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Spark nodes running on or off the
IBM z* platform have easy access
to IMS data. Additionally, IMS
data can easily be fed into the
IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator,
which keeps the data on the
platform and offers effective
Other changes focus on core
functionalities, such as reducing
storage requirements, boosting
throughput, and enhancing
workload balancing and failover
protection. IMS 14 reduces 24-bit
storage consumption for Overflow
Sequential Access Method
(OSAM) and increases the size
of OSAM high-availability, large
database partitions, for example,
Core Values in Place
As our world continues
to transform, successful
organizations must too. CICS
TS V5.3 and IMS 14 enable
developers to use easily accessible
tools and their language of choice
to leverage existing enterprise
resources and create innovative
products and services. Even
with the changed computing
paradigm, certain needs remain
constant: When the customer API
calls, the platform must answer.
Whether the job is developing
new APIs, developing apps that
call the APIs or running APIs
for the larger community, the
z Systems platform delivers the
performance, availability and
rock-solid security users rely on.
"API consumers shouldn't ever
need to know nor care where
their API is ultimately landing,"
Charlet says. "What they do
care about is whether there's an
API that gets them what they
need and whether it scales and
whether it's always available.
That's where the z platform
Even with the emphasis on
changing market forces, legacy
workloads continue to run on mainframes around
the globe. The IBM and CICS and IMS teams remain
committed to ensuring those mission-critical
"We don't get too distracted by necessarily chasing
after every new thing at the expense of our core
values," Bohm notes. "Every release of every product
on the platform will always
continue to focus on pushing
qualities like security, resilience,
performance and scalability."
For CICS, IMS and z Systems,
the more things change, the more
some things stay the same.
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