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Featured Rational announcement letters
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IBM XL C/C++ for Blue Gene/Q, V12.1 provides advanced optimization and performance-tuning features gained from years of optimization experience at IBM.

Last updated: 15 June 2012

This announcement letter describes IBM XL C/C++ for Blue Gene/Q, V12.1 PRPQ.

IBM XL C/C++ for Blue Gene/Q, V12.1 provides advanced optimization and performance-tuning features gained from years of optimization experience at IBM.

Last updated: 15 June 2012

This announcement letter describes IBM XL C/C++ for Blue Gene/Q, V12.1 PRPQ.

IBM XL Fortran for Blue Gene/Q, V14.1 provides advanced optimization and performance-tuning features gained from years of optimization experience at IBM.

Last updated: 15 June 2012

This announcement letter describes IBM XL Fortran for Blue Gene/Q, V14.1 PRPQ.

Featured Rational books
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Being Agile: Eleven Breakthrough Techniques to Keep You from "Waterfalling Backward"

Last updated: 11 Oct 2013

In Being Agile, Leslie Ekas and Scott Will present eleven powerful techniques for rapidly gaining substantial value from agile, making agile methods stick, and launching a “virtuous circle” of continuous improvement.

Disciplined Agile Delivery

Last updated: 21 May 2012

Ambler and Lines show how to extend Scrum with supplementary agile and lean strategies from Agile Modeling (AM), Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban, Unified Process (UP), and other proven methods to provide a hybrid approach that is adaptable to your organization’s unique needs.

Work Item Management with IBM ClearQuest and the Jazz Platform: A Customization Guide

Last updated: 12 May 2011

The authors tightly link theory with proven best practices, offering implementation guidance, detailed examples, and complete schemas. They present innovative solutions, introduce advanced customization techniques, and walk step-by-step through every phase of workflow development, from requirements through maintenance.

Featured Rational briefs
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Improve quality and increase your business agility with automated testing. Test automation solutions for financial services organizations

Last updated: 31 Aug 2012

IBM Rational test automation solutions can help you overcome the challenges of testing banking, insurance and financial market applications. Learn how these test automation solutions can address the complex testing needs of financial services organizations with coverage reports and virtualized environments.

Accelerate your financial services compliance initiatives

Last updated: 31 Oct 2011

Managing compliance is costly and complex, requiring a methodical, integrated and repeatable approach that reduces risk. Managing compliance and meeting Financial Services regulations requires an integrated approach, starting with business planning and continuing throughout the application life cycle.

IBM Rational for small banks in China

Last updated: 30 Sep 2011

Banks - including smaller banks - learn how that investments in optimizing their IT and application development processes in a methodical manner can benefit from minimized cost, risk and potential project or operational failure.

Featured Rational brochures
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IBM Rational AppScan: enhancing Web application security (PDF, 344KB)

Last updated: 29 Sep 2008

IBM Rational AppScan: enhancing Web application security.

Comply, Improve, Transform: IBM Rational Solutions for Compliance-Driven Development

Last updated: 26 Sep 2005

Meeting regulatory requirements is more than a legal obligation—it is an opportunity to improve your organization’s transparency, oversight and results. This 16-page brochure explores the Rational approach to compliance-driven development.

Building Your Business with the IBM Software Development Platform

Last updated: 17 Dec 2004

Explore business benefits and technology highlights of the IBM Software Development Platform (SDP). You’ll learn what SDP is, how it enables business-driven development, and why it’s the industry’s most modular, complete, open and proven platform for software development.

Featured Rational case studies
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ROI Case Study: Applying IBM Rational ClearQuest and IBM Rational ClearCase for Regulatory Compliance (Fifth Third Bancorp)

Last updated: 22 Feb 2006

This case study examines the bottom line business impact of IBM Rational ClearCase and IBM Rational ClearQuest used to help achieve regulatory compliance at Fifth Third Bancorp.

Porto Alegre: A smarter city that keeps its citizens moving ... Procempa builds a more intelligent city on an IBM System z foundation

Last updated: 20 Dec 2013

As the city of Porto Alegre grew, IT service provider Procempa needed a more flexible platform to handle increased demands from municipal departments. By engaging IBM System z, Procempa was able to integrate information across government departments with increased security, lower service costs, and improved ...

