Many products in the IBM® Rational® portfolio* will evolve to support the IBM Rational Jazz® technology platform over time. This evolution is designed to bring new capabilities to the Rational products, while protecting and preserving existing investments of Rational customers.
Our Ready for IBM Rational partners are also developing additional integrated capabilities for Jazz.
What’s the best way to get Jazz
There are two pathways to realizing the benefits of the Jazz platform: an evolutionary path optimized for the majority of Rational customers and a revolutionary path optimized for small and medium distributed teams.
Over time, these two pathways will converge, resulting in a unified next-generation platform for collaborative software delivery.
Existing customers are already on the evolutionary path
If you are a current Rational customer, you may already be on the path to gain the benefits of the Jazz platform. Today, many Rational products can gain the benefits of the Jazz platform through product integrations that enable rich participation in Jazz-managed processes.
Over time, Rational products that evolve into native Jazz-based implementations will further broaden and deepen their collaborative ALM (application lifecycle management) capabilities.
A wide range of interoperability options will be available, allowing your organization to adopt Jazz technology at the timing and pace that makes sense for you. Interoperability with IBM Rational ClearCase®, IBM Rational ClearQuest®, IBM Rational Build Forge®, and third-party products is designed to make the transition to the Jazz platform a productive and positive experience.
For the majority of Rational customers, the best way to reap the benefits of Jazz is to continue to invest in the Rational portfolio.
Get started right away with Jazz products
Teams of any size can get started right away with easy-to-use, team-based products built from the ground-up or significantly refactored with Jazz technology.
How can I find out more?
If you are a current or prospective Rational customer, the Jazz technology platform can be your platform through our open, collaborative software development approach.
We want you to see what we are doing and how your platform is progressing. We also want to know how we can better meet your needs. That’s why the Jazz development team is embarking on an open commercial development project that invites community participation.
You can join the community, download the latest software builds, and contribute your ideas at jazz.net.
For more information on specific Rational products plans, please contact your Rational account representative.
* The following is being provided for informational purposes only, and is based on IBM's current product plans and strategy, which are subject to change by IBM without notice. IBM shall not be responsible for any damages arising out of the use of, or otherwise related to, this information. IBM is providing this information "as is." No warranties or representations from IBM are intended.