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Simplifying database administration by using Administration Console
This video introduces the main features of Administration Console and shows you how to use it to identify and investigate database problems before they impact your business.
Articles 19 Jun 2014
IMS 12: The IMS Catalog
This IBM Redpaper publication describes the IMS catalog, a trusted online source for both IBM IMS database and application metadata information, and its use by IMS Open Database and IMS Explorer. This paper targets application developers who can benefit from these simplification and integration functions when they are facing any large-scale deployment of the IMS Open Database solution.
Redbooks 02 Jan 2013
Use PL/I to determine the algorithm for an IMS HALDB PSE
IBM Information Management System's High Availability Large Database (IMS HALDB) is a partitioned database, and a Partition Selection Exit (PSE) is an Assembler routine that is used to distribute records across the partitions. There is no way to prove if the algorithm in a PSE will provide a desired distribution without implementing the PSE beforehand. Since implementing a PSE affects database availability, a way is needed to evaluate PSE algorithms without affecting availability. This article describes an approach to evaluate algorithms using a High Level Language (PL/I) to produce a uniform distribution.
Also available in: Russian   Portuguese  
Articles 26 Jul 2012
Exploring IMS disaster recovery solutions, Part 4: Coordinated IMS and DB2 solutions
Every customer needs a disaster recovery (DR) plan. The strategy will differ from one customer to the next. For IMS, there are two types of DR solutions: 1) IMS specific, and 2) Storage Mirroring. In this tutorial, we explore the IMS specific DR solutions. There are solutions that use only the IMS base product and solutions that use the IBM IMS Tools products. For each DR solution, there will be a discussion of the key concepts related to that solution.
Articles 03 May 2012
Exploring IMS disaster recovery solutions, Part 3: IMS Recovery Expert solutions
Every customer needs a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan. The strategies used differ from one customer to another and they differ in time to recovery and loss of data. For IMS, there are five types of DR solutions: restart, recovery, recovery and restart, coordinated IMS and DB2 restart, and coordinated IMS and DB2 disaster recovery and restart. Here in Part 3, we explore both the recovery and recovery and restart solutions provided by the IMS Recovery Expert product.
Articles 19 Apr 2012
Exploring IMS disaster recovery solutions, Part 2: IMS Base and IMS Tools recovery solutions
Every customer needs a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan. The strategies used differ from one customer to another and they differ in time to recovery and loss of data. For IMS, there are five types of DR solutions: restart, recovery, recovery and restart, coordinated IMS and DB2 restart, and coordinated IMS and DB2 disaster recovery and restart. Here in Part 2, we explore the recovery solutions that use only the IMS base functions and some of the functions in the IMS Tools.
Articles 12 Apr 2012
Exploring IMS disaster recovery solutions, Part 1: Overview
Every customer needs a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan. The strategies used differ from one customer to another and they differ in time to recovery and loss of data. For IMS, there are five types of disaster recovery solutions: restart, recovery, recovery and restart, coordinated IMS and DB2 restart, and coordinated IMS and DB2 disaster recovery and restart. While the Storage Mirroring recovery solutions are classified as restart solutions, we will focus only on the non-Storage Mirroring IMS disaster recovery solutions in this series.
Articles 29 Mar 2012
Finding and resolving IMS database exceptions using the Tools Base Administration Console for z/OS
The IBM Tools Base Administration Console for z/OS displays exceptions and statistical information in a graphical web interface. Because Administration Console provides access to database reports, historical trends, and displays exception messages, you can easily manage the overall health of your resources on a z/OS system. The following tutorial focuses on how you can manage a group of IMS databases and how to troubleshoot a problem when one of those databases has an exception.
Articles 08 Dec 2011
IBM IMS Version 12 Technical Overview
This IBM Redbooks publication explores the new features of IMS 12 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.
Redbooks 21 Nov 2011
Use Java in IMS dependent regions
This article helps IMS administrators, system programmers, and application programmers who are interested in using Java(R) within IMS dependent regions. This article highlights and gives examples of the steps needed to deploy Java in IMS dependent regions, including Java Batch Processing (JBP), Java Message Processing (JMP), and Message Processing Program (MPP) regions. The MPP example shows the capability to interoperate between COBOL and Java.
Articles 02 Dec 2010
The Beginning of the Next Decade of IBM Informix
The story behind Informix 11.7, the new possibilities it brings, and what it will mean in the years to come.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 03 Nov 2010
Call Me
Examining the role data plays in an ever-changing telecommunications business
Also available in: Chinese   Russian  
Articles 22 Jan 2010
Powering SOA Solutions with IMS
New application development tools and the IBM service-oriented architecture capabilities for IMS can help your business improve the speed and agility of its development efforts. Both IMS and the IMS SOA Integration Suite support your on demand systems and your distributed IMS application environment. Powering SOA Solutions with IMS provides background and explanations to clarify the choices and methodologies that are available to modernize your IMS applications and provide access to IMS data stores through non-traditional callers.
Redbooks 09 Apr 2009
IMS solutions: Utilizing the IMS synchronous callout function to invoke a CICS Web service through IMS SOAP Gateway
This article uses a sample scenario to demonstrate how to use the synchronous callout function of IMS to invoke an existing CICS Web service through the IMS SOAP Gateway. The scenario takes an existing IMS application written in COBOL and enhances it to request additional information from an existing CICS Web service. The article provides an overview of the sample configuration, code samples, and step-by-step instructions on how to generate necessary artifacts. The article also provides information on how to troubleshoot problems you may encounter while recreating the scenario.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 19 Mar 2009
IMS at 40: Stronger than ever
Articles 01 Nov 2008
IBM Redbook: IMS Connectivity in the On Demand Environment A Practical Guide to IMS Connectivity
The IBM Information Management System (IMS) is IBM’s premier transaction and hierarchical database management system, and the connectivity has always been a priority with IMS.
Redbooks 14 Nov 2005
IMS on demand service-oriented architecture tools and solutions
Learn how the IBM Information Management System (IMS), IBM’s premier transaction and hierarchical database management system, is focusing on enterprise modernization through integration and open access with a service-oriented architecture available on demand.
Articles 21 Jul 2005
IMS Version 9 Implementation Guide: A Technical Overview
This IBM Redbook 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 it's huge customer base.
Redbooks 08 Nov 2004
IMS DataPropagator Implementation Guide
IMS DataPropagator is a licensed program that maintains consistency between two copies of the same data, where one copy of the data is stored in an IMS Database Manager (IMS DB) database and the other copy is stored in a DB2 database. This redbook was written to enhance the installation manual and provide customer assistance in the installation and migration processes.
Redbooks 05 Dec 2002
IMS Version 7 Java Update
This IBM Redbook introduces you to enhancements in Java support for IMS Version 7. It will help you install, tailor and configure the IMS Transaction Manager, CICS, and DB2 environments that support Java applications and that use JDBC to access IMS databases.
Redbooks 10 Jul 2002
Developing Object-Relational Database Applications, Part 1: database analysis and design methodology
The following article was previously published in the Informix Tech Notes quarterly journal. The Tech Notes archive covers the years 1991 to 2001. This is the first article in a two-part series on developing object-relational database applications.
Articles 06 Jun 2002

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