BN.com Gift Guide

An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System

Overview

IBM’s definitive one-stop guide to IMS Version 12, 11, and 10: for every IMS DBA, developer, and system programmer

Over 90% of Fortune 1000 companies rely on IBM’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 lower cost than ever before. In An ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $44.09   
  • New (7) from $44.09   
  • Used (1) from $49.55   
An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$27.49
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$47.99 List Price

Overview

IBM’s definitive one-stop guide to IMS Version 12, 11, and 10: for every IMS DBA, developer, and system programmer

Over 90% of Fortune 1000 companies rely on IBM’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 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 Certificate 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 environments.

Coverage includes

  • 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 databases
  • Understanding, utilizing, and optimizing IMS Transaction Manager
  • IMS application development: programming IMS Database and Transaction Managers, editing and formatting messages, and programming applications in Java
  • IMS system administration: the IMS system definition process, customizing IMS4, security, logging, IMS0 operations, database and system recovery, and more
  • IMS in Parallel Sysplex environments: ensuring high availability, providing adequate capacity, and balancing workloads
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132886871
  • Publisher: IBM Press
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 567
  • Sales rank: 1,144,301
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Klein, responsible for the strategy and introduction of new IMS capabilities, has held various positions in IBM Planning, Design, Development, Assurance, Systems Engineering, Marketing, and Management.

Diane Goff, IBM IMS Advanced Technical Skills Senior I/T Specialist, has presented IMS topics at technical conferences and seminars, worked with IMS customers, and provided System z hardware and software support.

John Butterweck, IBM Worldwide IMS Technical Support Team member, specializes in assisting customers with IMS installation and maintenance.

Kenny Blackman, IBM Certified IT Specialist - IMS Advanced Technical Skills, consults on IMS connectivity, IMS application modernization and System z integration architectures, and presents IMS topics at technical conferences and seminars.

Margaret Wilson, now retired from IBM, spent more than 20 years of her IBM career working with IMS and IMS Tools, testing IMS software, teaching IMS basics, and marketing IMS Tools.

Moira McFadden Lanyi has been the Technical Editor, Terminologist, and Information Architect for the IMS Information Development team since 2003, and has also worked as a Visual Designer and Project Manager at IBM.

Rick Long, IMS Development Level 2 Database Support Team member since 2002, began with IMS in the late 1970s working in various programming and database administration roles.

Sandy Sherrill, IMS Worldwide Market Manager, has spent more than 20 years working on IMS teams.

Steve Nathan has 38 years of experience as an IMS developer, application analyst, DBA, systems programmer, and performance tuner. He has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 Support since 2003.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the Authors

Part I: Overview of IMS

Chapter 1 IMS: Then and Now

Chapter 2 Overview of the IMS Product

Chapter 3 Access to and from IMS

Chapter 4 IMS and z/OS

Chapter 5 Setting Up and Running IMS

Part II: IMS Database Manager

Chapter 6 Overview of the IMS Database Manager

Chapter 7 Overview of the IMS Hierarchical Database Model

Chapter 8 Implementing the IMS Hierarchical Database Model

Chapter 9 Data Sharing

Chapter 10 The Database Reorganization Process

Chapter 11 The Database Recovery Process

Part III: IMS Transaction Manager

Chapter 12 Overview of the IMS Transaction Manager

Chapter 13 How IMS TM Processes Input

Part IV: IMS Application Development

Chapter 14 Application Programming Overview

Chapter 15 Application Programming for the IMS Database Manager

Chapter 16 Application Programming for the IMS Transaction Manager

Chapter 17 Editing and Formatting Messages

Chapter 18 Application Programming in Java

Part V: IMS System Administration

Chapter 19 The IMS System Definition Process

Chapter 20 Customizing IMS

Chapter 21 IMS Security

Chapter 22 IMS Logging

Chapter 23 Database Recovery Control Facility

Chapter 24 Operating IMS

Chapter 25 IMS System Recovery

Chapter 26 IBM IMS Tools

Part VI: IMS in a Parallel Sysplex Environment

Chapter 27 Introduction to Parallel Sysplex

Chapter 28 IMSplexes and the IMS Common Service Layer

Part VII: Appendixes

Appendix A Glossary

Appendix B Notices

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)