IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - (Page 16)

IT Today Addressing IT challenges worldwide Fit for the Future New IMS 12 offers flexibility and support for business growth By Sandy Sherrill T he IMS* 12 era has arrived, and with it comes a release that builds even more performance into what is arguably the fastest database-management system (DBMS) on the market. IMS on System z* manages one of the largest bases of mission-critical applications and critical operational data in the world. Architected for Performance IMS 12 was designed to lower costs through simplification, growth enablement and business flexibility. Because it’s built on the IBM System z platform, which continues to offer the highest levels of virtualization in the industry, you can enjoy synergy with other System z components. IMS 12 helps organizations manage IT’s top-three challenges: reducing cost, improving service and reducing risk. With it, you can continue to trust IMS with your most important business asset: operational data. From its performance gains to its key integration points across the robust IBM portfolio, IMS 12 is truly fit for your future. 16 N OV E M B E R / D ECE M B E R 2 011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011
On the Web
Editor’s Desk: Cool Again
Insider: With the Right Strategy and Tools, Businesses Can Capitalize on Big Data
IT Today: New IMS 12 Offers Flexibility and Support for Business Growth
Focus on Storage: IBM Health Checker Adds Features to Maintain Best Practices
Trends: Emerging Enterprises Know System z Can Help Them Compete Globally
Cover Story:The Mainframe is Entering New Markets and Encouraging New Uses
Feature: System z Delivers a Solid Platform for Mission-Critical Business Applications
Feature: Speed and Scalability Give the z196 the Extra Kick to Excel at Any Workload
Developer: While Critical to Success, Project Scoping Is Often Overlooked
Tech Corner: Systems Director SDK Leverages Language-Independent REST
Resources: Advertisers’ Index
Stop Run: Miguel Gallego’s Love of Building Things Led Him to a Career as an IMS Enterprise Architect
Reference Point

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011