Thanks to Barbara Klein for pulling together a team to update the very useful first edition of this book. As you may know, many top companies in the world still run successful IMS data management systems, and this isn’t likely to change. This book will bring everyone up to date with the current release of IMS Version 12 and will be helpful to any new people joining an IMS team.
The decision at this point is to only produce an e-version of the book. If there is sufficient demand, a print run will be produced as well. You can get the following types: Kindle, epub, PDF.
Here’s more about the book:
An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System, 2nd Edition
IBM’s definitive one-stop guide to IMS Version 12, 11, and 10: for every IMS DBA, developer, and system programmer
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Over 90% of Fortune 1000 companies rely on IBM’s Information Management System (IMS) for their most critical IBM System z data management needs: 50,000,000,000+ transactions run through IMS databases every day. What's more, IBM continues to upgrade IMS: Versions 12, 11, and 10 meet today’s business challenges more flexibly and at lower cost than ever before. In An Introduction to IMS, Second Edition, leading IBM experts present the definitive technical introduction to these versions of IMS.
More than a complete tutorial, this book provides up-to-date examples, cases, problems, solutions, and a complete glossary of IMS terminology. Prerequisite reading for the current IBM IMS Mastery Certificate Program, it reflects major recent enhancements such as dynamic information generation; new access, interoperability and development tools; improved SOA support, and much more. Whether you’re a DBA, database developer, or system programmer, it brings together all the knowledge you’ll need to succeed with IMS in today’s mission-critical environments.
- What IMS is, how it works, how it has evolved, and how it fits into modern enterprise IT architectures
- Providing secure access to IMS via IMS-managed application programs
- Understanding how IMS and z/OS work together to use hardware and software more efficiently
- Setting up, running, and maintaining IMS
- Running IMS Database Manager: using the IMS Hierarchical Database Model, sharing data, and reorganizing databases
- Understanding, utilizing, and optimizing IMS Transaction Manager
- IMS application development: programming IMS Database and Transaction Managers, editing and formatting messages, and programming applications in Java
- IMS system administration: the IMS system definition process, customizing IMS4, security, logging, IMS0 operations, database and system recovery, and more
- IMS in Parallel Sysplex environments: ensuring high availability, providing adequate capacity, and balancing workloads
About the Authors
Barbara Klein, responsible for the strategy and introduction of new IMS capabilities, has held various positions in IBM Planning, Design, Development, Assurance, Systems Engineering, Marketing, and Management.
Diane Goff, IBM IMS Advanced Technical Skills Senior I/T Specialist, has presented IMS topics at technical conferences and seminars, worked with IMS customers, and provided System z hardware and software support.
John Butterweck, IBM Worldwide IMS Technical Support Team member, specializes in assisting customers with IMS installation and maintenance.
Kenny Blackman, IBM Certified IT Specialist - IMS Advanced Technical Skills, consults on IMS connectivity, IMS application modernization and System z integration architectures, and presents IMS topics at technical conferences and seminars.
Margaret Wilson, now retired from IBM, spent more than 20 years of her IBM career working with IMS and IMS Tools, testing IMS software, teaching IMS basics, and marketing IMS Tools.
Moira McFadden Lanyi has been the Technical Editor, Terminologist, and Information Architect for the IMS Information Development team since 2003, and has also worked as a Visual Designer and Project Manager at IBM.
Rick Long, IMS Development Level 2 Database Support Team member since 2002, began with IMS in the late 1970s working in various programming and database administration roles.
Sandy Sherrill, IMS Worldwide Market Manager, has spent more than 20 years working on IMS teams.
Steve Nathan has 38 years of experience as an IMS developer, application analyst, DBA, systems programmer, and performance tuner. He has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 Support since 2003.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Part I: Overview of IMS
Chapter 1 IMS: Then and Now
Chapter 2 Overview of the IMS Product
Chapter 3 Access to and from IMS
Chapter 4 IMS and z/OS
Chapter 5 Setting Up and Running IMS
Part II: IMS Database Manager
Chapter 6 Overview of the IMS Database Manager
Chapter 7 Overview of the IMS Hierarchical Database Model
Chapter 8 Implementing the IMS Hierarchical Database Model
Chapter 9 Data Sharing
Chapter 10 The Database Reorganization Process
Chapter 11 The Database Recovery Process
Part III: IMS Transaction Manager
Chapter 12 Overview of the IMS Transaction Manager
Chapter 13 How IMS TM Processes Input
Part IV: IMS Application Development
Chapter 14 Application Programming Overview
Chapter 15 Application Programming for the IMS Database Manager
Chapter 16 Application Programming for the IMS Transaction Manager
Chapter 17 Editing and Formatting Messages
Chapter 18 Application Programming in Java
Part V: IMS System Administration
Chapter 19 The IMS System Definition Process
Chapter 20 Customizing IMS
Chapter 21 IMS Security
Chapter 22 IMS Logging
Chapter 23 Database Recovery Control Facility
Chapter 24 Operating IMS
Chapter 25 IMS System Recovery
Chapter 26 IBM IMS Tools
Part VI: IMS in a Parallel Sysplex Environment
Chapter 27 Introduction to Parallel Sysplex
Chapter 28 IMSplexes and the IMS Common Service Layer
Part VII: Appendixes
Appendix A Glossary
Appendix B Notices