Integration and connectivity in a large enterprise are hefty concerns. Lack of either of these components can disable systems from 24x7 functionality – and affect your bottom line. Adding a level of complexity are the enterprise-wide applications and data stores that also require integration and connectivity. Application developers, architects, systems integrators, and systems programmers face these complexities daily.
As IBM® IMS™ 13 is introduced, and with the delivery of IMS Open Database Manager (ODBM) and JDBC™ type-2 and type-4 drivers, connectivity is extended still further, allowing for new integration possibilities.
Three things to know about IMS:
- IMS 13 offers an enterprise-wide IT integration of your systems, based on z/OS® hosted solutions (IBM System z®) and multi-tiered platforms with distributed computing encompassing IMS.
- IMS delivers the lowest cost transaction and hierarchical database management system for mission critical online transaction processing (OLTP).
- IMS can address your need for proven performance, data integrity, and workload distribution, for enterprise-wide implementation.
Point of interest: In a recent study, IMS 13 processed 100K transactions per second (tps).
Find out more at http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/ims/benchmark.html
Additionally, many components are available for IMS-based environments that allow connectivity from distributed and mainframe-centric applications to IMS and its databases, and also from mainframe IMS applications to call out to obtain information from various data stores.
The IMS environment: The IMS environment can seamlessly integrate your computing infrastructure (hardware, software, and the related integration services) with vital business applications. IMS is:
• Integrated • Open • Virtualized • Autonomic computing
The technologies and products that support IMS connectivity are:
• Java EE Connector Architecture (JCA) • Java Message Service (JMS) • Web services and SOAP
• IMS TMRA • WebSphere MQ and IMS Bridge • IBM Business Process Manager
The components of IMS, and the technologies and products that support IMS connectivity, are explained in detail in IMS Integration and Connectivity Across the Enterprise (see link below).
Total cost of ownership (TCO): IT architects and application design and development teams have many opportunities available related to modernization and enterprise integration challenges. The key challenge is developing solutions that combine stability, high availability, capacity, and performance, while simplifying application development and reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO).
IMS ODBM, IMS Open Transaction Manager Access (OTMA), and IMS Enterprise Suite integrate with other IBM software to create interconnected, intelligent systems that redefine Enterprise, lower your TCO, and deliver the qualities of service that you demand.
Join us: Our view is that integration and connectivity is an exciting journey. Join us.
Today’s blog posting is from an IBM Redbooks publication project that was led by Paolo Bruni, an IMS Information Management Project Leader at the International Technical Support Organization (ITSO) based in the Silicon Valley Lab. He has authored several IBM Redbooks publications about IMS and related tools. During his many years with IBM, in development and in the field, Paolo has worked mostly on database systems.
IMS Integration and Connectivity Across the Enterprise
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.0 Reporting on IMS
Mainframe software for IBM System z
IBM Software events
White paper: IMS 13 Fast Path Performance Testing: High Volume Transaction Processing