IBM (International Business Machines Corporation), one of the world's oldest and largest computer companies, has presented version 9.0 of IBM Rational Software Architect, is an integrated analysis, design, and development toolset that supports the comprehension, design, management, and evolution of enterprise solutions and services. It includes model-driven design, analysis, and development capabilities for software architects and developers creating service-oriented architecture (SOA), C/C++, Java SE, Java EE, and portal applications.
IBM Rational Software Architect is a comprehensive design, modeling and development tool for end-to-end software delivery. It uses the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for designing enterprise Java applications and web services. Rational Software Architect is built on the Eclipse open-source software framework and is extensible with a variety of Eclipse plugins. You can also enhance functionality for your specific requirements with separately purchased Rational extensions.
Rational Software Architect helps you maintain better control of architecture and delivery outcomes with these benefits:
- UML-based modeling support and model-driven development (MDD) tools help streamline the creation of Java and Web 2.0 applications and services.
- Powerful tools and process guidance help reduce complexity and support higher quality and efficiency.
- Access to cloud services enables you to take advantage of scalable infrastructure services.
- A flexible, extensible platform helps you deliver high-quality software with faster return on investment (ROI).
IBM (International Business Machines) is by far the world's largest information technology company in terms of revenue and by most other measures, a position it has held for about the past 50 years. IBM products include hardware and software for a line of business servers, storage products, custom-designed microchips, and application software. Increasingly, IBM derives revenue from a range of consulting and outsourcing services. With the advent of the low-cost microchip, the personal computer, distributed computing, open rather than proprietary standards, and the Internet, IBM has seen its position of dominance challenged as the world of information technology no longer revolves around a single company.