IMS Connect is an integrated TCP/IP gateway for IMS. With IMS Connect, you can create user-written applications to access IMS data and transaction services from any TCP/IP client. IMS Connect also supports callout from IMS applications to outside services.
The IMS Enterprise Suite Connect API for Java provides IMS Connect client applications with a streamlined interface for interacting with IMS through IMS Connect. You can develop IMS Connect client applications in the Java programming language. IMS Connect API for Java simplifies the process of writing a client application for IMS Connect with easy methods for managing socket connections and the IMS Connect interaction protocols.
IMS Connect API for Java is ideal for developing light-weight IMS Connect client applications, and for integrating IMS Connect into your existing enterprise communication framework. You can find more information about the IMS Connect API for Java in the IBM Knowledge Center.