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 types 12, eleven, and 10: for each IMS DBA, Developer, and method Programmer


Over ninety% of the pinnacle Fortune® a thousand businesses depend upon IBM’s info administration procedure (IMS) for his or her most crucial IBM method z® facts administration wishes: 50,000,000,000+ transactions run via IMS databases each day. 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 ahead of. In An advent to IMS, moment Edition, prime IBM specialists current the definitive technical advent to those types of IMS.

More than an entire educational, this booklet offers up to date examples, situations, difficulties, strategies, and an entire word list of IMS terminology. Prerequisite studying for the present IBM IMS Mastery Certification software, it displays significant fresh improvements resembling dynamic details iteration; new entry, interoperability and improvement instruments; greater SOA aid; and lots more and plenty extra. even if you’re a DBA, database developer, or approach programmer, it brings jointly all of the wisdom you’ll have to be successful with IMS in today’s venture serious environments.


Coverage includes


  • What IMS is, the way it works, the way it has advanced, and the way it matches into smooth company 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, operating, and keeping IMS
  • Running IMS Database supervisor: utilizing the IMS Hierarchical Database version, sharing info, and reorganizing databases
  • Understanding, using, and optimizing IMS Transaction Manager
  • IMS software improvement: program programming for the IMS Database and IMS Transaction Managers, modifying and formatting messages, and programming functions in Java™
  • IMS process management: the IMS approach definition procedure, customizing IMS, safety, logging, IMS operations, database and procedure restoration, and more
  • IMS in Parallel Sysplex® environments: making sure excessive availability, supplying enough potential, and balancing workloads

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The IBM team completed and shipped the first release of ICS in Los Angeles in 1967, and in April 1968, ICS was installed. The first 舠READY舡 message was displayed on an IBM 2740 typewriter terminal at the Rockwell Space Division at NASA in Downey, California, on August 14, 1968. Less than a year later, on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon舗s surface. ICS was subsequently relaunched as Information Management System/360 (IMS/360) and made available to the IT world. In short order, IMS helped NASA fulfill President Kennedy舗s dream and also became the foundation for the database management system (DBMS) business.

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.

Steve Nathan has 38 years of experience as an IMS developer, application analyst, DBA, systems programmer, and performance tuner. He has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 Support since 2003. Preface IBMŴ Information Management System (IMS蒂) is one of the world舗s premier software products. Period. IMS is not mentioned in the news and, until fairly recently, was barely mentioned in computer science classes. But IMS has been and, for the foreseeable future, will continue to be a crucial component of the world舗s software infrastructure.

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