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Support open integration technologies to enable new application development and extend access to IMS transactions and data
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IBM IMS™ Enterprise Suite provides user-friendly standard interfaces, simplifies IMS metadata generation, eases application development, and expands IMS access. IMS Enterprise Suite is available to IMS customers at no additional cost.

One of the key components in the suite is IMS Explorer for Development (IMS Explorer), which speeds IMS application programming and database definition tasks. IMS Explorer is updated in the IMS Enterprise Suite 3.3 release to support cross-product integration with other Eclipse V4.6 Neon-based products to streamline application development, testing, debugging, and deployment. 

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Benefits Single GUI

Standardized interfaces for multiple functionalities.


Available for both z/OS® and distributed systems.


Supports application development, database queries and more.

IMS Enterprise Suite components
IMS Explorer for Development

IMS Explorer for Development (also known as IMS Explorer) simplifies IMS application development tasks with this Eclipse-based graphical tool. Use the IMS Explorer to display and edit IMS databases, segments, fields and more. Delivered through the IBM Explorer for z/OS® Aqua platform, IMS Explorer can work with other Eclipse-based products to support application development cycle. Install IMS Explorer from the mainframe development tools download site.

IMS Explorer overview

IMS SOAP Gateway

Allows you to get more value from your trusted IMS application assets in an SOA environment, without requiring any changes to your business logic. With SOAP Gateway, your IMS applications can call out to web services, or be called from web services, independent of platform, environment, programming language, or programming model. IMS SOAP Gateway runs on z/OS and can be ordered through Shopz (PID 5655-TDA).

IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway

IMS Connect API for Java

Extends connectivity of distributed platforms to IMS and simplifies application development for stand-alone, user-written IMS Connect clients. IMS Connect API for Java is supported on z/OS, Linux on distributed platforms and Windows systems.

IMS Enterprise Suite Connect API for Java

IMS Data Provider for Microsoft .NET

With the IBM IMS Data Provider for Microsoft .NET, you can use standard SQL queries to access IMS data from .NET applications. It simplifies development of Microsoft .NET applications that are written in C#, Visual Basic, and other ADO.NET-compliant languages to access IMS data. 

IMS Data Provider for Microsoft .NET
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