IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-038
February 20, 2001

IBM VisualAge Pacbase Version 3.0 Delivers a Remodeled Environment for e-business

 ENUS201-038.PDF (78KB)


At a Glance

VisualAge Pacbase offers:

  • Life-cycle coverage of AD needs from analysis and design to production of all types of B2B, B2C, and B2E applications that are portable on IBM and non-IBM platforms
  • Model-driven development and visual programming to improve productivity and enable developers to focus on business issues
  • Reusability of components during the development process and consistency during the life-cycle of applications
  • Ability to extend legacy applications to the world of e-business, and create low-cost Web-enabled systems

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

VisualAge® Pacbase is a repository-based application development (AD) offering designed for enterprise-wide scalability, reliability, and performance.

VisualAge Pacbase Version 3.0 offers extended capabilities:

  • The e-business information model has been restructured to facilitate the implementation of new technologies.
  • The new Developer Workbench provides a single user-friendly Java™-based interface to drive traditional and e-business development.
  • The coverage of e-business needs is improved through additional capabilities such as integration of existing COBOL applications, server components testing, and support for Enterprise JavaBean (EJB) session components.
  • The UML methodology is supported via the interface with the Rational Rose environment.
  • An independent administration space including a Java-based workstation simplifies the administration tasks related to the development environment.

VisualAge Pacbase is part of the IBM application framework for e-business designed to help organizations move to e-business. VisualAge Pacbase combines technological innovation with a standards-based approach to give you a long term solution.

VisualAge Pacbase covers the life cycle of applications, capitalizes corporate know-how, and supports a wide range of heterogeneous platforms. VisualAge Pacbase combines powerful server development capabilities with the unique advantages offered by VisualAge for Java for producing reliable e-business applications that evolve.

Using VisualAge Pacbase, organizations will:

  • Progressively move to the most advanced technologies and extend existing assets to the world of e-business
  • Benefit from a multiplatform approach to ensure portability and scalability of applications while protecting previous IT investments
  • Take advantage of a powerful and secure industrial-strength solution to bring enterprise level computing to their application environment

Key Prerequisites

  • Server
    • Mainframe: MVS™ or OS/390® CICS®, MVS or OS/390 IMS™, IBM VSE/CICS; Bull GCOS7, GCOS8; Unisys 2200 series
    • UNIX®: AIX®; Bull Escala AIX; HP-UX; Compaq TRU64 UNIX, Sun Solaris
    • PC: Windows NT™, Windows™ 2000, Linux
  • Workstations running on Windows

Planned Availability Dates

  • February 23, 2001: with MVS or OS/390 CICS, AIX, Bull Escala AIX, Compaq TRU64 UNIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Linux, Windows NT, or Windows 2000 as development environment.
  • September 28, 2001: with MVS or OS/390 IMS, VSE/CICS, Bull GCOS7, Bull GCOS8, or Unisys 2200 series as development environment.

Description

Analysis and Design Facility

  • Methodology of choice

    VisualAge Pacbase offers methodological openness and supports a variety of methodologies including Unified Modeling Language (UML), industry-specific frameworks such as the IBM Information Framework (IFW), and can be customized to integrate company-specific methodologies.

  • Coverage of analysis and design needs

    VisualAge Pacbase offers powerful information management capabilities to help capitalize and enrich corporate AD know-how. It ensures the flexibility that analysis and design teams want, and provides consistency and validity of specifications, reusability, and quality of information throughout the application development life cycle.

    Pacdesign is the VisualAge Pacbase analysis and design component for supporting the YSM, Merise, SSADM, and OMT methodologies. Pacdesign is also available in Bank/Finance edition for supporting IFW models.

    UML support is offered via the bridge with Rational Rose environment. Rational Rose provides extensive support for requirements, analysis, and design activity. The UML models defined in Rational Rose are converted into VisualAge Pacbase design models. These design models populate the VisualAge Pacbase central repository and can be directly reused during the production phases.

e-business Build Facility

VisualAge Pacbase offers complete support for industrializing the production of client/server and e-business applications. It provides:

  • Model-driven development
  • A single Java-based Developer Workbench to cover server and client development, and middleware management
  • A central repository to energize all phases of development including project management and quality assurance

VisualAge Pacbase includes VisualAge for Java technology and takes advantage of up-to-date technologies such as Java applets, servlets, and EJBs. In addition, VisualAge Pacbase remains open to third-party tools and provides a COM module to address client development with a COM-compliant tool.

  • Simplified development

    VisualAge Pacbase offers a high level of expression that closely models actual business processes so that developers can focus on solving business issues rather than technical issues.

    VisualAge Pacbase provides an information model dedicated to e-business needs and integrated in the development cycle. This e-business information model gives a clear dispatching and structuring of the data necessary for development and formalizes the description of application components. It allows development teams to focus on functional characteristics and ensures quality applications produced automatically by the VisualAge Pacbase generators.

