IBM Rational offers enterprise design and construction support for COBOL: IBM Rational COBOL Generation Extension for zSeries and IBM Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-109
May 9, 2006

 

 ENUS206-109.PDF (44KB)

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TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information  
 
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At a glance

IBM Rational broadens the applicability of its design and construction tools to include millions of business-oriented procedural developers who build applications for zSeries — a traditional IBM market segment. Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) COBOL Gen provides the continued ability to reap the benefits of the highly scalable and available zSeries platform by allowing developers, who are accustomed to procedural programming languages, to quickly write full-function applications. These applications exploit the power of Java and COBOL without having to focus on the underlying Java and COBOL technology, infrastructure, or platform plumbing.
 
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Overview

IBM Rational® COBOL Generation Extension for zSeries® is an optional extension (plug-in) to IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere® and IBM Rational Software Architect. These solutions allow Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) developers to generate COBOL, instead of Java™, as their run-time artifact of choice. IBM Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries is the run-time environment that supports applications created with EGL in conjunction with the IBM Rational COBOL Generation Extension for zSeries. These products broaden EGL's appeal to the millions of business-oriented procedural developers who build applications for zSeries — a traditional IBM market segment. IBM Rational EGL COBOL Gen continues to reap the benefits of the highly scalable, 24x7 availability of the zSeries platform by allowing procedural business developers to quickly write full-function applications. This is achieved while focusing on the business aspect and logic and not the underlying technology, infrastructure, or platform plumbing.

IBM customers have heavy investments in zSeries solutions that run their core business. In many cases, employees with language skills in these established platforms are retiring and college-hires don't know the languages. With EGL, IBM has the unique ability to support these customers by enabling them to enhance and maintain their business applications without growing COBOL skills. It allows continued utilization of the zSeries platform with solutions that run in a native platform language like COBOL. However, it also allows these IT shops to standardize on a modern, highly productive, yet still familiar, programming language like EGL.

For more information about IBM Rational Application Developer and IBM Rational Software Architect, refer to Software Announcement 204-269 , dated November 2, 2004.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • May 9, 2006: Electronic software delivery
  • May 12, 2006: Media and documentation

 
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Description

IBM Rational Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) is a modern programming language that allows business-oriented developers to apply a procedural style of programming while exploiting the power of underlying object-oriented technology.

With a broad range of visual development and easy-to-learn (and use) testing and deployment tools, IBM Rational EGL is a perfect fit for software developers who are new to Java, but have procedural programming skills and valuable business domain expertise.

EGL empowers this broader class of developers with several key values:

  • Provides the ability to build Java/J2EE-based applications without a deep knowledge of the underlying technology
  • Delivers applications based on industry standards, which interoperate with existing systems
  • Develops service-oriented applications without extensive knowledge of SOA
  • Reduces training costs while leveraging existing business developer skill sets
  • Achieves the highest level of productivity, leveraging the latest platforms
  • Reduces application errors through automation
  • Automates deployment to all IBM platforms

EGL provides the following benefits:

  • Leverage existing skills — Ability to leverage your business-oriented developer's wealth of business domain expertise for Java/J2EE development, which up until now, has not reached its full potential due to legacy environments
  • Application flexibility — First-class support for Web Services and SOA, J2EE Web applications, character-based and text-based "green-screen" applications, and batch/reporting applications
  • Data source independence — Access a broad range of data sources including SQL DBMS via open database connectivity/JDBCTM technology, message queuing data (MQSeries®), sequential and VSAM files, and hierarchical data structures (IMS™/DLI)
  • Governance control — Code Generation enforcement of standards and best practices for the most appropriate targeted run-time platform, either Java or COBOL
  • Platform neutrality — Cross-platform application deployment/implementation, including IBM eServer zSeries and iSeries™
  • Fully integrated with IBM Rational Software Development Platform

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Ratl COBOL Generation Extension for zSeries is capable as of May 12, 2006, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via IBM's Web site at

Trademarks

 
IMS and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, Rational, zSeries, WebSphere, and MQSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

News of many publications may be subscribed to via Mysupport.


 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Disk space requirements:

  • To install Rational® COBOL Generation Extension for zSeries®, you will require 45 MB of disk space. Note that this is in addition to the disk space required to install Rational Application Developer or Rational Software Architect.
  • You will also require additional disk space if you download the electronic image to install IBM Rational COBOL Generation Extension for zSeries.
  • For Windows™: If your file system is FAT32 instead of NTFS, more space will be required. You will also require 100 MB in the TEMP directory.
  • For Linux™: You will require 100 MB in the /tmp directory.

