Rocket Open AppDev for Z

Equip devs with secure, supported open-source software

Bring applications to market faster, at lower cost and with less risk

Modernize Mainframe Development

Implement modern application development practices like DevOps by automating processes while ensuring compliance to organizational standards and business rules.

Enable Next-Gen Developers

Empower developers with preferred open-source languages and tools — including Git, Python, cURL and Bash — allowing any developer to harness the power of the mainframe without spending months learning new skills.

Rocket Open AppDev for Z provides:

  • 20 ported open-source tools and languages for IBM zSystems, bundled for the AppDev experience (with more to be added over time)
  • Secure, controlled, and easy deployment, with a package management system that also serves as an environment manager (SMP/E install option also available)
  • Rapid delivery of CVE patches and version currency updates
  • World-class 24x7x365 global support

Rocket Open AppDev for Z is much more than a collection of software ports. Rocket has years of investment into automation infrastructure, packaging and delivery options, and an experienced support team. This system combines the high security that mainframe customers demand with an easy user experience for sysprogs and end users.

Many of the world’s largest banks, insurance companies and government agencies rely on Rocket open-source languages and tools for z/OS that are available through Open AppDev for Z. That’s why we feel it's essential that we check our deliverables for vulnerabilities and follow proper licensing requirements.

All of our products are:

  • Kept up to date continuously against the NIST National Vulnerability Database
  • Scanned for both security vulnerabilities and conformance to proper open-source licensing prior to release

Rocket Open AppDev for zSystems open-source ports can be delivered and maintained for your internal users in four different ways: public conda channel; private conda channel; on-premises conda file channel; SMP/E.

IDC Spotlight: Modernizing Mainframe with open source

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