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IBM Announces the Quality Partnership Program for IMS 14

On October 7, IBM announced the planned start of the Quality Partnership Program (QPP) for its premier enterprise database and transaction processing system, IMS. The client partners in the QPP represent the leading-edge IMS users, those who leverage the strategic features of IMS to support their business objectives. Their efforts help to ensure the ongoing performance and quality long associated with IMS.

IMS Goes Mobile!

The IMS mobile solution is a no-charge offering that provides a RESTful endpoint to access IMS transactions. The solution allows you to model, assemble, publish, and test IMS transactions as REST/JSON services. These services can be consumed by mobile and cloud applications, which can access IMS assets on z/OS in a secure, managed, governed, and optimized way.


In a technological era in which the critical nature of Enterprise IT is sometimes overlooked due to the hyperbole around social messaging volumes, this milestone reminds us that our clients' data, and everything it represents, is the infrastructure upon which your business is built.

A History of Leadership

April 23, 1987. IBM Santa Teresa Lab, San Jose, California. A single IMS system is benchmarked at 1012 TPS. The project, code named ONEKAY, was known only to the IMS Performance team at the lab and a few engineers across IBM who made improvements to their products so this mainframe milestone could be achieved. Why a secret? It was not supposed to happen. IMS was a 20-year old product intending to reclaim its greatness at a time when the industry was becoming enamored with enterprise relational database systems (RDBMS), this despite the fact that the benchmark for an SQL database in 1987 topped out at 208 TPS, roughly one-fifth of the IMS benchmark.

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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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