Cloud, DevOps and API integration software trials

IBM z/OS® Connect Enterprise Edition

Create efficient and scalable RESTful APIs for mobile and cloud applications. Learn how to:

  • Expose a CICS® COBOL program as a RESTful API.
  • Expose an IMS application as a RESTful API.
  • Call a RESTful API from a COBOL Application.

IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence

Better manage your software lifecycle and digital and cloud transformation. Learn how to:

  • Identify maintainability issues and update unreachable code.
  • Find CICS programs able to be converted to API's.
  • View business terms and rules inventory in ADDI.
  • Discover and manage terms and rules.

IBM Application Delivery Foundation for z/OS

Integrated tools that help teams design, build, test, and debug z/OS software. Learn how to:

  • Assess runtime execution percentage for COBOL.
  • Develop and compile a COBOL application.
  • Debug COBOL apps.

IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS

Provision z/OS software subsystems with automated processes. Learn how to:

  • Provision and deprovision a CICS region with a cloud provisioning marketplace.
  • Create and publish a CICS region service to facilitate self-service provisioning.
  • Provision, deprovision an MQ queue with a cloud provisioning marketplace.

IBM Z Open Development

Use Git to integrate and add automation and assist movement to open source management software. Learn how to:

  • Load a Git repository and modify the COBOL code.
  • Run a build with DBB and visually debug the program.
  • Commit and push modifications to Git and request a Jenkins build.
  • Write a sample build script.

IBM SDK for Node.js - z/OS

Modernize apps, orchestrate services with Node.js and connect to your z/OS assets. Learn how to:

  • Deploy and test a Node.js LoopBack application on z/OS.
  • Create and test a Node.js Express application accessing and managing a VSAM dataset on z/OS.

Database and application server software trials

IBM CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS

Use this mixed language application to create a Java or Node.js web app and deploy into IBM CICS Transaction Server. Learn how to:

  • Create and deploy a Java application into CICS.
  • Create and deploy a Node.js application into CICS.

IBM SDK for Node.js - z/OS

Modernize your applications and orchestrate your services with Node.js, plus connect to your z/OS assets. Learn how to:

  • Deploy and test a Node.js LoopBack application on z/OS.
  • Create and test a Node.js Express application accessing and managing a VSAM dataset on z/OS.

IT operations software trials

NEW! IBM z/OS Automation via Red Hat® Ansible®

Drive automation on z/OS using IBM designed Ansible modules for USS and MVS operations. Use Ansible playbooks and learn how to:

  • Acquire z/OS status.
  • Copy and install a Tarball onto UNIX System Services (USS).
  • Create a partitioned data set (PDS), copy a JCL and submit and query a job.


This open source framework hosted by the Open Mainframe Project™ includes members across the Z community (ISVs, SIs, z/OS practitioners).

Use interfaces as delivered or through plug-ins and extensions that are created by clients or third-party vendors.

IBM Service Management Unite (SMU)

Use dashboards to monitor the health of Z automation domains and nodes and monitor z/OS, network, storage and subsystems. Learn how to:

  • Identify a JVM performance problem.
  • Isolate high JVM garbage.
  • Isolate the cause of slow performance to a JVM’s blocked threads.

IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF)

Improve programmer productivity and reduce training with simplified and automated tasks. Learn how to:

  • Work with the z/OSMF desktop.
  • Use the z/OSMF Security Configuration Assistant.
  • Create a workflow definition file.
  • Interact with z/OSMF workflows.
  • Use z/OSMF REST APIs.
  • Explore the z/OSMF Incident log.
  • Work with the z/OS Operator Console.


Use resource-level monitoring of all Java VMs on z/OS including CICS, Db2, IMS, WebSphere®, Liberty, z/OS Connect and ODM. Learn how to:

  • Use the Enhanced 3270 User Interface.
  • Identify issues in garbage collection, blocked threads and locks..
  • Monitor IBM z/OS Connect EE API response times.

IBM Z Application Performance Management Connect

Provides transaction tracking information and resource monitoring metrics from z/OS subsystems to APM solutions. Learn how to:

  • Identify a Db2 issue that impacts a hybrid cloud application monitored by AppDynamics.
  • Identify a CICS subsystem that is causing a business application slowdown.

Machine learning and AI software trials

IBM Operational Decision Manager for z/OS

Manage and execute business rules to make decisions faster, improve responsiveness and minimize risks. Learn how to:

  • Create a rule project.
  • Modify rules used by a COBOL program without recompiling.
  • Test rules using scenarios in a spreadsheet.

IBM Watson Machine Learning for z/OS

Convert enterprise data into opportunity by developing and managing a self-learning predictive behavioral model and getting real-time insight. Gain complimentary, open access to an enterprise-grade hardware environment for Machine Learning.

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