We’re making the mainframe open to everyone

Get more out of your mainframe! Zowe is a new open source software framework that bridges the divide between modern applications and the mainframe, providing easier interoperability and scalability among products and solutions from multiple vendors. Zowe is the first open source project based on z/OS, and we’re proud to be a founding member of the Zowe coalition.

What is Zowe?

Zowe is a framework based on every modern technology stack that software developers require to be agile and responsive as their businesses become more tech-enabled. It’s completely open, and it was purpose-built for z/OS. That’s important because it allows for cross-company product integration for the very first time.

Zowe breaks down the walls that have made universal mainframe development so challenging. IBM, CA and Rocket are committed to this framework and to building products, solutions, and experiences on top of it. Not only will solutions within our respective portfolios integrate better, but solutions across our offerings will also seamlessly work together.

This is just the beginning

We believe the mainframe should be open to any developer, and we’ve been proud to offer 30+ open source languages and tools for IBM Z that help make that possible. Zowe takes that idea one step further. As an open-source project under the Open Mainframe Project, any enterprise or solution developer can participate in the development of Zowe. All code from the Zowe project will be made available under the Eclipse Public License 2.0 (read more here.)

  • Zowe is open.
  • Zowe makes the mainframe agile, not just powerful.
  • Zowe makes the mainframe new again.