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IMS IMS Database Value Unit Edition (VUE) IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition (VUE)

The traditional pairing of IMS Database Manager and IMS Transaction Manager offered as a monthly licensed system.

Efficiently manage growth with this right-size IMS data server solution offered with one-time charge pricing.

IMS Transaction Management processing with a cost-effective way to manage business growth and new applications or workloads on IBM Z.

Monthly licensed version
One-time charge price metric based on Value Units
One-time charge price metric based on Value Units

Qualified workloads

Qualified workloads

Continuous access to the latest features
Continuous access to the latest features
Continuous access to the latest features
Access to a wide spectrum of educational materials
Access to a wide spectrum of educational materials
Access to a wide spectrum of educational materials
World class personalized support

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Frequently asked questions

How much does IMS cost?

Monthly license charges (MLC) apply to many IBM Z software products, including IMS.  Pricing and terms and conditions for MLC products are based on the pricing metric you select. MLC pricing metrics can roughly be grouped into two categories: full capacity based pricing metrics and sub-capacity capable pricing metrics.

Can we use one-time charge pricing for one product and the monthly license charge for the other?

No. Both components of IMS must use the same pricing metric. They can either both be MLC or both be OTC.

For example: if you use both IMS Database Manager and IMS Transaction Manager, you cannot use the one-time charge (OTC) pricing metric for one and the monthly license charge (MLC) pricing metric for the other.

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