Zions Bancorporation ... Flexible, high-performance back-office solutions delivering exceptional front-line customer service

Last updated: 20 Dec 2013

Zions Bancorporation accelerated key business processes up to 66 percent by migrating core banking applications to an IBM zEnterprise BC12. Faster back-office processes enable the bank to deliver excellent front-line customer service and grow the business without adding technical staff.

Featured Rational data sheets
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IBM Rational Performance Tester - Datasheet

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

Rational Performance Tester software is a performance test creation, execution and analysis tool that helps teams to validate the scalability and reliability of their web and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications before deployment.

Data Sheet

Last updated: 29 Oct 2012

IBM® Rational® Performance Test Server works with IBM Rational Test Workbench to help simplify the creation of large scale, multichannel workloads and resolve performance bottlenecks.

Data Sheet

Last updated: 29 Oct 2012

IBM® Rational® Test Workbench provides functional, integration and performance testing capabilities to help meet the challenge of testing highly integrated and complex applications.

Featured Rational demos
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IBM Software Development Platform Demonstration

Last updated: 01 July 2005

This demo covers 5 roles on a development team as they implement an enhancement request for an existing Web-based Java app. For each role you will see the elements of the platform & how they work together to bring business value to your organization.

InformationWeek's New application development game changers for AIX development on Power

Last updated: 10 Oct 2012

InformationWeek's New application development game changers for AIX development on Power

IBM Enterprise Modernization Solutions for System z

Last updated: 01 May 2011

A comprehensive view of Enterprise Modernization solutions for System z from IBM Rational.

Featured Rational evaluation guides
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IBM Rational ClearQuest

Last updated: 04 April 2005

Use this evaluation guide to facilitate the evaluation process, as well as learn about broad feature sets and capabilities of the product and answers to commonly asked questions.

IBM Rational Functional Tester

Last updated: 04 April 2005

Use this evaluation guide to facilitate the evaluation process, as well as learn about broad feature sets and capabilities of the product and answers to commonly asked questions.

IBM Rational RequisitePro

Last updated: 04 April 2005

Use this evaluation guide to facilitate the evaluation process, as well as learn about broad feature sets and capabilities of the product and answers to commonly asked questions.

Featured Rational information centers
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Rational Developer for System z v8.0.3 information center

Last updated: 15 June 2012

This document is the online information center for Rational Developer for System z.

IBM compiler information center for Blue Gene

Last updated: 01 Sep 2007

This information center contains the documentation for the following: IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition for Blue Gene/L V9.0, IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition for Blue Gene/P V9.0, IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition for Blue Gene/L V11.1, IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition for Blue Gene/P V11.1.

Whats New with XL Fortran for AIX, V14.1

Last updated: 05 July 2012

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Featured Rational podcasts
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Surviving an audit: Is your software development process ready?

Last updated: 15 Sep 2012

Software development process audits can literally send an organization into frenzy as it is often costly and challenging to demonstrate compliance with complex and dynamic regulations. Learn how to help alleviate the frenzy of audits through improved lifecycle process integrity.

Achieve Greater Business Agility by Empowering your IT Organization

Last updated: 01 Sep 2012

One thing we know is that change is constant and how you respond to change can be either your competitive differentiator or demise! Listen to this podcast to learn how to empower your IT organization to help increase your business agility.

Transform now! Modernize and optimize your core systems

Last updated: 29 June 2011

Financial institutions are looking to achieve greater value through improved services, increased client satisfaction, and reduced complexity. Hear about the strategies to incrementally and continuously modernize with reduced risk; for a roadmap to achieve greater value and performance from IT investments.

Featured Rational presentations
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The Foundations for Good Software Configuration Management

Last updated: 01 Aug 2004

This presentation discusses the foundations for good software configuration management and how IBM Rational ClearCase and IBM Rational ClearQuest deliver this foundation.

Featured Rational product documentation
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Rational Developer for System zEnterprise Quick Start Guide

Last updated: 15 June 2012

This guide is intended to get you started with a base configuration for IBM Rational Developer for zEnterprise

Rational Developer for System z Quick Start Guide

Last updated: 15 June 2012

This guide is intended to get you started with a base configuration for IBM Rational Developer for System z

IBM XL C for AIX, V11.1

Last updated: 13 April 2010

A collection of product documentation files for IBM XL C for AIX, V11.1, including reference and installation guides. Cross-reference links to other PDF documents might not work online. In this case, download the related PDF documents to the same directory on your local machine.

