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IMS Version 9 Implementation Guide: A Technical Overview

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 15 December 2004, updated 30 October 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738491578
ISBN-13: 9780738491578
IBM Form #: SG24-6398-00

Authors: Jouko Jantti, Yukari Andoh, Knut Kubein, Rich Lewis, Geoff Nicholls, Dave Viguers and Suzie Wendler

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    This IBM Redbooks publication provides an overview of the new functions and enhancements in IBM Information Management System (IMS) Version 9. IMS Version 9 contains over 50 enhancements, in all areas of the product. that address availability, scalability, capacity, usability, manageability, operations, on demand business, and application development requirements from its huge customer base. All of the enhancements in this new version resulted from specific customer requirements. The major enhancements include:

    Improved database availability for HALDB databases is provided by the long-awaited online reorganization (OLR) enhancement.

    The functionality of the IMS Connect product is included as an integrated function of IMS.

    DBRC provides a new API that allows assembler programs to query the RECON.

    IMS Java users will have new JDBC SQL calls and DLI Model Utility support for retrieving existing IMS data in XML format as well as storing, indexing, searching, and retrieving valid XML documents into new or existing IMS databases.

    We describe these enhancements and all other major changes in IMS Version 9. This book gives you the essential information that you need when you are migrating your IMS systems to IMS Version 9.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Product packaging, installation and resource definition enhancements

    Chapter 3. Integrated HALDB online reorganization

    Chapter 4. Fast Path enhancements in IMS Version 9

    Chapter 5. DBRC enhancements

    Chapter 6. Security considerations with IMS Version 9

    Chapter 7. Type-2 commands and enhanced command environment

    Chapter 8. Integrated IMS Connect support

    Chapter 9. XML storage in IMS databases

    Chapter 10. IMS Java enhancements

    Chapter 11. Knowledge Based Log Analysis (KBLA)

    Chapter 12. Miscellaneous enhancements in IMS Version 9

    Chapter 13. Migration and coexistence considerations

    Appendix A. DBRC API control blocks

    Appendix B. Database Recovery Facility support

    Appendix C. IMS Tools support for IMS Version 9

    Appendix D. IMS Control Center


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