    VisualAge Pacbase implements a visual programming approach in order to improve productivity and ease learning. The Developer Workbench takes advantage of the SmartGuides technology to enable users to interact with their tool through a guided and contextual dialogue.

  • Integration of existing assets

    VisualAge Pacbase ensures a smooth transition to e-business so that organizations continue to get a good return on investments in existing systems while gradually introducing new technologies to development teams.

    Organizations have the freedom to leverage applications components and skills. Existing COBOL programs can be integrated with the new architectures for producing new server-based e-business systems. In addition, development teams can use the more technical developers for building JavaBeans and other developers for assembling these components.

  • Consistent development

    VisualAge Pacbase provides the consistency required to achieve high-quality applications and to improve development productivity.

    VisualAge Pacbase generates a proxy object as a JavaBean or EJB to provide developers the view of the server they need. This proxy object facilitates client construction by enabling the direct access and use of data, services, and events available on the server. It improves development reliability by enabling automatic reuse of information defined in the central repository. It simplifies development by hiding complex mechanisms associated with client and server exchanges.

    All components are managed around the central VisualAge Pacbase repository and benefit from key advantages such as impact analysis capabilities. Each time you reuse an object throughout the life cycle of applications, including during maintenance, you are ensured of its quality. This efficient reuse of consistent objects is a vital element of application development industrialization.

  • Ability to generate for multiple IBM and non-IBM platforms

    VisualAge Pacbase improves portability of applications due to independence from any specific environment. COBOL backend servers and the code necessary to use standard middleware can be generated for the following platforms:

    • IBM MVS or OS/390/CICS server via CPI-C, ECI, EXCI, MQSeries®, or TCP-IP

      Databases supported: Adabas, DB2®, DL/1, IDMS, and Oracle.

    • IBM MVS or OS/390/IMS server via CPI-C, MQSeries or TCP-IP

      Databases supported: DB2, and DL/1.

    • IBM VSE/CICS server via CPI-C or ECI

      Databases supported: DB2, DL/1, SQL/DS™, and Oracle.

    • IBM AIX server via ECI, MQSeries, TCP-IP or Tuxedo

      Databases supported: DB2, Oracle, and Sybase.

    • IBM Numa-Q DYNIX® server via TCP-IP or Tuxedo

      Databases supported: Oracle and Sybase.

    • IBM OS/400® server via TCP-IP

      Databases supported: DB2.

    • Bull GCOS7/TDS server via CPI-C

      Databases supported: IDS2, Interel/RFM, and Oracle.

    • Bull GCOS8/TP8 or DMIV-TP server via CPI-C

      Databases supported: IDS2, Interel/RFM, and Oracle.

    • Bull Escala AIX server via MQSeries, TCP-IP or Tuxedo

      Databases supported: Oracle and Sybase.

    • Compaq VAX VMS server via TCP-IP

      Databases supported: Oracle.

    • Compaq Open VMS Alpha server via TCP-IP

      Databases supported: Oracle and Sybase.

    • Compaq TRU64 UNIX server via TCP-IP or Tuxedo

      Databases supported: Oracle and Sybase.

    • Compaq Non-Stop Himalaya server via OSS TCP-IP or OSS Non-Stop Tuxedo

      Databases supported: Non-Stop SQL.

    • Compaq Non-Stop Integrity server via TCP-IP or Tuxedo

      Databases supported: Non-Stop SQL, Oracle, and Sybase.

    • HP -UX server via MQSeries, TCP-IP or Tuxedo

      Databases supported: Allbase-SQL, Oracle, and Sybase.

    • Linux server via TCP-IP

      Databases supported: DB2.

    • Microsoft™ Windows NT server via ECI, MQSeries, TCP-IP or Tuxedo

      Databases supported: Oracle, SQL/Server, and Sybase.

    • Microsoft Windows 2000 server via ECI, MQSeries, TCP-IP or Tuxedo

      Databases supported: Oracle, SQL/Server, and Sybase.

    • Sun Solaris server via TCP-IP or Tuxedo

      Databases supported: Oracle and Sybase.

    • Unisys 2200 series server via TCIS

      Databases supported: Oracle, RDMS, and Sybase.

    • Unisys A series server via COMS

      Databases supported: DMSII, Oracle, and Sybase.

Traditional Build Facility

  • Complete support for traditional application development needs

    VisualAge Pacbase provides genuine support for development and automates the production of complete applications. The resulting applications can evolve rapidly without putting previous investments at risk.

    The information model guides development and ensures automatic reuse of components. Application structure is independent of technological constraints, which guarantees the adaptability of applications.

    VisualAge Pacbase handles the production process for batch transaction processing and reporting as well as online applications. VisualAge Pacbase generates automatically 100% of the source code, database descriptions, and the necessary documentation (online and paper).

    The central VisualAge Pacbase repository stores, manages, and controls information used throughout application development and ensures its consistency and shareability.

