IMS Primer

IBM Redbooks

IMS Primer

This redbook is called a primer, as it is intended to be an introductory book to help familiarize the reader with the basics of IMS. Much of the original content of this book was in an early IMS manual called the IMS Primer, which was discontinued a number of years ago.

This redbook will help you understand some of the basic functions of IMS. It also tries to position IMS with regard to some of the other IBM products, and it gives a broad understanding of the architecture of IMS. The book is meant as an overview of the IMS product. It contains general information on many of the features of IMS.

The first part of the book contains an overview of the transaction and database managers. This entails describing the basic function of each. It also includes an overview of how IMS interfaces with other products like the OS/390 operating system.

The second part of the book provides a more detailed explanation of the IMS Transaction Manager. It covers a detailed explanation of message processing. It also contains an introduction to the application programming interface to the IMS system.

The third part of the book provides a more detailed explanation of the IMS Database Manager. It starts out with some basic database concepts and includes the hierarchical model and how it is implemented in IMS. It provides some information on database design and choosing the right database types. It also includes an explanation of the database backup, recovery, and reorganization utilities.

The fourth part of the book explains application programming within the IMS environments. This includes both transaction and database programming interfaces as well as the message format services (MFS).

The fifth part of the book explains some basic IMS administration functions. These include database recovery (DBRC), RECON record information, IMS logging and the IMS system generation procedure.

This edition applies to IBM Information Management System (IMS), Transaction and Database Server for System 390 Program Number 5697-B89 for use with the OS/390 operating systems
Price: $48.00 $38.00
Pages: 298
Date Published: January 20, 2000
Author: IBM Redbooks
Product Number: SG24-5352-00
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