Software requirements

Before you install this product, you must install one of the following software items:

  • IBM Rational Application Developer Version 6.0.1, or later, including the Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) feature.
  • IBM Rational Software Architect Version 6.0.1, or later, including the EGL feature.

Planning information

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging

  • CD Rational COBOL Generation Extension for zSeries Windows
  • CD Rational COBOL Generation Extension for zSeries Linux
  • Quick Start Guide

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed                        Product         Product
function title                  group           category
 
 
IBM Rational COBOL Generation   Design and      Design and
Extension for zSeries            Construction    Construction
 
Program name                    PID             Charge unit
name                            number          description
 
IBM Rational COBOL Generation   5724-N92        Floating User(s)
 Extension for zSeries
IBM Rational COBOL Generation   5724-N92        Authorized
 Extension for zSeries                           User(s)

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized user: An authorized user (user) is one and only one individual, machine, program, or device with a specific identity (ID) within or outside your enterprise.

A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) is evidence of your authorization to use a program and is required for each user accessing the program or any component, application, feature, function, and/or capability thereof, either directly or indirectly, through any means on behalf of the user in any manner.

The program may be installed on one or more computers, and accessed by multiple users provided that a user authorization has been obtained for each individual user.

  1. Users have unique specific identity and IDs cannot be shared.
  2. An ID may establish one or more connections and count as a single user.
  3. An ID may only be reassigned for the long-term replacement of personnel, machine, program, or device.

Floating user: You may utilize the program, including installation of the program on multiple servers, provided that use of the program occurs via a license server, and the total number of concurrent users does not exceed the total number of floating user licenses obtained for the program.

Passport Advantage program licenses

Part                                   Part
description                            number
 
IBM Rational COBOL Generation
 Extension for zSeries
Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSeries             D57PKLL
 Authorized User(s) Initial
 Fixed Term 12 Months
Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSeries             D57PLLL
 Authorized User(s) License
 and SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSeries             E02G6LL
 Authorized User(s) SW
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSeries             D57Q6LL
 Authorized User(s) SW
 Maintenance Reinstatement
Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSeries             E02G5LL
 Authorized User(s) Subsequent
 Fixed Term 12 Mo
Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSeries             D57QBLL
 Floating User(s) License
 and SW Maintenance 12 Mo
Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSeries             D57QLLL
 Floating User(s) SW Maint
 Reinstatement 12 Mo
Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSeries             E02G7LL
 Floating User(s) SW Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSrs AuthUsr        D57QALL
 fr CSP/370AD Trdup Lic+SW Maint
 12 Mo
Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSrs AuthUsr        D57Q7LL
 fr VA Gen DevUsr Trdup Lic+SW
 Maint 12 Mo
Ratl COBOL GenExt FltUsr fr            D583NLL
 COBOL GenExt AuthUsr Trdup
 Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/                                         Part
description                                           number
 
Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSeries V6.0.1
Media Pack Multilingual (English International,       BT02YML
 French, Korean, Chinese — Simplified, Spanish,
 Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese, Chinese
 — Traditional, Italian) Windows 2000, SUSE
 Linux, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Red Hat
 Linux CD ROM Digital Disk — ISO 9660 Standard
 V6.0.1

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSeries V6.0.1

Entitled maintenance      Media packs                   Part
offerings description     description                   number
 
Rational COBOL Generatn   Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSeries    BT02YML
 Extension for zSeries     Multilingual (English
 Authorized User           International, French,
                           Korean, Chinese —
                           Simplified, Spanish,
                           Portuguese-Brazilian,
                           German, Japanese, Chinese
                           — Traditional, Italian)
                           Windows 2000, SUSE Linux,
                           Windows XP, Windows Server
                           2003, Red Hat Linux CD ROM
                           Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                           Standard
Rational COBOL Generatn   Ratl COBOL Gen Ext zSeries    BT02YML
 Extension for zSeries     Multilingual (English
 Floating User             International, French,
                           Korean, Chinese —
                           Simplified, Spanish,
                           Portuguese-Brazilian,
                           German, Japanese, Chinese
                           — Traditional, Italian)
                           Windows 2000, SUSE Linux,
                           Windows XP, Windows Server
                           2003, Red Hat Linux CD ROM
                           Digital Disk — ISO 9660
                           Standard

 
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Terms and conditions

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License information form number

Program                   Program     Form
name                      number      number
 
Ratl COBOL Generation     5724-N92    L-MRIE-6MBM3
 Extension for zSeries

On or near the planned availability date, the LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. Customers will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund.

For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: Yes

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Software Maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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Prices

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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner pricing information. An ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, Rational, zSeries, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
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