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 consultant to IMS models 12, eleven, and 10: for each IMS DBA, Developer, and approach Programmer


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

More than an entire instructional, this e-book offers updated examples, instances, difficulties, recommendations, and an entire word list of IMS terminology. Prerequisite examining for the present IBM IMS Mastery Certification software, it displays significant contemporary improvements comparable to dynamic info new release; new entry, interoperability and improvement instruments; more suitable SOA help; and lots more and plenty extra. no matter if you’re a DBA, database developer, or method programmer, it brings jointly the entire wisdom you’ll have to be successful with IMS in today’s project severe environments.


Coverage includes


  • What IMS is, the way it works, the way it has developed, and the way it suits into smooth firm IT architectures
  • Providing safe entry to IMS through IMS-managed program programs
  • Understanding how IMS and z/OS® interact to take advantage of and software program extra efficiently
  • Setting up, operating, and keeping IMS
  • Running IMS Database supervisor: utilizing the IMS Hierarchical Database version, sharing information, 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 approach management: the IMS procedure definition method, customizing IMS, safeguard, logging, IMS operations, database and procedure restoration, and more
  • IMS in Parallel Sysplex® environments: making sure excessive availability, supplying sufficient skill, and balancing workloads

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Here are some interesting facts about how IMS is used. 舦 IMS manages a large percentage of the world舗s corporate data. 舦 Over 90% of top Fortune 1000 companies use IMS. 舦 IMS manages over 15 million gigabytes of production data. 舦 More than $3 trillion per day is transferred through IMS by one customer. 舦 IMS processes over 50 billion transactions per day. 舦 IMS serves more than 200 million users every day. 舦 IMS processes over 180 million transactions per day on a single IMS system via IMS Connect for one customer.

Such an architecture enables enterprises to respond with flexibility and speed to any customer demand, any market opportunity, and any external threat. This level of IT complexity must be addressed by an infrastructure that meets the following requirements: 舦 Based on open standards. IMS fully supports Java standards for application development and XML for transparent document interchange. 舦 Heterogeneous. IMS applications can be developed on workstations and run in the host environment. 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.

In This Chapter 舦 IMS and the Apollo Program 舦 IMS as a Database Management System 舦 IMS as a Transaction Manager 舦 Who Uses IMS? 舦 IMS and Enterprise Integration IMS and the Apollo Program On May 25, 1961, United States President John F. Kennedy challenged American industry to send an American man to the moon and return him safely to earth, thus launching the Apollo program. North American Aviation, in partnership with IBM, fulfilled the requirement for an automated system to manage large bills of material for the construction of the spacecraft in 1965.

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