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IMS Version 13 Technical Overview

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 15 September 2014, updated 16 September 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738440035
ISBN-13: 9780738440033
IBM Form #: SG24-8224-00

Authors: Paolo Bruni, Juan Jesus Iniesta Martinez, Jouko Jantti, Rick Long and Geoff Nicholls

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    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


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