information discovery and database administration.

After you complete these tutorials, you can choose to extend them, or you can explore the rest of the trial environment. The choice is yours.

How long is the trial?

Your trial environment will expire three days after it is provisioned. At the end of the trial period, your environment will be automatically deprovisioned and all account and system data will be deleted.

How do I access the trial?

The trial is available through a Windows-based remote desktop environment.

In order to access the trial environment, you must be able to connect to a remote system over a network connection.

  • Windows users should use the built-in Remote Desktop Connection application.
  • Mac users should use the Remote Desktop app, available from the App Store.
  • Linux users have several choices of remote desktop application, which might vary between distribution.

IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS

Cloud/DevOps


What’s in the trial?

Request this trial to gain access to a pre-configured, remote desktop environment where you can use IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS to experience consumer-driven, self-service provisioning of z/OS software subsystems. You will also learn how to set up an build software services for z/OS software subsystems and make it available for self-service provisioning.

Hands-on tutorials demonstrate how to:

  • Create a CICS SMSS region through a cloud provisioning market place
  • Create a software service to provision a CICS SMSS region and publish it to a market place for consumer driven provisioning
  • Create an MQ Queue on a Queue Manager through a cloud provisioning market place

After you complete these tutorials, you can choose to extend them, or explore the rest of the trial environment.

How long is the trial?

Your trial environment will expire three days after it is provisioned. At the end of the trial period, your environment will be automatically deprovisioned and all account and system data will be deleted.

How do I access the trial?

The trial is available through a Windows-based remote desktop environment.

In order to access the trial environment, you must be able to connect to a remote system over a network connection.

  • Windows users should use the built-in Remote Desktop Connection application.
  • Mac users should use the Remote Desktop app, available from the App Store.
  • Linux users have several choices of remote desktop application, which might vary between distribution.