  • Ability to generate for multiple IBM and non-IBM platforms

    On the basis of a single source of specifications, VisualAge Pacbase produces functionally homogeneous applications that run on a wide range of platforms, operating systems, and TP monitors, including:

    • IBM: MVS or OS/390/CICS or Native, MVS or OS/390/IMS, VSE/CICS or Native, AIX/CICS6000 or Native, Numa-Q DYNIX, OS/2®/CICS/OS2 or Native, and OS/400
    • Bull: GCOS7/TDS (Forms or native), GCOS8/TP8 or DMIV-TP, GCOS6/DM6-TP Forms, GCOS6 DTF/DFC Vision, and AIX
    • Compaq: VMS, Alpha Open VMS, TRU64 UNIX, Non-Stop Himalaya, and Non-Stop Integrity
    • Hewlett-Packard: MPE and HP-UX
    • ICL: VME/TPMS — Linux
    • Microsoft: Windows NT and Windows 2000
    • Sun: Solaris
    • Unisys: 2200 Series OSExec1100/TIP and A Series MCP/COMS

VisualAge Pacbase provides native support to an impressive number of databases, including:

  • DL/1
  • DB2 Family
  • Adabas
  • Allbase-SQL
  • Clio/Socrate
  • DDL Tandem
  • DMS
  • DMS II
  • DMIV-TP
  • IDMS
  • IDS2
  • Informix
  • Ingres
  • Interel/RFM
  • Nonstop-SQL
  • Oracle
  • Physical File (AS400)
  • RDMS
  • SQL/DS
  • SQL/Server (Microsoft)
  • Sybase
  • Turbo-Image

Management Facility

With the VisualAge Pacbase central repository, organizations capitalize on corporate AD know-how, ensure data administration, and master management and maintenance of development projects.

VisualAge Pacbase provides a central repository, which offers an elaborate storage structure, including the functions necessary for managing and controlling the information throughout the life-cycle of applications.

Its organization facilitates the sharing and reuse of information and allows several projects to be managed in parallel. Powerful features allow the management of versions and cross-references of information. This well-managed and integrated development environment facilitates increased programmer productivity and maximizes quality in the development, maintenance, and delivery of distributed applications.

The VisualAge Pacbase repository can take advantage of third-party environments for complementary configuration management functions such as source code management and software distribution, simplifying the delivery process.

One of the main benefits of a repository-based life-cycle tool becomes evident at maintenance time. Existing customers of the VisualAge Pacbase repository report productivity gains of 70-80% when maintaining applications.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

Today's market offers a variety of offerings for application development. VisualAge Pacbase stands apart because it provides a complete global environment with key features:

  • An enterprise-scale proven multiuser, multiproject repository
  • Continuity between the life-cycle stages of development
  • Support for a variety of methodologies
  • Support for all types of client/server and e-business applications, as well as batch transaction and reporting and online applications
  • Support for an impressive number of heterogeneous platforms and databases

Statement of Direction

IBM intends to provide a publishing facility to take advantage of XML technology.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

SmoothStart or Installation Services is not provided for VisualAge Pacbase Version 3.0.

Trademarks

 
IMS, MVS, SQL/DS, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
VisualAge, CICS, OS/390, AIX, MQSeries, DB2, OS/400, and OS/2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows, Windows NT, and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
DYNIX is a registered trademark of Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

For descriptions of all classroom courses, schedules, and enrollments, call 800-722-1886.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

The following shows the minimum hardware requirements for VisualAge® Pacbase, depending on server and workstation environments.

Architecture: The VisualAge Pacbase architecture requires the following components:

  • Server located on the following platforms:
    • IBM MVS™ or OS/390® CICS®
    • IBM MVS or OS/390 IMS™
    • IBM VSE/CICS
    • Bull GCOS7 or GCOS8
    • Unisys 2200 series
    • UNIX® (AIX®, Compaq TRU64 UNIX, HP-UX, or Sun Solaris)
    • Linux
    • Windows NT™
    • Windows™ 2000
  • Developer Workbench running Windows

VisualAge Pacbase MVS or OS/390 CICS Server

  • Processor

    Any System/390® processor that supports CICS/ESA® Version 4.1, or CICS Transaction Server Release 1.

    Note: The processor must also have enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the host operating system, software prerequisites, and the application programs.

  • Disk space

    The disk space required to run VisualAge Pacbase is based on the following information:

    System: 90 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs on the server machine (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).

    VisualAge Pacbase repository size: This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.

    VisualAge Pacbase management: Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.

  • Installation drive

    3480 cartridge drive or 4-mm DAT drive (required for installation and maintenance)

VisualAge Pacbase MVS or OS/390 IMS Server

  • Processor

    Any System/390 processor that supports IMS/ESA® Version 6, or later.

    Note: The processor must also have enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the host operating system, software prerequisites, and the application programs.

  • Disk space

    The disk space required to run VisualAge Pacbase is based on the following information:

    System : 140 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs on the server machine (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).

    VisualAge Pacbase repository size : This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.

    VisualAge Pacbase management : Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.

