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Analyst reports 

IDC Opinion - A Platform for Enterprise Data Services: The Proven Power and Flexibility of IMS from IBM

This white paper was prepared using data collected from IBM briefings and materials, interviews with a number of high-end IMS users, and background knowledge gleaned from many years of IDC research on the subject of large-scale database management.

Last updated: 16 Oct 2009

The Clipper Group: IBM's IMS - Myths Realities and Opportunities

This Analyst report was prepared by Stephen D. Bartlett, Analyst for The Clipper Group. In this report, he identifies a number of myths about the viability of IMS, and presents compelling evidence that shatters these myths and shows IMS as essential to enterprise IT.

Last updated: 14 Aug 2009

Announcement letters 

IBM discontinued service for IMS Version 10 on November 12, 2012 (see announcement letter 911-147)

Software service discontinuance: Selected System z products — Some replacements available

Last updated: 02 Aug 2012

Enhanced DB2 and IMS Tools to help better manage your database environments

Updates and enhancements to DB2 Tools and IMS Tools are available to help with Database Administration,Recovery Management,Recovery Management,Application Management,and Utilities.

Last updated: 08 May 2012

Preview: IBM IMS 12 Transaction and Database Servers

The next release of IMS (version 12) offers extremely high performance and availability at a very low cost per transaction. Key benefits include: lower operating costs, simplified interfaces to ease operations, and enhanced capabilities to support growth.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2010


IBM Redbooks for IMS

IBM Redbooks provide positioning and value guidance, installation and implementation experiences, typical solution scenarios, and step-by-step how-to guidelines for IMS and other IBM products. They often include sample code and other technical support materials.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2011

Case studies 

EVRY ... Enabling financial services clients to meet growing demand for credit and debit card transactions

To maintain its position as a leading provider of managed services to large financial services companies in Norway, EVRY replaced its existing mainframes with three IBM zEnterprise EC12 servers - enabling it to meet ten percent yearly growth in transaction volumes.

Last updated: 19 Sep 2013

GAD upgrades database systems to boost power and productivity ... IT staff migrates to IBM DB2 10 and IBM IMS 12 software to modernize its banking infrastructure

Enables lower computing costs by improving CPU efficiency through faster memory access and shorter processor times, improving its ability to grow the company without having to invest in additional CPU capacity.

Last updated: 29 Aug 2012

BNP Paribas: Building robust and secure information management solutions to grow [Video] ... How IBM System z is helping BNP Paribas streamline IMS transactions for the French banking industry

Watch the video to see how System z and other IBM products provide BNP Paribas with a secure, high-availability system with scalability for the future.

Last updated: 30 Apr 2012

Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa manages a major acquisition ... With smarter computing from IBM

In an ongoing project with IBM and the IT company owned by BBK, the company embarked on a journey towards smarter computing. Leveraging sophisticated virtualization technology and highly reliable backup techniques, BBK has ensured that the process of merging CajaSur’s infrastructure is painless and cost-effic...

Last updated: 11 Jul 2011

General Solar Power (Yantai) Co., Ltd. ... Building a smarter production line with a Manufacturing Execution System

Solar technology manufacturing company ensures traceability and quality control in a new plant through real-time sensors in a Manufacturing Execution System implemented by IBM Global Business Services.

Last updated: 30 Aug 2010


Learn how to combine backup and recovery resources to reduce your time and data loss in case of a disaster - and more

Learn how to combine backup and recovery resources to reduce your time and data loss in case of a disaster - and more

Last updated: 13 Jun 2012


Settling IMS database exceptions via the Tools Base Administration Console for z/OS

This article shows you how to manage a group of IMS™ databases, and how to troubleshoot problems when a database has an exception. The IBM® Tools Base Administration Console for z/OS® displays exceptions and statistical information, offering powerful tools to help you manage the health of your resources.

Last updated: 08 Dec 2011


IMS - Fit for the Future!

IMS continues to provide value across your enterprise

Last updated: 19 May 2011

Product documentation 

IMS Product Library - Version 13

Get IMS 13 documentation in HTML and PDF book formats in the IBM Publications Center.

Last updated: 23 Dec 2013

Automating and Simplifying IMS Database Monitoring

Learn how the IMS Database Solution Pack, the IMS Fast Path Solution Pack and the IBM® Tools Base for z/OS® can help automate and simplify your IMS database monitoring.

Last updated: 15 Aug 2012

IMS Product Library - Version 12

Get IMS Version 12 documentation in HTML and PDF book formats in the IBM Publications Center.

Last updated: 31 May 2012

IMS Tools Solution Packs Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about IMS Tools Solution Packs? This document answers frequently asked questions and provides tips that help optimize your IMS Tools solution packs.

Last updated: 14 May 2012

IMS Product Library - Version 11

This library provides links to IMS Version 11 documentation, which is available in PDF book format in the IBM Publications Center and in HTML and PDF book formats in the information center. The IMS Messages and Codes books are also available in BookManager format in the IBM Publications Center.

Last updated: 01 May 2010

White papers 

Migrating to a new version of IMS with the help of IMS Cloning Tool

Learn how you can avoid surprises and delays during your IMS migration, using the IBM IMS Cloning Tool to quickly refresh data and test environments. By maintaining exact replicas of your production environments that accurately reflect production characteristics, your risks are reduced.

Last updated: 15 Feb 2013

Coordinated DB2 and IMS Application Recovery

Learn how to recover a DB2 and IMS application to a consistent point in time with the combined resources of DB2 Recovery Expert for z/OS and IMS Recovery Expert for z/OS -- using both DB2 objects and IMS databases for high quality results.

Last updated: 04 Oct 2012

IBM IMS Tools Autonomics and Modernization: Putting Information to Work

Find out about the latest developments in the IBM Corporation's evolution of IMS and IMS Tools. This paper covers new enhancements to the IMS Tools portfolio – powerful features that move IMS database administration toward automation, freeing up database administration skills for more important tasks, and more.

Last updated: 19 Apr 2012