An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM by Barbara Klein, Richard Alan Long, Kenneth Ray Blackman,

By Barbara Klein, Richard Alan Long, Kenneth Ray Blackman, Diane Lynne Goff, Stephen Paul Nathan, Moira McFadden Lanyi, Margaret M. Wilson, John Butterweck, Sandra L. Sherrill

IBM’s Definitive One-Stop advisor to IMS models 12, eleven, and 10: for each IMS DBA, Developer, and procedure Programmer


Over ninety% of the head Fortune® a thousand businesses depend upon IBM’s details administration method (IMS) for his or her most crucial IBM approach z® info administration wishes: 50,000,000,000+ transactions run via IMS databases on a daily basis. What’s extra, IBM keeps to improve IMS: types 12, eleven, and 10 meet today’s enterprise demanding situations extra flexibly and at a lower price than ever ahead of. In An advent to IMS, moment Edition, prime IBM specialists current the definitive technical creation to those models of IMS.

More than a whole instructional, this publication offers up to date examples, situations, difficulties, options, and a whole word list of IMS terminology. Prerequisite interpreting for the present IBM IMS Mastery Certification application, it displays significant contemporary improvements comparable to dynamic details iteration; new entry, interoperability and improvement instruments; more desirable SOA help; and masses extra. no matter if you’re a DBA, database developer, or procedure programmer, it brings jointly all of the wisdom you’ll have to be triumphant with IMS in today’s project severe environments.


Coverage includes


  • What IMS is, the way it works, the way it has advanced, and the way it matches into smooth firm IT architectures
  • Providing safe entry to IMS through IMS-managed software programs
  • Understanding how IMS and z/OS® interact to exploit and software program extra efficiently
  • Setting up, working, and preserving IMS
  • Running IMS Database supervisor: utilizing the IMS Hierarchical Database version, sharing facts, and reorganizing databases
  • Understanding, using, and optimizing IMS Transaction Manager
  • IMS software improvement: program programming for the IMS Database and IMS Transaction Managers, enhancing and formatting messages, and programming purposes in Java™
  • IMS method management: the IMS process definition technique, customizing IMS, safety, logging, IMS operations, database and process restoration, and more
  • IMS in Parallel Sysplex® environments: making sure excessive availability, delivering enough ability, and balancing workloads

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This is one way IMS protects the investment that customers have made in their applications. To accommodate the changing requirements of IT systems, many new features have been added to IMS over the years. 0. Application programs that use IMS functions can be written in a number of programming languages. These applications access IMS resources by calling a number of IMS functions through standard application programming interfaces (APIs): 舦 Data Language/Interface (DL/I) 舦 Java蒂 Database Connectivity (JDBC) 舦 Java Message Service (JMS) In This Chapter 舦 IMS Database Manager 舦 IMS Transaction Manager 舦 IMS System Services 舦 IMS Product Documentation 舦 Hardware and Software Requirements for IMS IMS Database Manager IMS DB is a database management system (DBMS) that helps you organize business data with both program and device independence.

IMS applications and data can be accessed from any platform, including LinuxŴ, almost anywhere on the Internet, through the IMS Connect function, the IMS TM Resource Adapter, and the IMS Universal drivers. IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway enables IMS applications to provide and request web services independent of platform, environment, application language, or programming model. 舦 Integrated. Integration has always been an IMS priority. IMS ships connectors and tooling with IBM WebSphereŴ solutions so that customers can connect to IMS applications and data by using the tools and connectors of their choice.

IMS delivers Eclipse-based plug-ins for use with RationalŴ Developer for System zŴ that simplify common application development tasks. 舦 Scalable. IMS continues to address scalability needs by providing the highest possible availability, performance, and capacity. 舦 Enabled with self-managing capabilities. IMS addresses the need to assist technical support staff in being more productive, keeping systems continuously available in an operating environment that is growing increasingly complex. 舦 Reliable.

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