  • Installation drive

    3480 cartridge drive or 4-mm DAT drive (required for installation and maintenance)

VisualAge Pacbase VSE/CICS Server

  • Processor

    Any System/390 processor that supports CICS/VSE® Version 2.1, or later, or CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA™ Version 1.1, or later.

    Note: The processor must also have enough storage to meet the combined requirements of the host operating system, software prerequisites, and the application programs.

  • Disk space

    The disk space required to run VisualAge Pacbase is based on the following information:

    System : 90 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs on the server machine (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).

    VisualAge Pacbase repository size : This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.

    VisualAge Pacbase management : Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.

  • Installation drive

    3480 cartridge drive (required for installation and maintenance)

VisualAge Pacbase GCOS7 Server

  • Machine

    Any Bull system that supports GCOS7 Version 7, or later

    Note: The machine must also have enough processor storage to meet the combined requirements of the host operating system, software prerequisites, and the application programs.

  • Disk space

    The disk space required to run VisualAge Pacbase is based on the following information:

    System : 90 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs on the server machine (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).

    VisualAge Pacbase repository size : This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.

    VisualAge Pacbase management : Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.

  • Installation drive

    3480 cartridge CT®/M5 drive or CT/M6 drive (required for installation and maintenance)

VisualAge Pacbase GCOS8 Server

  • Machine

    Any Bull system that supports GCOS8 SR4000, or later

    Note: The machine must also have enough processor storage to meet the combined requirements of the host operating system, software prerequisites, and the application programs.

  • Disk space

    The disk space required to run VisualAge Pacbase is based on the following information:

    System : 200,000 links required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs on the server machine (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).

    VisualAge Pacbase repository size : This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.

    VisualAge Pacbase management : Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.

  • Installation drive

    3480 cartridge drive (required for installation and maintenance)

VisualAge Pacbase 2200 series Server

  • Machine

    Any Unisys 2200 series system that supports OS-Exec 1100

    Note: The machine must also have enough processor storage to meet the combined requirements of the host operating system, software prerequisites, and the application programs.

  • Disk space

    The disk space required to run VisualAge Pacbase is based on the following information:

    System : 30,000 tracks required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs on the server machine (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).

    VisualAge Pacbase repository size : This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.

    VisualAge Pacbase management : Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.

  • Installation drive

    3480 cartridge drive (required for installation and maintenance)

VisualAge Pacbase AIX Server

  • Machine

    RS/6000®, Bull Escala

  • Memory

    For the first 20 users, 48 MB of total memory (RAM) is required. An additional 24 MB is required for each set of 20 additional users.

  • Disk space

    The disk space required to run VisualAge Pacbase is based on the following information:

    Installation: 250 MB to ensure correct installation of VisualAge Pacbase.

    System: 140 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).

    VisualAge Pacbase repository size: This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.

    VisualAge Pacbase management : Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.

  • Installation drive

    CD-ROM drive

VisualAge Pacbase TRU64 UNIX Server

  • Machine

    Compaq TRU64

  • Memory

    For the first 20 users, 48 MB of total memory (RAM) is required. An additional 24 MB of memory is required for each set of 20 additional users.

  • Disk space

    The disk space required to run VisualAge Pacbase is based on the following information:

    Installation : 250 MB to ensure correct installation of VisualAge Pacbase.

    System : 140 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).

    VisualAge Pacbase repository size : This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.

    VisualAge Pacbase management : Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.

  • Installation drive

    CD-ROM drive

VisualAge Pacbase HP-UX Server

  • Machine

    HP 9000 Series 800

  • Memory

    For the first 20 users, 48 MB of total memory (RAM) is required. An additional 24 MB of memory is required for each set of 20 additional users.

  • Disk space

    The disk space required to run VisualAge Pacbase is based on the following information:

    Installation : 250 MB to ensure correct installation of VisualAge Pacbase.

    System : 140 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).

    VisualAge Pacbase repository size : This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.

    VisualAge Pacbase management : Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.

  • Installation drive

    CD-ROM drive

VisualAge Pacbase Sun Solaris Server

  • Machine

    Sun UNIX machine

  • Memory

    For the first 20 users, 48 MB of total memory (RAM) is required. An additional 24 MB of memory is required for each set of 20 additional users.

  • Disk space

    The disk space required to run VisualAge Pacbase is based on the following information:

    Installation : 250 MB to ensure correct installation of VisualAge Pacbase.

    System : 140 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).

    VisualAge Pacbase repository size : This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.

    VisualAge Pacbase management : Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.

  • Installation drive

    CD-ROM drive

VisualAge Pacbase Linux Server

  • Machine

    PC capable of supporting Linux/UNIX/RedHat 6.0, or compatible

  • Memory

    For the first 20 users, 48 MB of total memory (RAM) is required. An additional 24 MB of memory is required for each set of 20 additional users.

  • Disk space

    The disk space required to run VisualAge Pacbase is based on the following information:

    Installation : 250 MB to ensure correct installation of VisualAge Pacbase.

    System : 140 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).

    VisualAge Pacbase repository size : This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.

