’s Definitive One-Stop Guide to Versions 12, 11, and 10: for Every DBA, Developer, and System
Over 90% of the top Fortune? 1000 companies rely on’s Information Management System (IMS) for their most
critical IBM System z? data management needs: 50,000,000,000+ transactions run through IMS databases every day.
What’s more, IBM continues to upgrade IMS: Versions 12, 11, and 10 meet today’s business challenges more flexibly
and at a lower cost than ever before. In An Introduction to IMS, Second Edition, leading IBM experts present the
definitive technical introduction to these versions of IMS.
More than a complete tutorial, this book provides up-to-date examples, cases, problems, solutions, and a complete
glossary of IMS terminology. Prerequisite reading for the current IBM IMS Mastery Certification Program, it
reflects major recent enhancements such as dynamic information generation; new access, interoperability and
development tools; improved SOA support; and much more. Whether you’re a DBA, database developer, or system
programmer, it brings together all the knowledge you’ll need to succeed with IMS in today’s mission critical
What IMS is, how it works, how it has evolved, and how it fits into modern enterprise IT architectures
Providing secure access to IMS via IMS-managed application programs
Understanding how IMS and z/OS? work together to use hardware and software more efficiently
Setting up, running, and maintaining IMS
Running IMS Database Manager: using the IMS Hierarchical Database Model, sharing data, and reorganizing
Understanding, utilizing, and optimizing IMS Transaction Manager
IMS application development: application programming for the IMS Database and IMS Transaction Managers, editing
and formatting messages, and programming applications in Java?
IMS system administration: the IMS system definition process, customizing IMS, security, logging, IMS
operations, database and system recovery, and more
IMS in Parallel Sysplex? environments: ensuring high availability, providing adequate capacity, and balancing
Paperback: 567 pages
Publisher: IBM Press; 2nd edition (March 2012)