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The people, places, history, and ideas behind Jazz

Jazz is IBM's initiative for improving collaboration across the software & systems lifecycle

Inspired by the artists who transformed musical expression, Jazz is an initiative to transform software and systems delivery by making it more collaborative, productive and transparent, through integration of information and tasks across the phases of the lifecycle. The Jazz initiative consists of three elements: Platform, Products and Community.

Platform

An open platform for lifecycle tool integration

The Jazz platform is designed to support any industry participant who wants to improve the software and systems lifecycle and break down walls between tools. The platform is built on architectural principles that represent a key departure from approaches taken in the past. Unlike the way monolithic, closed products of the past are integrated, Jazz has an innovative approach to integration based on open, flexible services and Internet architecture.

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Products

A set of products that support the Jazz platform

Jazz products are designed to put the team first. Rational is building a set of new Jazz products right here at Jazz.net. Other Rational products join the Jazz family through client or server integrations using the Jazz Architecture. And as part of IBM's "Ready for IBM Rational Software" partner program, IBM business partners offer extensions and complementary products that extend the value of the Jazz platform.

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Community

A vibrant community of Jazz developers, users, and business partners

The jazz.net community site is the live development infrastructure for Jazz products. You can interact directly with the Jazz development teams and other community members, download product trials and betas, track our progress, and give us direct feedback.

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