    VisualAge Pacbase management : Five times the size of the repository should be allocated for management.

  • Installation drive

    CD-ROM drive

VisualAge Pacbase Windows NT or Windows 2000 Server

  • Processor

    PC capable of supporting Windows NT Server 4.0, or later, or Windows 2000

  • Memory

    For the first 20 users, 48 MB of total memory (RAM) is required. An additional 24 MB of memory is required for each set of 20 additional users.

  • Disk space

    The disk space required to run VisualAge Pacbase is based on the following information:

    System : 70 MB required for the VisualAge Pacbase programs on the server machine (not including the VisualAge Pacbase repository).

    VisualAge Pacbase repository size : This size depends on the amount of data. For example, 100,000 VisualAge Pacbase records correspond to 45 MB.

    VisualAge Pacbase management : Five times the size of the repository should be available for management.

  • Installation drive

    CD-ROM drive

VisualAge Pacbase Developer Workbench

  • Processor: Intel Pentium™ III 450 MHz, or compatible
  • Pointing device: Mouse
  • Monitor: VGA graphic monitor
  • Memory: 128 MB of extended memory (RAM)
  • Disk space: 100 MB of initial disk space for iWorkbench only
  • Network adapter
  • CD-ROM

Software Requirements

The following shows the minimum software requirements for VisualAge Pacbase, depending on server and workstation environments.

Architecture: The VisualAge Pacbase architecture requires the following components:

  • Server located on the following platforms:
    • IBM MVS or OS/390 CICS
    • IBM MVS or OS/390 IMS
    • IBM VSE/CICS
    • Bull GCOS7 or GCOS8
    • Unisys 2200 series
    • UNIX (AIX, Compaq TRU64 UNIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris)
    • Linux
    • Windows NT
    • Windows 2000
  • Developer Workbench running Windows

VisualAge Pacbase MVS or OS/390 CICS Server

  • System: CICS/ESA Version 4.1 (5655-018), or later, or CICS Transaction Server Release 1 (5648-054), or later
  • COBOL Products: COBOL for OS/390 and VM, Version 2.1.1 (5648-A25), or later, required for running generated COBOL applications

VisualAge Pacbase MVS or OS/390 IMS Server

  • System: IMS/ESA Version 6 (5648-A25), or later
  • COBOL Products: COBOL for OS/390 and VM, Version 2.1.1, or later, required for running generated COBOL applications

VisualAge Pacbase VSE/CICS Server

  • System: Only CICS/VSE Version 2.3 (in VSE/ESA 1.4, or later, is supported or CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Version 1.1 is in VSE/ESA 2.4, or later
  • COBOL Products: COBOL for VSE, Version 1.1 (5686-068), or later, required for running generated COBOL applications

VisualAge Pacbase GCOS7 Server

  • System: GCOS7 Version 7, or later; TDS TP monitor
  • COBOL Products: COBOL 74 or COBOL 85 compilers required for compiling and running generated COBOL applications

VisualAge Pacbase GCOS8 Server

  • System: GCOS8 Version SR4000, or later; TDS TP8 monitor
  • COBOL Products: Runtimes COBOL 85

    COBOL 74 or COBOL 85 compilers required for compiling and running generated COBOL applications

VisualAge Pacbase 2200 Series Server

  • System: OS-Exec 1100; HVTIP TP monitor
  • COBOL Products: COBOL 74 or COBOL 85 compilers required for compiling and running generated COBOL applications

VisualAge Pacbase AIX Server

  • Operating system: Version 4.1 (5765-393), or later
  • Communications software
    • TCP/IP (interface socket and NFS service)
    • Other network software adapted to the hardware configuration

  • Micro Focus COBOL run-time

    Standard: Version 4.1, or later

    For other run-time versions: Base Applications Development Tool Kit

VisualAge Pacbase TRU64 UNIX Server

  • Operating system: Compaq TRU64 UNIX 4.0, or later
  • Communication software
    • TCP/IP (interface socket and NFS service)
    • Other network software adapted to the hardware configuration

  • Micro Focus COBOL run-time

    Version 4.1

VisualAge Pacbase HP-UX Server

  • Operating system: HP-UX 10.20, or later
  • Communications software
    • TCP/IP (interface socket and NFS service)
    • Other network software adapted to the hardware configuration

  • Micro Focus HP-UX COBOL run-time: Version 11.30, or later

VisualAge Pacbase Solaris Server

  • Operating system: Solaris 2.5, or later
  • Communications software
    • TCP/IP (interface socket and NFS service)
    • Other network software adapted to the hardware configuration

  • Micro Focus COBOL run-time

    Version 4.1

VisualAge Pacbase Linux Server

  • Operating system: RedHat Version 6.0, or compatible
  • Communications software
    • TCP/IP (interface socket and NFS service)
    • Other network software adapted to the hardware configuration

  • Micro Focus COBOL run-time

    Version 4.1

VisualAge Pacbase Windows NT or Windows 2000 Server

  • Operating system: Windows NT Server 4.5, or later, or Windows 2000

    Microsoft™ Windows Script Host Version 5.1, or later; Microsoft Windows Installer

  • Communication software

    TCP/IP

  • Micro Focus COBOL run-time

    Micro Focus application Server

VisualAge Pacbase Developer Workbench

  • Operating system

    Windows 32 bits (Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3)

    A browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) is required for the online help.

