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An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition

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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.


Coverage includes


  • 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


About the Author

Barbara Klein, responsible for the strategy and introduction of new IMS capabilities, has held various positions in IBM Planning, Design, Development, Assurance, Systems Engineering, Marketing, and Management.


Richard Alan Long, IMS Development Level 2 Database Support Team member since 2002, began with IMS in the late 1970s working in various programming and database administration roles.


Kenneth Ray Blackman, IBM Certified IT Specialist - IMS Advanced Technical Skills, consults on IMS connectivity, IMS application modernization and System z integration architectures, and presents IMS topics at technical conferences and seminars.


Diane Lynne Goff, IBM IMS Advanced Technical Skills Senior I/T Specialist, has presented IMS topics at technical conferences and seminars, worked with IMS customers, and provided System z hardware and software support.


Stephen P. 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.


Moira McFadden Lanyi has been the Technical Editor, Terminologist, and Information Architect for the IMS Information Development team since 2003, and has also worked as a Visual Designer and Project Manager at IBM.


Margaret M. Wilson, now retired from IBM, spent more than 20 years of her IBM career working with IMS and IMS Tools, testing IMS software, teaching IMS basics, and marketing IMS Tools.


John Butterweck, IBM Worldwide IMS Technical Support Team member, specializes in assisting customers with IMS installation and maintenance.


Sandra L. Sherrill, IMS Worldwide Market Manager, has spent more than 20 years working on IMS teams.


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