IMS Database Solution Pack components

IMS Administration Tool

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IBM® IMS™ Administration Tool centralizes the control of key functions for IMS database administrators, giving you the tools you need to manage IMS DBD and PSB resources.

IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution

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Improve database management by simplifying prefix resolution and update tasks. Reduce database reorganization elapsed time and CPU time with technology that resolves logically related database points fast while reducing resource consumption. Ensure pointer relationships are resolved and ready for production use after loading or reorganizing logically related databases.

IMS Database Reorganization Expert

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Automate the complex database diagnosis tasks needed to monitor database health and run reorganization jobs. When a database needs reorganization, IMS Database Reorganization Expert for z/OS automatically runs the reorganization job and sends you a status report. By using IMS Database Reorganization Expert, you can reduce the amount of work and expertise required for database reorganization tasks and drive higher productivity with reduced maintenance time and training costs.

IMS High Performance Unload

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Utilize high speed database unloading along with additional capabilities not found in the base utilities. Reduce CPU and run time for the unloading of IMS databases. Use an Application Programming Interface that allows certain customer applications to take advantage of the high speed-read engine.


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Improve the management and operation of the IMS HALDB environment. Help reduce administrative costs with a range of services to augment the operation of — and to ease the administration of — the HALDB environment.

IMS Index Builder

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Utilize an easy-to-use front end, one-step procedure for building all IMS indexes, avoiding the need to image copy index data sets. IMS Index Builder can help improve IMS availability and better utilize system resources. Use advanced technology for IMS Index recovery, maintenance and creation. Substantially reduce processing time compared to traditional methods involving image copies of index data sets.

IMS High Performance Image Copy

IMS High Performance Image Copy

Get high-speed database copy to rapidly back up and recover database data sets with IMS High Performance Image Copy. The tool can automatically take the database offline before making a batch image copy and restarting it after the process. The number of tapes used is reduced by stacking more than one image copy on the same tape. Image backups can be taken automatically during database reorganizations, enabling the use of databases immediately after they are reorganized.

IMS Library Integrity Utilities

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Get help validating, comparing, mapping, recovering, reporting and regenerating many IMS resources needed for operations. Ensures that the ACB (Application Control Block), DBD (Database Description), PSB (Program Specification Block) and MFS (Message Format Service) libraries are consistent and have full integrity.

IMS High Performance Load

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Improve performance for higher availability with high-speed loading of IMS databases. IMS High Performance Load saves you time and money by reducing the CPU and run time required for IMS database loading and reorganization. Other features include reports for performance tuning analysis, multiple file input formats, support for compressed formats, user control options, and exit capabilities.

IMS Online Reorganization Facility

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Perform a one-step reorganization of IMS databases with minimal impact to database availability, supporting internal logical relationships, secondary indexes, and HALDBs. Get full access to the database during a data reorganization, improving the overall database availability and reducing planned downtime.

IMS High Performance Pointer Checker

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Monitor space utilization to detect and get reports on physical or logical direct pointer problems. These reports pinpoint both the errors and their locations within the IMS database. You can also generate reports to better tune IMS databases and ensure that IMS databases are operational, well-tuned, and free of pointer errors.