Generated Applications

VisualAge Pacbase generates applications that can run on various target environments. Compilers, appropriate to these environments, are required to execute the applications.

Compatibility: VisualAge Pacbase Version 3.0 is upwardly compatible with VisualAge Pacbase Version 2.5.

Planning Information

Packaging: The VisualAge Pacbase package contains the following elements:

  • Licensed Program Specifications
  • Distribution Medium corresponding to the VisualAge Pacbase server development environment and additional modules purchased
  • Corresponding installation manual (paper)
  • VisualAge Pacbase documentation CD-ROM

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the hardware and software in use. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Customer Financing

IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

Ordering Information

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Shipment will not occur before availability date.

New users of VisualAge Pacbase Version 3.0 should specify:

Type:     Model:
 
5655      F37

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number 5655-F37 and feature number 9001 for asset registration. When VisualAge Pacbase Version 3.0 is available, VisualAge Pacbase Version 2.5 will no longer be available.

Repository: The repository is a prerequisite for the VisualAge Pacbase offering. It is priced per development site and per server development platform. Specify the following feature:

  • PLC: 0051
  • ALC: 0052

Analysis and Design Facility

Pacdesign: Pacdesign is dedicated to analysis and design. It is priced on an usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply feature corresponding to the methodology support needed.

  • PLC: 0035
  • ALC: 0036

                                   Logical
Methodology                        Supply
Support                            Feature
 
Standard                           6271
IFW                                6380

Pacdesign Standard includes Merise, YSM, SSADM, and OMT methodology support.

Rational Rose Interface: This interface provides a bridge between VisualAge Pacbase and the Rational Rose environment. It is priced on an usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6246.

  • PLC: 0047
  • ALC: 0048

Build Facility

Developer Workbench: This component provides the environment (workstation and tools) for building applications. It is priced on an usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6399.

  • PLC: 0017
  • ALC: 0018

e-business Build Facility

OS e-business Target: OS e-business targets enable the selection of the target OS environments for client/server and e-business applications. Each OS e-business Target is priced on an usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply features corresponding to the target environments needed.

  • PLC: 0025
  • ALC: 0026

                                                  Logical
                                                  Supply
OS e-business Target                              Feature
 
Bull Escala AIX                                   6253
Bull GCOS7                                        6255
Bull GCOS8                                        6296
Compaq AlphaOpen VMS                              6381
Compaq NonStop Himalaya                           6378
Compaq NonStop Integrity                          6386
Compaq TRU64 UNIX                                 6392
Compaq VAX VMS                                    6388
HP-UX                                             6379
IBM AIX                                           6394
IBM MVS                                           6387
IBM NUMA-Q(R) DYNIX(R)                            6382
IBM OS/400(R)                                     6389
IBM VSE                                           6383
Linux                                             6393
Sun Solaris                                       6384
Unisys 2200 Series                                6390
Unisys A Series                                   6377
Windows NT                                        6385
Windows 2000                                      6391

Database e-business Target: Database e-business targets enable the selection of the target databases for client/server and e-business applications. Each Database e-business Target is priced on an usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply features corresponding to the target databases needed.

  • PLC: 0059
  • ALC: 0060

                                                  Logical
Database                                          Supply
e-business Target                                 Feature
 
Adabas                                            6440
Allbase-SQL                                       6439
DB2(R)                                            6433
DL/1                                              6436
DMS II                                            6435
IDMS                                              6445
IDS2                                              6441
Interel/RFM                                       6432
NonStop-SQL                                       6443
Oracle                                            6437
RDMS                                              6444
SQL/DS(TM)                                        6434
SQL/Server                                        6438
Sybase                                            6442

TP Monitor e-business Target: TP Monitor e-business targets enable the selection of the target TP Monitors for client/server, and e-business applications. Each TP Monitor e-business Target is priced on an usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply features corresponding to the target TP Monitors needed.

  • PLC: 0061
  • ALC: 0062

                                                  Logical
TP Monitor                                        Supply
e-business Target                                 Feature
 
CICS                                              6457
DM6-TP                                            6454
DMIV-TP                                           6453
DTF/DFC                                           6458
HVTIP MCB                                         6450
IMS                                               6449
MCP/COMS                                          6451
Native                                            6460
Pathway                                           6455
TDS                                               6463
TIP DPS                                           6459
TP8                                               6461
TPMS                                              6452
XL                                                6462

Middleware Target: Middleware targets enable the selection of the target middleware for client/server and e-business applications. Each middleware Target is priced on an usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply features corresponding to the target middleware needed.

