Enhance the performance of your information management system.

IBM® Information Management System (IMS™) Tools provide on-demand, application-specific database management solutions. Designed to optimize data across your enterprise, IBM IMS Tools deliver the reliability and affordability you need to help increase the value of your IMS environment. The tools support each new version of IBM IMS as it becomes available, making it easy for you to migrate to the latest version while continuing to benefit from tools support.

IBM IMS Tools primarily deliver support and assistance in the following areas:

IBM IMS Tools Solution Packs

With the IMS Tools Solution Packs, the solutions you need are consolidated and integrated into a single, lower-cost offering. These offerings provide outstanding return-on-investment benefits and help reduce total cost of ownership while facilitating best practices and enabling growth.

Included with every IMS Tools Solution Pack is the IBM Tools Base for z/OS®, a no-charge, consolidated installation package. The package contains all IBM IMS Tools common infrastructure components, including Tools Base Administration Console, Tools Base Autonomics Director, IMS Tools Knowledge Base, IMS Tools Generic Exits, Policy Services, Distributed Access Infrastructure and IMS Hardware Data Compression Extended. These components automatically monitor database health, identify problems and investigate identified problems via a graphical interface.