IMS Transaction Manager details
COBOL and Java™ Interoperability
Accelerate application modernization with COBOL and Java interoperability by extending existing 31-bit IMS COBOL applications or write new applications with Java in 64-bit mode.
Open Transaction Manager Access (OTMA) enhanced storage management
Applications with heavy OTMA transaction processing will have reduced storage requirements including enhanced TPIPE storage management.
IMS support for z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator
Reduce time to identify and resolve anomalies based on unified workload insights.
Pervasive encryption for IMS OSAM Databases: 64-bit support
Modifications to OSAM Media Manager support 64-bit addresses, which mitigate 31-bit storage constraints.
Performance enhancement for IMS TM and Db2 customers using RACF
System programmers can make RACF® calls at a region level for IMS transactions being sent to Db2®.
Do not stop IMS Fast Path transaction and program on application abend
Provides the option to prevent an IMS transaction and program running in a message-driven IFP region from stopping after an application abend.
Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) hex and binary literal support
Provides hex and binary literal support in SQL queries running against the IMS Universal Drivers.
IBM Z Security and Compliance Center
IMS coupled with IBM Z Security and Compliance Center running on IBM® z16™ streamlines your compliance workflow and removes the ambiguity from audits.
IMS Database Manager details
IMS Native z/OS DDL utility
IMS 15.3 makes it easier to use or submit DDL without the need for IMS Connect and Open Database Manager (ODBM).
Database Recovery Control (DBRC) facility staging directory command support
Provides the ability to register a new database with DBRC and verify changes before importing changes to the active directory.
Non-structural catalog changes without an outage
Users in an IMS managed application control block (ACB) environment now have the ability to implement non-structural changes to the IMS catalog without having to take the catalog offline.
Catalog purge utility
Ability to purge non-active and non-pending instances from the catalog while IMS is online so there is no sacrifice to availability.
IMS catalog API enhancement
Simplifies access to IMS metadata through enhanced catalog API capabilities.
Increase of Data Entry Database (DEDB) areas
Manage larger workloads and store up to 5x more data in a single DEDB.
DDL audit trail in readable format
Ability to collect audit information related to changes made to IMS metadata using DDL, so you can view exactly what resource changes were made by whom and when, in an easily readable form.
General Sequential Access Method (GSAM) Library Build utility
Provides the ability for IMS users of managed ACBs to create GSAM database descriptors (DBDs) and program specification blocks (PSBs) that contain GSAM PCBs and sources of them using the IMS Catalog Library Builder utility.
IMS 15 requires the following minimum version, release or modification levels (as long as those versions remain available and supported by IBM):
- IBM z/OS and IBM Z® systems processor
- IBM Db2®, IBM CICS®, IBM WebSphere® MQ and IBM WebSphere Application Server
IMS 15 runs only in z/Architecture® mode on an IBM System z10® processor or higher.
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