  • PLC: 0021
  • ALC: 0022

                                                  Logical
Middleware                                        Supply
Target                                            Feature
 
COMS                                              6401
CPI-C                                             6364
ECI                                               6366
EXCI                                              6373
MQSeries(R)                                       6368
OSS NonStop Tuxedo                                6370
OSS TCP-IP                                        6372
TCIS                                              6365
TCP-IP                                            6367
Tuxedo                                            6371

Client Target: Client target enables the selection of the target client language for client/server and e-business applications. Client Target is priced on a usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply feature corresponding to the target client language needed.

  • PLC: 0001
  • ALC: 0002

                                                  Logical
Client                                            Supply
Target                                            Feature
 
COM/DCOM                                          6334
Java(TM)                                          6354

Traditional Build Facility

OS Batch Target: OS Batch targets enable the selection of the target OS environments for traditional batch and online applications. Each OS Batch Target is priced on an usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply features corresponding to the target environments needed.

  • PLC: 0023
  • ALC: 0024

                                                  Logical
OS Batch                                          Supply
Target                                            Feature
 
Bull Escala AIX                                   6257
Bull GCOS6                                        6286
Bull GCOS7                                        6267
Bull GCOS8                                        6248
Compaq AlphaOpen VMS                              6369
Compaq NonStop Himalaya                           6289
Compaq NonStop Integrity                          6293
Compaq TRU64 UNIX                                 6263
Compaq VAX VMS                                    6278
HP-UX                                             6281
HP-MPE                                            6425
IBM AIX                                           6274
IBM MVS                                           6426
IBM Numa-Q Dynix                                  6284
IBM OS/400                                        6261
IBM OS/2(R)                                       6272
IBM VSE                                           6269
ICL VME                                           6276
Linux                                             6265
Sun Solaris                                       6259
Unisys 2200 Series                                6247
Unisys A Series                                   6251
 
Windows 2000                                      6298
Windows NT                                        6288

Database Batch Target: Database Batch targets enable the selection of the target databases for traditional batch and online applications. Each database batch Target is priced on an usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply features corresponding to the target databases needed.

  • PLC: 0005
  • ALC: 0006

Database                                          Logical
Batch                                             Supply
Target                                            Feature
 
Adabas                                            6238
Allbase-SQL                                       6237
AS400 Physical File                               6363
Clio/Socrate                                      6359
DB2                                               6362
DDL Tandem                                        6361
DL/1                                              6360
DMIV-TP                                           6420
DMS                                               6424
DMS II                                            6421
IDMS                                              6422
IDS2                                              6423
Informix                                          6321
Ingres                                            6245
Interel/RFM                                       6324
NonStop-SQL                                       6320
Oracle                                            6323
RDMS                                              6327
SQL/DS                                            6322
SQL/Server                                        6326
Sybase                                            6325
Turbo-Image                                       6419

TP Monitor Target: TP Monitor targets enable the selection of the target TP Monitors for online applications. Each TP Monitor Target is priced on an usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply features corresponding to the target TP Monitors needed.

  • PLC: 0057
  • ALC: 0058

 
                                                  Logical
TP Monitor                                        Supply
Target                                            Feature
 
CICS                                              6338
DM6-TP                                            6350
DMIV-TP                                           6357
DTF/DFC                                           6356
HVTIP MCB                                         6340
IMS                                               6330
MCP/COMS                                          6336
Native                                            6342
Pathway                                           6331
TDS                                               6348
TIP DPS                                           6332
TP8                                               6343
TPMS                                              6358
XL                                                6344

Additional Modules

These modules are all priced per development site. Specify the pricing features and the logical supply features corresponding to the selected modules.

Pacbase Web Connection

  • PLC: 0033
  • ALC: 0034

                                                  Logical
                                                  Supply
Middleware                                        Feature
 
CPI-C                                             6275
ECI                                               6279
MQSeries                                          6277
OSS TCP-IP                                        6268
TCIS                                              6273
TCP-IP                                            6283

Pactables

  • PLC: 0039
  • ALC: 0040

Target
Environment                                       Logical
Distribution                                      Supply
Medium                                            Feature
 
Bull Escala AIX                                   6260
Bull GCOS7 -- Cartridge                           6264
Bull GCOS7 -- CTM6                                6266
Bull GCOS8                                        6282
Compaq NonStop Integrity                          6262
Compaq TRU64 UNIX                                 6285
HP-UX                                             6318
IBM AIX                                           6295
IBM MVS/CICS -- Cartridge                         6287
IBM MVS/CICS -- DAT                               6316
IBM MVS/IMS -- Cartridge                          6297
IBM MVS/IMS -- DAT                                6308
IBM VSE/CICS                                      6307
Linux                                             6292
Sun Solaris                                       6319
Windows 2000                                      6294
Windows NT                                        6317

DSMS

  • PLC: 0007
  • ALC: 0008

Target
Environment                                       Logical
Distribution                                      Supply
Medium                                            Feature
 
