IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - L13

middleware software running
on Linux from IBM because the
support is so complete. What's
perhaps less well known is the size
and scope of IBM's involvement
with open-source middleware
and database community
projects. IBM has more than
600 developers working with
the community on more than
100 open-source projects.
As part of the open-source
community, IBM contributes
to Apache projects such as
Apache Geronimo, and offers
WebSphere Application Server
Community Edition as IBM's
supported distribution of
Geronimo. The Community
Edition is a lightweight Java EE 6
application server that provides
a useful foundation for building
Java* applications. WebSphere
Application Server Community
Edition pre-integrates Apache
Tomcat with other open-source
components such as Web services,
security, authentication and
messaging. Also included is
Web-tier clustering. It's free and
available to download and use in
production environments. Support options
are also available on a yearly subscription
basis through IBM Passport Advantage.
IBM also offers DB2* Express-C, which
Rational clients, business partners
and select individuals.
is a no-charge community edition of
DB2 server with core DB2 features. It's
available for download, deployment and
redistribution at no charge. DB2 Express-C
contains core capabilities of DB2 for Linux,
UNIX* and Windows* with features like
Time Travel Query, Data Studio, pureXML,
Compression, and mobile database sync
and support. Additionally, DB2 Express-C
provides a unified tools environment that
helps simplify database administration
and development tasks. Support options
are also available for DB2 Express-C that
include 24-7 IBM customer support, fix
packs, upgrade protection, and features such
as high availability, disaster recovery and
enhanced security.
Additionally, IBM contributes to the Apache
Derby and Lucene projects and uses these
open-source components in products like
OmniFind Yahoo edition. IBM contributes to
the Eclipse community and then uses Eclipse
as the foundation on which the Rational
Software Delivery Platform is built. IBM is
also building its Jazz project for collaborative
development using Eclipse. IBM has opened
access to the Jazz development website to
TABLE 1: IBM Software
branD
ibm rational
What Should i use?
Several factors influence the
decision whether to use feelicensed
software or open-source
alternatives.
It's considered lower risk to use
fee-licensed software with Linux.
However, support contracts are
available for some open-source
software that help mitigate the risks
of using open-source solutions.
Maturity is another factor to
consider. Often licensed software
has greater maturity and is better
tested. However, this view doesn't
reflect the longstanding history of
some open-source projects that are
now widely tested and used.
Adoption costs are another
factor when deploying software.
Testing will be required for both
fee-licensed and open-source
software. However, piloting
for the first projects will likely
be a heavier burden for opensource
projects.
Skill requirements are different
SuPPorT examPLeS
Application infrastructure and transformation, business integration,
commerce and mobile support
ibm
WebSphere
ibm information
management
ibm Lotus
Application infrastructure and transformation, business integration,
commerce and mobile support
Databases, data warehousing, content management, information
integration and business intelligence
Email, calendaring, collaboration, instant messaging and Web
conferencing. IBM Lotus products are also used extensively to design
and develop applications that run in Lotus Notes and on the Web
ibm Tivoli
Systems management and service management
for fee-licensed and open-source
software. The use of opensource
software may require
more intimate involvement
with the software versus a more
straightforward software product
install and implementation.
move forward
When you're considering opensource
software for an upcoming
project, do so in the context of a
pilot project and move forward in
a confident but prudent manner.
You'll find open-source software
has a different set of conventions
that you must master to give you
the necessary confidence for a
production implementation.
Joseph gulla is the it leader of
alazar Press. Previously, he was an
executive it specialist at iBm.
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IBM Perspective: A mainframe built for Generation Z
Editor's Desk: Optimistic future
Partner PoV: Now is the time for multifactor authentication
Infographic: Myths, exaggerations and uncomfortable truths
Currents: TCO for an IBM z13 cloud is lower than an x86 or public cloud, according to an IBM study
R&D: IBM Research is working to better diagnose osteoporosis -- and make computing more economical
Cover Story: Mastering the Mainframe: IBM contest connects millennials to the mainframe and potential employers
Feature: The Millennial Career Guidebook: Six groups and resources to help mainframers starting their careers
Feature: Mainframe Within Reach: IBM provides a rich set of solutions designed to help new mainframe programmers
Tech Showcase: IBM X-Force report reveals challenges and strategies to succeed in the new computing environment
Tech Corner: New IBM z13 chip improves throughput and analytics performance
Solutions: ReACT V4.0; Ivory Service Architect V4.6
Stop Run: Running and fencing keep IBMer active
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
Linux on z E-book
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - IBM Perspective: A mainframe built for Generation Z
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Editor's Desk: Optimistic future
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Partner PoV: Now is the time for multifactor authentication
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Infographic: Myths, exaggerations and uncomfortable truths
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Currents: TCO for an IBM z13 cloud is lower than an x86 or public cloud, according to an IBM study
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - R&D: IBM Research is working to better diagnose osteoporosis -- and make computing more economical
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Cover Story: Mastering the Mainframe: IBM contest connects millennials to the mainframe and potential employers
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Feature: The Millennial Career Guidebook: Six groups and resources to help mainframers starting their careers
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Feature: Mainframe Within Reach: IBM provides a rich set of solutions designed to help new mainframe programmers
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Tech Showcase: IBM X-Force report reveals challenges and strategies to succeed in the new computing environment
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 37
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Tech Corner: New IBM z13 chip improves throughput and analytics performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Solutions: ReACT V4.0; Ivory Service Architect V4.6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Stop Run: Running and fencing keep IBMer active
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - RF2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Linux on z E-book
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
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