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What is IBM IMS?

IBM IMS, for Information Management System, is a database and transaction server.

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It was initially used as a DB / DC and it is now used only as a DB for older legacy applications, and its reconstruction and migration to DB2 is underway. Surely the process has to speed up because colleagues too grow old with IMS.
  • Security
  • Reliability
  • Big volume of data and good performance
  • Certainly, not being a DB relational penalizes its use
  • It should be more flexible
  • Open up to more recent languages
We have built a database of a network of bank branches with all the needs of security and recovery/restart. It requires knowledge of obsolete maintenance languages and perhaps it is too rigid in the schemes.
  • The investment made about 20 years ago that has been fully repaid
  • Reliability and security of investments
  • Unfortunately, it is quite outdated and therefore maintenance costs are higher because the skills are not always available.
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Essentially, for a question of reliability and scalability, the performance has always been of an enterprise level. The utilities are efficient and effective.
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