What is IMS?

IBM IMS™ is a hierarchical database management software system for online transaction processing (OLTP) and online batch processing.


IMS 15 uses pervasive encryption of data and reduces the cost of generating deep insights by keeping your data on IBM Z. Like IMS 14, IMS 15 comes with superlative performance, reliability, and serviceability.


IMS software editions

Open integration

Ease development and extend access to IMS transactions and data with open integration technologies.

Lower-cost workload management

Gain the performance benefits of IMS Transaction Manager and attractive pricing.

Lower-cost data serving

Use a high-speed, highly available IMS data server with an alternative, attractive pricing option.


IMS solution packs and tools

Enhance the performance and management of your IMS systems with database and transaction management tools.


Hear from a customer

Java and COBOL in the IMS environment is a good way to modernize the core applications on the mainframe.

Thomas Bauer, Computer Scientist, Fiducia & Gad IT AG


Events and webinars

See how IMS training, webinars and events help you stay informed and future-proof your skills.

Ordering from ShopZ

*In addition to using 5655-TDA as Product ID, select z/OS-Server Pack as Package Type and DBS - IMS as Group.