Build and modernize your COBOL applications for Linux on x86
IBM COBOL for Linux on x86 is a productive and powerful development environment for building and modernizing COBOL applications. It includes an optimizing COBOL compiler and a COBOL runtime library. COBOL for Linux on x86 is based on the same advanced optimization technology as Enterprise COBOL for z/OS. It delivers both performance and programming capabilities so you can develop business critical COBOL applications for Linux on x86 systems.
COBOL for Linux on x86 is also designed to support your journey to cloud. Strategically deploy business critical applications written in COBOL to a hybrid cloud environment or best-fit platforms that include IBM Z® (z/OS®), IBM Power Systems™ (AIX®), and x86 (Linux) platforms.
In addition to a standalone offering, COBOL for Linux on x86 is shipped as part of IBM CICS® TX to create, maintain, and deploy mission-critical line-of-business CICS COBOL applications on a cloud environment.
Provides a cost-effective solution for the development of COBOL applications for Linux on x86.
Optimize application performance
Delivers world-class optimization with a performance enhanced COBOL runtime library.
Deploy COBOL applications to cloud
This solution ships as part of IBM CICS TX and supports Docker and Kubernetes; IBM CICS TX Advanced is Red Hat® OpenShift® certified.
Develop COBOL programs with CICS and Db2
Interoperates with IBM CICS TX, IBM TXSeries® for Multiplatforms and IBM Db2® for Linux, UNIX® and Windows™ on Linux on x86.
World-class IBM support
Includes a premier service with personal and expert support from IBM.
Which option is right for you?
COBOL for Linux on x86
For on premises deployments of COBOL applications.
CICS TX Standard
For first cloud deployments of distributed COBOL/CICS applications. COBOL for Linux on x86 is included.
CICS TX Advanced
For balancing enterprise grade COBOL/CICS application investment across on-premises (z/OS) applications and cloud environments. COBOL for Linux on x86 is included.