IMS Connectivity in an On Demand Environment: A Practical Guide to IMS Connectivity

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 February 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738494224
ISBN-13: 9780738494227
IBM Form #: SG24-6794-00
(538 pages)

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Authors: Jouko Jantti, Jordi Guillaumes i Pons, Gen Sasaki, Egide Van Aerschot, Andres Wolf Andreoni


IBM Information Management System (IMS) is the IBM premier transaction and hierarchical database management system.

Connectivity has always been a priority with IMS. IMS exploits the latest technologies to address customers' requirements for accessing IMS transactions and data. This IBM Redbooks publication is about IMS connectivity.

This book provides a general overview of the IMS Open Transaction Manager Access (OTMA) function and extensive information about IMS Connect and its usage, including a chapter that describes the IMS Connect Extensions product and how you can enhance the IMS Connect operating environment with it.

This book provides a broad understanding of IMS Connector for Java. We cover some special considerations, such as using the conversational transactions, rerouting, and timeout support, as well as programming roll-your-own clients without using IMS Connector for Java.

We also introduce Open Database Access and provide examples of using it with stored procedures and with IMS Remote Database Services. As for future directions, we also include a chapter about the IMS SOAP Gateway. This book updates and adds to the information in the previous book "IMS e-business Connectors: A Guide to IMS Connectivity," SG24-6514.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IMS connectivity in an on demand environment
Chapter 2. Open Transaction Manager Access
Chapter 3. IMS Connect overview
Chapter 4. Configuring IMS Connect
Chapter 5. IMS Connect operations
Chapter 6. Accessing IMS Connect
Chapter 7. IMS Connect programming model
Chapter 8. IMS Connect security
Chapter 9. IMS Connect user exit support
Chapter 10. IMS Connect diagnostics
Chapter 11. IMS Connect Extensions
Chapter 12. IMS Connector for Java
Chapter 13. IMS Connector for Java rerouting and timeout support
Chapter 14. Building roll your own clients
Chapter 15. IMS Connect client diagnostics
Chapter 16. IMS MFS Web Services
Chapter 17. IMS MFS Web Enablement
Chapter 18. IMS SOAP Gateway
Chapter 19. Open Database Access
Chapter 20. ODBA from DB2 stored procedures
Chapter 21. IMS Remote Database Services
Appendix A. Sample code: Non-IMS Connector for Java client code
Appendix B. IMS RDS application example
Appendix C. Additional material

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