IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L12

STACKED
PLEnTIfuL
MIDDLEWArE
OPTIOnS

By Joseph gulla

Editor's Note: This article was
originally published in May 2014.

t

he open-source Linux* OS
has impressive support in
the IT industry and has
opened the door to the notion
that the software stack including
middleware software could include
both open-source and non-opensource software. The software and
service community has responded
with an abundance of technical
alternatives. Both approaches have
their merits.

12 // MAY 2015 Linux on z Systems

Linux comes in many different distributions or
variants. Almost all can be downloaded for free from
the development project site or other sites dedicated
to distributing Linux. Typically, you can also purchase
a priced copy of Linux and support services from
the organization's site. Support services vary and
often include software updates, technical support,
consulting, training and certification.

Licensed-for-a-fee
middleware Software
A variety of software is available from IBM and other
suppliers that extend Linux, including middleware
software. For IBM, Linux is supported on all contemporary systems including z Systems*, Power Systems*

and in the cloud. The same is true
for the middleware and database
environments running on Linux on
those platforms.
IBM Rational* software is
available for Linux supporting
modeling, design and
development. Also enabled for
Linux are many applicationmanagement disciplines including
architecture, change and
release, process and portfolio,
and quality management. IBM
WebSphere* software is enabled
for Linux including application
and transaction infrastructure,
application transformation,
business integration, commerce
and mobile solution support.
IBM Information Management
and analytics products fully utilize
Linux, including database servers
and tools, data warehousing,
content management, information
integration and business
intelligence. IBM Lotus* software
runs under and in support of Linux
including application design and
development, email, calendaring,
collaboration, instant messaging
and Web conferencing, social
software and team collaboration.
IBM Tivoli* products running
on Linux provide the management
support necessary to make full
use of the OS and its ecosystem.
Support is provided for
management disciplines in the
areas of security, server, network
and device management. Servicemanagement products are a big
part of the IBM Tivoli portfolio and
they run on Linux as well.
With this support from IBM,
you can develop, run and support
just about any application on
Linux tapping into the quality and
reliability of IBM software that
reflects a long history of innovative
development (see Table 1, page 13).

open-Source
middleware Software
It's straightforward to tell the
story of traditional fee-licensed



IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk
What Can Linux on z Systems Do For You?: The IBM z13 boasts features that bring out the best in the enterprise-grade combo
From Novelty to Powerhouse: How Linux on z Systems has become a go-to solution for businesses
Stacked: Plentiful middleware options
A Clustered Support System: IBM delivers the flexibility and data availability of Spectrum Scale to Linux on z Systems
Software Options Abound: BI, application development and collaboration are all supported on the OS
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - Editor's Desk
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - What Can Linux on z Systems Do For You?: The IBM z13 boasts features that bring out the best in the enterprise-grade combo
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - From Novelty to Powerhouse: How Linux on z Systems has become a go-to solution for businesses
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - Stacked: Plentiful middleware options
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - A Clustered Support System: IBM delivers the flexibility and data availability of Spectrum Scale to Linux on z Systems
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - Software Options Abound: BI, application development and collaboration are all supported on the OS
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L20
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