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Our 90-day development cycles require enormous flexibility at the architectural level, and the ability to bring new products to market very rapidly. The maturity of IMS on IBM zEnterprise makes it the ideal platform for achieving this speed to market.

Jay Prag, CIO Hogan Channels at FNB

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After nearly 50 years of development, IMS still remains a key component of mission critical applications across a wide range of organizations throughout the world.

Colin White, BI Research

We rolled out IMS...in our production environment before it reached GA...Because we’ve had such a long relationship with IBM, we know we can rely on them to give us innovative solutions.

Andreas Wagner, First Line Manager, GAD


Why IMS


IBM IMS delivers the highest OLTP performance, strategic integration capabilities, and rock-solid reliance for your data

IBM Information Management System (IMS), built on IBM System z, is the lowest cost transaction and hierarchical database management system for mission critical OLTP. With a TPS benchmark topping 117K, IBM IMS provides industrial strength capabilities for both managing and distributing data. It delivers the highest levels of availability, performance, security, and scalability in the industry. Expansive integration capabilities enable mobile and cloud applications based on IMS assets, enhanced analytics, new application development, SOA exploitation, and more.

IBM IMS. What would you do with 100,000 transactions per second? Learn more.

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Colin White

The Role of IMS in Today’s Enterprise

This new analyst report on IMS, by Colin White from BI Research, looks at the role of IMS in today’s highly complex IT environment and examines how organizations can integrate IMS into an open and flexible enterprise IT infrastructure that can evolve as technology changes.

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IBM’s IMS — Myths, Realities, and Opportunities

Learn more about IMS and it being ready for the next evolution of mainframe enterprise computing.

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IMS 13 Migration Workshop

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IMS 13 and IMS Enterprise Suite 3.1

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