IMS Version 13 Technical Overview

An IBM Redbooks publication


IBM® Information Management System (IMS™) provides leadership in performance, reliability, and security to help you implement the most strategic and critical enterprise applications. IMS also keeps pace with the IT industry. IMS, Enterprise Suite 2.1, and IMS Tools continue to evolve to provide value and meet the needs of enterprise customers.

With IMS 13, integration and open access improvements provide flexibility and support business growth requirements. Manageability enhancements help optimize system staff productivity by improving ease of use and autonomic computing facilities and by providing increased availability. Scalability improvements were made to the well-known performance, efficiency, availability, and resilience of IMS by using 64-bit storage.

IBM IMS Enterprise Suite for z/OS® V2.1 components enhance the use of IMS applications and data. In this release, components (orderable or downloaded from the web) deliver innovative new capabilities for your IMS environment. They enhance connectivity, expand application development, extend standards and tools for a service-oriented architecture (SOA), ease installation, and provide simplified interfaces.

This IBM Redbooks® publication explores the new features of IMS 13 and Enterprise Suite 2.1 and provides an overview of the IMS tools. In addition, this book highlights the major new functions and facilitates database administrators in their planning for installation and migration.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IMS 13 at a glance
Chapter 2. System enhancements
Chapter 3. Transaction Manager enhancements
Chapter 4. Database and Database Recovery Control enhancements
Chapter 5. IMS catalog
Chapter 6. Database versioning
Chapter 7. Application programming enhancements
Chapter 8. IMS Connect enhancements
Chapter 9. IMS performance enhancements
Chapter 10. Installation and migration considerations
Chapter 11. IMS Enterprise Suite
Chapter 12. Tools for IMS 13


Publish Date
15 September 2014

Last Update
16 September 2014

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