Support your z/OS applications written in Python

IBM® Open Enterprise SDK for Python is an industry-standard Python compiler for the z/OS® platform that leverages the latest z/Architecture® capabilities. With this addition to the IBM family of compiler development tools, you can bring a powerful framework for building fast and scalable applications to z/OS and take advantage of Python’s rich ecosystem of modules to develop new applications the same way you would on any other platform.


Bring Python to z/OS

Use one of the most popular and fastest growing programming languages on z/OS. You can interoperate with EBCDIC and UTF encodings using the included python codecs package.

Develop new applications

Take advantage of Python’s rich ecosystem of modules and packages to develop and run new applications faster with fewer lines of code.

Save development effort

You can leverage your existing pool of resources to easily build end-to-end applications in the same language, regardless of platform knowledge.

Key features of IBM Open Enterprise SDK for Python

  • Native Python compiler for z/OS
  • Python Standard Library
  • Access to Python Package Index
  • Ability to convert code sets
  • Optional access to IBM Subscription and Support

Which option is right for you?

PAX edition

PAX archive installable format for a DIY installation. Use your existing IBMid for access or create one upon registration.

SMP/E edition

SMP/E (CBPDO, ServerPac) installable format can easily manage updates. Recommended for production deployments. Available through Shopz.