If the applications are not the same, neither are the operating systems: but they all work better with PowerVM.
AIX is the leading enterprise UNIX operating system on the market, an essential part of the most critical technological infrastructures. Designed for IBM’s POWER processor architecture, it enables you to deploy secure, highly available, and able to quickly adapt to changing business needs. There are no more stable systems for large Oracle or Informix databases, SAP, SAS environments and countless financial applications. It has all kinds of high availability and security capabilities, and version 7.3 has just been released and will be supported for the next decade.
is an integrated system, heir of the AS/400 system that combines in the same environment the operating system, the databases and an infinity of applications and functionalities for applications based on languages such as ILE RPG and COBOL. Its latest version is 7.5 and includes increasing support for open source technologies and programming languages such as python, nodejs or ruby.
Linux needs no introduction, but for years all packages released by SUSE, Ubuntu and Red Hat have had ppc64le architecture equivalents. That means you can deploy any Linux application on Power in the same way as you would on x86 or ARM.