IBM’s Definitive One-Stop Guide to IMS Versions 12, 11, and 10: for Every IMS DBA, Developer, and System Programmer
Over 90% of the top Fortune® 1000 companies rely on IBM’s Information Management System (IMS) for their most critical IBM System z® data management needs: 50,000,000,000+ transactions run through IMS databases every day. What’s more, IBM continues to upgrade IMS: Versions 12, 11, and 10 meet today’s business challenges more flexibly and at a lower cost than ever before. In An Introduction to IMS, Second Edition, leading IBM experts present the definitive technical introduction to these versions of IMS.
More than a complete tutorial, this book provides up-to-date examples, cases, problems, solutions, and a complete glossary of IMS terminology. Prerequisite reading for the current IBM IMS Mastery Certification Program, it reflects major recent enhancements such as dynamic information generation; new access, interoperability and development tools; improved SOA support; and much more. Whether you’re a DBA, database developer, or system programmer, it brings together all the knowledge you’ll need to succeed with IMS in today’s mission critical environments.
What IMS is, how it works, how it has evolved, and how it fits into modern enterprise IT architectures
Providing secure access to IMS via IMS-managed application programs
Understanding how IMS and z/OS® work together to use hardware and software more efficiently
Setting up, running, and maintaining IMS
Running IMS Database Manager: using the IMS Hierarchical Database Model, sharing data, and reorganizing databases
Understanding, utilizing, and optimizing IMS Transaction Manager
IMS application development: application programming for the IMS Database and IMS Transaction Managers, editing and formatting messages, and programming applications in Java™
IMS system administration: the IMS system definition process, customizing IMS, security, logging, IMS operations, database and system recovery, and more
IMS in Parallel Sysplex® environments: ensuring high availability, providing adequate capacity, and balancing workloads