2013 IBM zEnterprise Technology Summit

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Track 3: IMS: The Revolution/Evolution Continues

Developed for: IMS DBAs, database architects and administrators

Agenda
Time Session Title
8:30 a.m. Introduction and welcome
8:40 a.m. The IMS value proposition
9:40 a.m. Break
9:50 a.m. What every enterprise architect needs to know about the evolution of IMS
10:50 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Accelerate IMS application modernization with new integration capabilities
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Next-level solutions with IMS and Java™ on System z
2:00 p.m. Break
2:10 p.m. Improve data sharing management with IMS Sysplex Manager
3:10 p.m. Break
3:20 p.m. Slow response time in your mixed environment? We have the solution
4:20 p.m. Close

Abstract

8:40 a.m. - The IMS value proposition

The value proposition around IMS Database, IMS Transaction Manager and IMS Enterprise Suite is growing. From its unchallenged position as premier OLTP engine, to its extensive qualities of service, to its expansive integration capabilities, IMS is perfectly suited as the heartbeat of your IT infrastructure. In this session, you will gain a new appreciation for the value proposition that IMS provides, learn about the benefits offered by the current release of IMS 12 and Enterprise Suite 2.2, and get a preview of what is to come with IMS 13.


9:50 a.m. - What every enterprise architect needs to know about the evolution of IMS

Designed to handle mission-critical applications quickly and reliably, IMS is often given little attention by enterprise architects precisely because it is trouble-free. Key integration and access points now enable IMS assets to provide high value as part of a distributed, multitier architecture. IMS clients can integrate existing IMS data and transactions into their enterprise architecture, often without required changes, to grow the business, reduce costs, and meet or beat IT objectives. This session reviews the things that matter most to enterprise architects and shares how IMS can center an IT infrastructure, enabling it for a growing portfolio of emerging technology and strategic initiatives.


11:00 a.m. - Accelerate IMS application modernization with new integration capabilities

Have you started your IMS application modernization, and are you ready to identify next steps and longer-term strategies? This session will highlight the latest enhancements that are designed to make IMS 12 and the Enterprise Suite your keys to successful application modernization: IMS Open Database and the IMS catalog, the IMS Enterprise Suite components of TM Resource Adapter, SOAP Gateway, and more. These points of IMS integration across your enterprise can offer capabilities such as database visualization, query tooling, data insight and analytics – your keys to application modernization success.


1:00 p.m. - Next-level solutions with IMS and Java on System z

Support for Java has grown significantly over several releases of IMS, to such an extent that several key enterprise clients worldwide have implemented successful solutions using Java on System z with IMS. When used together, IMS, Java and System z can make it easier to efficiently design and construct traditional mainframe applications, web applications and integrated SOA-based composites. You can enhance existing applications and create new ones in a more productive manner, not only with Java but also with COBOL, PL/I, C, C++, High-Level Assembler and more. This session will highlight the latest capabilities in this space, plus some specific IMS client implementations that will inspire you to plan your own.


2:10 p.m. - Improve data sharing management with IMS Sysplex Manager

IMS has been a reliable component of your enterprise for decades, but there are always new ways to improve its performance, including better transaction scheduling and data sharing. How much more effective IMS administration would be if you could easily identify and resolve problems in IMS databases with non-disruptive solutions? Learn what the IMS Sysplex Manager can do for your enterprise.


3:20 p.m. - Slow response time in your mixed environment? We have the solution

Modern applications frequently interact with external subsystems and use system services, making it difficult to pinpoint the cause of a problem. Users might report slow response time from IMS, but you suspect that other systems are responsible. For example, what appears to be an IMS performance problem could be a CICS, DB2, WebSphere® or z/OS performance problem. Where do you find the data needed for transaction analysis? And then, how do you correlate performance data in IMS with activity in these other systems in order to discover the cause of the slow response time?


4:20 p.m. - Close




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