IMS Database Value Unit Edition for z/OS details

Highly available and scalable

Leverage the customized capabilities in IBM® IMS™ Database Value Unit Edition (DB VUE) to bring the leading-edge availability, security, and scalability of z/OS® to your mobile and analytics workloads. IMS data is also enabled as an analytics source for the IBM BigInsights® platform.

Proven performance and workload management

Achieve competitive advantage and cost savings using the unique, industry-leading virtualization and workload management capabilities of IMS and Z® systems. z/OSMF, now included with z/OS, makes management easy.

Cost effective access for new Java® or SQL applications

Make your COBOL programs more efficiently access IMS databases by leveraging IMS DB VUE support for SQL in COBOL programs. The Value Edition delivers native SQL processing in IMS, offers enhanced support for the Distributed Relational Database Architecture's (DRDA) distributed data management (DDM) command for native SQL, improving Open Database flows in IMS, and provides additional support for Java, SQL with tools that ease IMS development and access to data in IMS.

Flexibility and cost control across the z/OS platform

Combine IMS Database VUE with other available IBM Value Unit Editions, including IMS TM VUE, Db2® VUE, QMF VUE, MQ VUE, Enterprise COBOL VUE, and CICS® VUE. Together, they offer IBM Z systems clients the flexibility to grow their business efficiently and effectively while managing costs.