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By Bill Huynh and Sanjay Kaliyur IMS is a very stable and reliable product. We take pride in IMS’s ability to stay up and to keep your critical business applications running. But in those moments when ...
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Monitoring security and adhering to compliance standards are increasingly challenging for our customers, who tell us that gathering and validating evidence to demonstrate compliance for audits is a significant ...
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DDL (Data Definition Language), a subset of SQL, is used for creating, modifying, and deleting database-related objects in relational database management systems. DDL provides for three easy-to-use and ...
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IMS™ has been around for over half a century and some of the top fortune 100 companies continue to use IMS including many of the top banks worldwide. There is a distinct reason why this continues to be ...
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When you start to look closer at how IMS plays a role in the hybrid cloud, it is crystal clear that IMS already is a strong presence and player in this landscape. Consisting of two primary products in ...
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Some 2000 customers worldwide use IBM® IMS™. And not just on a small scale: banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, hospitals, automobile manufacturers, airplane manufacturing companies, telephone ...
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Take the latest self-paced course from IMS: IMS System Programming: Database and Transaction Management So, what do IMS system programmers actually do? Quite a bit, but this course will describe ...
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When your IMS restart is taking a long time, have you wondered if restart is doing anything or whether it is hung? To help answer those questions, IMS introduced an IMS restart log read progress message ...
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Have you ever needed to import a only subset of application package DBDs and/or PSBs from the IMS staging directory but had to wait until all of the application packages were ready to be imported? Too ...
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Take more control of importing your IMS database resources—no more waiting for directory scans to validate associated PSBs! For IMS 15 and later, we added a new NOCHECK option, delivered in APAR PH09142/PTF ...
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Good news! 31-bit COBOL can now talk to 64-bit Java in IMS Do you need 64-bit Java applications to run in the same environments as 31-bit COBOL applications? If so, IMS has a great new enhancement! ...
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Is your business growing? Do you need to store higher volumes of data in IBM® IMS databases? And are you concerned about how you will manage these large databases? Well, your friends at the IBM IMS lab ...
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Have you ever wondered how IBM z/OS Connect (z/OS Connect) performs when paired with a blazingly fast IBM IMS? We, the IMS Performance team based out of the IBM Silicon Valley Lab, embarked on a journey ...
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It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s IMS 15.2! IMS 15.2, the first continuous delivery release, has arrived bringing along new key features to streamline your digital transformation journey into the cloud. ...
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New IMS website: IMS Central!

Announcing a new one-stop shop website for IBM® Information Management System (IMS) innovations, education, and customer engagement https://ibm.biz/IMS-Central What is it? It's an easy-to-use ...
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Application Trace Facility (ATF) is an important DevOps tool across the IMS environment. Available through OMEGAMON for IMS 5.5, it enables tracing of DL/I calls as well as ESAF API calls such as DB2 SQL ...
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Check out the new IMS Fast Path course ! Why use IMS Fast Path? Use IMS Fast Path to improve performance for simple transactions. When you have a high transaction volume with rapid database updates ...
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By Kevin Stewart, Sanjay Kaliyur, and Jack Yuan For most IMS customers, corporate audit standards require the use of an external security manager like RACF for all Z systems security. Using the same ...
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New IMS Shared Queues course! Shared queues are a set of IMS message queues that can be shared between multiple IMS subsystems in a parallel sysplex. OK, but what do you get when you implement ...
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With business focused on their #digitaltransformation and planning as they look to deploy #hybridcloud solutions, just how to they approach unlocking the value of existing application and data ...
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