Bull Escala AIX                                   6418
Bull GCOS7 -- Cartridge                           6416
Bull GCOS7 -- CTM6                                6413
Bull GCOS8                                        6417
Compaq NonStop Integrity                          6415
Compaq TRU64 UNIX                                 6412
HP-UX                                             6414
IBM AIX                                           6410
IBM MVS/CICS -- Cartridge                         6411
IBM MVS/CICS -- DAT                               6406
IBM MVS/IMS -- Cartridge                          6407
IBM MVS/IMS -- DAT                                6409
Linux                                             6403
Sun Solaris                                       6404
Windows 2000                                      6405
Windows NT                                        6402

Configuration Management

SCM Tools Interface: This interface is a prerequisite for ClearCase or Endeavor interface. Specify the pricing feature and the Logical Supply Feature 6254.

  • PLC: 0043
  • ALC: 0044

Additional Configuration Management Interface

  • PLC: 0003
  • ALC: 0004

                                                  Logical
                                                  Supply
Interface                                         Feature
 
ClearCase                                         6239
Endeavor                                          6408

Security Interface

  • PLC: 0053
  • ALC: 0054

                                                  Logical
                                                  Supply
Interface                                         Feature
 
RACF(R)                                           6315
Top Secret                                        6353

Other Modules

                                                       Logical
                                                       Supply
Modules                            PLC/ALC             Feature
 
DSMS Access Facility               0009/0010           6395
DSMS Update Facility               0011/0012           6400
Extensibility                      0013/0014           6397
In-Depth Extractor                 0015/0016           6398
Journal Statistics                 0019/0020           6396
Pacbase Access Facility            0027/0028           6375
Pacbase Update Facility            0031/0032           6376
PacImpact                          0037/0038           6256
PacTransfer                        0041/0042           6252
Pacbase Quality Control            0029/0030           6374
Quality Control                    0045/0046           6249
  Extensibility
Rename and Move Entity             0049/0050           6258
Sub-Network Comparison             0055/0056           6328

Existing Customers

Text User Interface Terminal: This interface is ONLY dedicated to customers of VisualAge Pacbase Version 2.5 or prior release or version. It allows the access to the repository through a Text User Interface. It is priced on an usage level, based on the number of seats needed. Specify the pricing feature and the appropriate number of seats. In addition, specify the logical supply feature 6456.

  • PLC: 0063
  • ALC: 0064

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, you have to select the distribution medium corresponding to the VisualAge Pacbase server development environment needed. The various VisualAge Pacbase components will be shipped depending on this medium.

Development                        Feature             Distribution
Environment                        Number              Medium
 
IBM MVS/CICS Server                6345                3480 Cartridge
IBM MVS/CICS Server                6351                DAT 4 mm
IBM MVS/IMS Server                 6346                3480 Cartridge
IBM MVS/IMS Server                 6347                DAT 4 mm
IBM VSE/CICS Server                6352                3480 Cartridge
IBM AIX Server                     6339                CD-ROM
Bull GCOS7 Server                  6291                3480 Cartridge
Bull GCOS7 Server                  6310                CT/M6
Bull GCOS8 Server                  6300                3480 Cartridge
Bull Escala AIX Server             6299                CD-ROM
Compaq TRU64 UNIX                  6309                CD-ROM
  Server
HP-UX Server                       6349                CD-ROM
Linux                              6333                CD-ROM
Sun Solaris Server                 6337                CD-ROM
Unisys 2200 series                 6355                3480 Cartridge
  Server
Windows NT Server                  6341                CD-ROM
Windows 2000 Server                6335                CD-ROM

Customization Options: None. Vendor distributed product (IBM Paris Laboratory).

Unlicensed Documentation: One copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material according to ordering feature configuration:

  • Installation manual (paper) of the distribution medium corresponding to the VisualAge Pacbase environment and additional modules purchased
  • VisualAge Pacbase Documentation CD-ROM

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The VisualAge Pacbase documents are offered in softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included. The manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on CD-ROM.

These displayable manuals can be used with the Adobe Acrobat Reader licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM Customer Agreement (ICA)

Variable Charges Apply: No

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Applies: No

Installation License or Location License Applies: No

Usage Restriction Applies: Yes

Usage is authorized up to the number of seats acquired. Usage beyond that level will require ordering the appropriate number of additional seats needed. Additional licenses or features, as appropriate, must be obtained to exceed usage limits.

Educational Allowance: Yes, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Volume Discount: Not applicable.

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: All
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  • Object Code Only (OCO): None

Testing Period: None

Satisfaction Guarantee: Two months for basic licenses

Starts 10 days after IBM ships, or on the day a non-DSLO additional licence authorized

Program Services

  • Support Center applies: Yes

    IBM Paris Lab. Support Center

  • Available until discontinued: 6-months written notice

  • APAR Mailing Address:
      VisualAge Pacbase Support Center
      69, rue de la Vecquerie
      44600 — Saint Nazaire —
      France

Support Line: No

Prices

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Order Now

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You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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