Key features of Rational COBOL RunTime for z/VSE

Supplies COBOL libraries

Rational COBOL RunTime for z/VSE supplies libraries used during execution of COBOL programs generated and developed using EGL. EGL is a technology and language included in IBM Rational Business Developer, and COBOL generation for z/VSE is enabled through its optional VSE Generation feature.

Supports VisualAge Generator applications

The solution supports migrated VisualAge® Generator applications as well as programs generated with VisualAge Generator.

Facilitates migration from existing technologies

Rational COBOL Runtime for z/VSE, along with Rational Business Developer, facilitates migration from existing technologies to a modern development platform. It enables organizations to easily reuse and extend valuable existing IT assets, including automated conversion of IBM VisualAge Generator applications to EGL.

Simplifies programmer retraining

You can easily retrain procedural business programmers to be highly productive in the Java® Enterprise Edition (JEE) world and build applications without deep knowledge of underlying technology.

Delivers interoperable applications

Rational COBOL RunTime for z/VSE delivers applications based on industry standards that interoperate with existing systems.

Enables visual programming techniques

The solution enables exploitation of visual programming techniques for Web development and code automation capabilities for rapid development of application business logic.

Technical details

Software requirements

Software requirements for Rational COBOL RunTime for z/VSE include:

  • A currently supported version of the z/VSE operating system
  • A currently supported version of CICS Transaction Server V1.1.1 or later
  • A currently supported version of TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1.5 or later
  • A currently supported version of COBOL for VSE/ESA
  • A currently supported version of Language Environment

Hardware requirements

Rational COBOL Runtime for z/VSE requires hardware capable of running z/VSE.

Gain agility and flexibility

IBM flexible payment plans help align infrastructure investments with workload needs.