Catalyst Openmake Achieves Ready for IBM Rational Validation

Catalyst Systems Corporation, a leading provider of Build to Release Workflow technology, announced that it is continuing to provide new offerings validated with IBM through the Ready for IBM Rational offering, receiving validation for the inter-operability between Openmake and the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform, desktop products V7.0. The announcement confirms that Openmake is validated for the complete Rational application lifecycle from IBM Rational Application Developer to IBM Rational ClearCase and to the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform product lines.

Steve Taylor, CTO, Catalyst Systems, explains, “The integration between Openmake and the IBM Rational Software Delivery V7, desktop products, creates an improved development environment by providing a fully traceable and automated software delivery workflow. This level of automation and traceability reduces IT cost, improves software quality and mitigates the risk normally associated with ad-hoc scripted ALM processes.”

The Openmake and IBM Rational integration creates a workflow that allows developers to turn over their IBM-Rational Application Developer projects to being built using Openmake under IBM Rational ClearCase control in a completely traceable and reusable fashion, minimizing the need for ad hoc scripting.

By providing a highly reusable build-to-release workflow, Openmake allows Rational ClearCase to remain in control of how the objects are built without relying on untraceable ad hoc scripts to execute this critical task. Openmake’s ClearCase Inspector traces the footprint between IBM Rational Application Developer and IBM Rational ClearCase to meet the highest and most accurate level of IT Governance – proof of matching source to production executables. Openmake controls how the deployable objects are configured, lists what dependency objects are and are not under ClearCase control, and provides an accurate Build Audit Report showing what dependencies were used by IBM Rational Application Developer during the build, including ClearCase item history. Openmake Build Audit Reports go far beyond simply listing what was checked out of ClearCase for the build and instead reports on what dependencies were actually called during the Build workflow. This traceability means that Openmake can report on an artifact even when it is not under the control of IBM Rational ClearCase.

This same level of audit control is available using Openmake and IBM Rational ClearCase with Microsoft .Net, Eclipse, Oracle Forms, database updates and Install Shield, as well as more than 200 other common build tasks. Openmake supports builds for Windows, Unix, Linux and z/OS operating systems. For teams that use IBM Rational ClearMake as their main build engine for legacy systems, Openmake enhances the ClearMake build process providing Bill-of-Materials reports, ClearCase Build Difference Reports, and Build performance monitoring reports and graphs. By supporting ClearMake and a large variety of development tools and platforms, Openmake offers the most agile Build and ALM workflow technology available.

Pricing & Availability
Openmake is available immediately, with prices starting at $50 USD for lifecycle automation workflow seats and $350 USD for full build automation workflow seats.

About Catalyst Systems
Catalyst Systems Corporation has been the leading provider of Build Workflow Management technology since 1995. Catalyst Systems has specialized in the design and implementation of reliable and repeatable application build processes for Global 2000 organizations since 1995. Openmake, Catalyst Systems’ flagship product, enables development teams to get back to the task of writing high-value business applications by eliminating the task of writing low-value build scripts.

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