Featured Rational redbooks
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Collaborative application lifecycle management with Rational products

Last updated: 23 Dec 2008

This IBM Redbooks publication provides a blueprint for collaborative application lifecycle management and how the new IBM Rational products support this evolving market.

Strategic Reuse with Asset-Based Development

Last updated: 16 May 2008

This IBM Redbooks publication is focused on a best practice-based approach to strategic reuse within software delivery, known as Asset-Based Development.

Building SOA Solutions Using the Rational SDP

Last updated: 04 April 2007

This IBM Redbooks publication explains the concepts and practice of developing service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based solutions using the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform (SDP).

Featured Rational release notes
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Rational Developer for System z v8.5 Release notes

Last updated: 15 June 2012

This document provides information about the new release of Rational(R) Developer for System z(R).

Featured Rational resource kits
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Service virtualization: Removing testing dependencies to accelerate software delivery

Last updated: 20 Dec 2012

Service virtualization: Removing testing dependencies to accelerate software delivery

Service virtualization: Removing testing dependencies to accelerate software delivery

Last updated: 07 Nov 2012

Service virtualization: Removing testing dependencies to accelerate software delivery

IBM Rational ClearCase Innovator’s Series e-Kit

Last updated: 05 Feb 2008

This complimentary eKit provides a collection of materials that can help you become a power user of Rational ClearCase.

Featured Rational solution sheets
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Shorten software development time without compromising quality. Automated test solutions for healthcare systems

Last updated: 31 Aug 2012

IBM Rational test automation solutions can help healthcare organizations that need to manage their complex testing environments better and improve software quality.

Featured Rational tutorials
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Viewlets for Rational Developer for System z in IBM Education Assistant

Last updated: 15 June 2012

An assortment of viewlets for Rational Developer for System z found in IBM Education Assistant. These viewlets demonstrate various functions and features of the product.

IBM Enterprise Modernization for System i: Discover and understand RPG applications with X-Analysis

Last updated: 14 Oct 2008

This tutorial teaches you how to browse and visualize an application from a high-level model down to individual lines of code. It shows you how to flow chart, drill-down, and document your applications and their inter-relationships.

Calling IBM i programs from EGL using Rational Business Developer

Last updated: 19 Aug 2008

This tutorial describes how to write Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) code that calls programs (RPG, COBOL, CL, CL Commands, or programs written in any supported language) on your IBM System i5 machine.

Featured Rational videos
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Nationwide: Responding faster and effectively to change

Last updated: 06 Dec 2012

Learn how Nationwide is more agile and able to address customer needs faster and effectively.

Opening the mainframe to mobile devices

Last updated: 08 Oct 2012

The IBM Mobile Enterprise solution: combining end-to-end application lifecycle management with both mobile and mainframe development features all integrated together in one package.

Chubb Insurance simplifies compliance with FSA regulations

Last updated: 06 Feb 2012

Learn how Chubb Insurance is able to simplify compliance. View the video where IBM's Pat Flisher interviews Brian Hardwick, (the Chief Risk Officer at Chubb Insurance ) about how they more effectively meet new requirements such as Solvency II.

Featured Rational webcasts
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Implementing agile methods for safety-critical systems development: Episode 3 - Quality oriented practices

Last updated: 12 April 2013

Agile methods have a reputation for being fast and adaptive and they can enhance both quality and team productivity. For these reasons they are attractive to software teams in many different areas - including safety-critical systems development.

Increasing Speed and Agility in Testing Complex Financial Services Application

Last updated: 12 April 2013

Join this webcast and Q&A to learn about the IBM® Rational® test automation solutions that Banking, Insurance and Financial Market companies are adopting.

The three-legged stool: Actions, Structures, Tools

Last updated: 12 April 2013

In this webcast, you will learn how the right actions (best practices), coupled with the right structures (requirements, models, etc), supported by the right tools can help you sit pretty.

Featured Rational white papers
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Extending open source tools for more effective software delivery

Last updated: 13 Nov 2008

Extending open source tools for more effective software delivery

IBM Rational Rose RealTime Target Service Library

Last updated: 31 Mar 2006

This document provides insight in to some of the key concepts of IBM Rational Rose RealTime’s Target Service Library (TSL).

SOA Development Using the IBM Rational Software Development Platform: A Practical Guide

Last updated: 15 Sep 2005

Regardless of your level of SOA adoption, IBM is positioned to help with a complete set of software and service offerings to help you begin or enhance your SOA initiatives. These offerings support all the stages of the SOA lifecycle.