IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 54

TECH CORNER | IMS

Master Digital
TRANSFORMATION
IBM IMS helps support innovation to stay competitive

H

ow many times have you asked someone, "What did we do before
smartphones?" Our memories of being put on hold from our landlines, filling
out forms (black ink only), and writing and mailing checks are fading. We
are now center stage in a digital transformation, which is happening so quickly we
don't have time to reminisce.

Sandy Sherrill is
worldwide market
manager for IBM
IMS database
management
at IBM and
responsible for the
market and launch
strategy for IMS.
Barry Baker is
director of IBM IMS
and IBM TPF.

The reality is that all of us, with
our various connected devices,
are the drivers for change in this
scenario. We have transformed
from customers willing to
wait in lines into empowered
consumers who expect nearimmediate responsiveness. Our
buying practices and associated
expectations have given rise to a
new era of business; remaining
competitive means continually
optimizing and innovating.
As data, cloud and engagement
continue to usher in new systems
that serve digital transformation,
IBM IMS* keeps pace, ensuring
you have the innovation required
to support your organization's
digital transformation.
IBM z Systems* has championed
innovation for decades. The IMS
strategy has been to align its
ongoing value proposition with
that innovation to optimize and
extend the value of your IMS
investment. Together with IMS 14
and IMS Enterprise Suite V3.2,
you can meet the digital demand,
as the IMS ecosystem is poised
for seamless integration across
multiple strategic initiatives.
Performance, scale,
availability and total cost of

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ownership (TCO) are not only
four key benefits IMS 14 and
Enterprise Suite 3.2 deliver, but
they are also part of the overall
IMS value proposition. IMS
14 offers improved workload
balancing, increased data set
sizes, dynamic database changes,
reduced need for GEN and
increased z Systems* Integrated
Information Processor (zIIP)
offload capabilities. The IMS
infrastructure value is further
extended into the realm of
analytics with support for
predictive in-transaction scoring
with SPSS* and Zementis.

Unmatched
Performance and Scale
When IMS 13 was released
in 2013, its performance
benchmark of 100,000-plus
transactions per second (ibm.
co/1ZCeumw) was heralded. That
same IMS Fast Path workload-on
IMS 14 and an equivalent IBM
zEnterprise* EC12-shows 15
to 34 percent better throughput
than on IMS 13. IMS is the very
definition of bespoke IT, capably
managing expansive workloads
driven by digital transformation.
The numbers for Java* on

IBM z13* are equally impressive:
up to 56 percent better
throughput than on comparable
Intel* systems.
IMS applications can also
benefit from z13* exploitation.
COBOL, PL/I and C/C++
compilers on z13 demonstrate
up to 17 percent performance
improvement, including 1.5x
performance gain for IMS COBOL
applications that use packed
decimal, and 30x performance
gain for COBOL statements with
single instruction, multiple
data (SIMD). The performance
gains driven by SIMD support
are tailor-made for digital
transformation; it can not only
increase performance of COBOL,
PL/I and C/C++, but it can also
increase performance of Java
(bit.ly/1OvJWNA).

Digital Modernization
With Java
Java and IMS have been linked
since the 2000 release of
IMS 7. Much has happened
since that time, including
seven more IMS releases. From
DB2* access to IMS dependent
regions to Open Database and
standardized SQL for IMS,


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Security from every angle
IBM Perspective: Creating a secure foundation for hybrid cloud
Techbits: 'W' is for 'Watson'
Partner PoV: Get everyone in your organization on board with DevOps
It Today: Use analytics to improve DevOps effectiveness
Trends: Analytics can be your best defense against corporate fraud
R&D: IBM's data privacy and consent management technology provides greater control
Case Study: Head of the Class: Pacific Life gets ahead of retirement with Mainframe Academy training program
Cover Story: Defending Digital Domains: The z Systems mainframe proves to be a formidable defense system against cyberthieves
Feature: Securable z Systems: IBM offers platform-specific security solutions to address business needs and demands
Tech Showcase: A comprehensive backup and recovery solution is needed with always-available date
Sponsored Advertising Content: HotTECH Products
Tech Corner: Overview: The latest CICS and IMS updates place z Systems at the center of the API economy
Tech Corner: IMS: IBM IMS helps support innovation to stay competitive
Tech Corner: CICS: Getting started with architecting Java Enterprise Edition in CICS Transaction Server
Solutions: SUPERMON for Tubes, zHISR 2.7
Stop Run: IBMer finds his balance with hiking and mountaineering
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Editor's Desk: Security from every angle
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - IBM Perspective: Creating a secure foundation for hybrid cloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Techbits: 'W' is for 'Watson'
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Partner PoV: Get everyone in your organization on board with DevOps
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - It Today: Use analytics to improve DevOps effectiveness
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Trends: Analytics can be your best defense against corporate fraud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - R&D: IBM's data privacy and consent management technology provides greater control
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Case Study: Head of the Class: Pacific Life gets ahead of retirement with Mainframe Academy training program
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Cover Story: Defending Digital Domains: The z Systems mainframe proves to be a formidable defense system against cyberthieves
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Feature: Securable z Systems: IBM offers platform-specific security solutions to address business needs and demands
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Tech Showcase: A comprehensive backup and recovery solution is needed with always-available date
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Sponsored Advertising Content: HotTECH Products
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Tech Corner: Overview: The latest CICS and IMS updates place z Systems at the center of the API economy
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Tech Corner: IMS: IBM IMS helps support innovation to stay competitive
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 55
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 56
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 57
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Tech Corner: CICS: Getting started with architecting Java Enterprise Edition in CICS Transaction Server
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 59
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 60
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 61
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 62
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Solutions: SUPERMON for Tubes, zHISR 2.7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Stop Run: IBMer finds his balance with hiking and mountaineering
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - SE3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - SE4
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