IMS Updates - Sandy Sherrill - NYC and Toronto February 2014


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IMS Updates - Sandy Sherrill - NYC and Toronto February 2014

  1. 1. IMS Regional User Groups New York City and Toronto February, 2014 Sandy Sherrill IMS Worldwide Market Manager IMS RUG Advocate IBM Silicon Valley Lab © 2014 IBM Corporation
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda • Welcome and Introductions - Sandy • IMS Database: Futures Update: Kyle Charlet, IMS Senior Technical Staff Member • Standard Access to IMS Data Assets from COBOL Using SQL: Haley Fung, IMS Development • • • • Lunch! Java + z + IMS: Marcel Mitran, IBM Canada IMS and Tools – Not Just NextGen! – Janet LeBlanc, IBM IMS Tools Strategist Close Meeting / Steering Committee • SURVEY LINK! © 2014 IBM Corporation
  3. 3. Notice to Employees and Representatives from GOE Entities • At this IBM function, IBM is providing breakfast and lunch meals and/or promotional items and considers this a normal business courtesy. U.S. Federal government regulations and some state or local government agencies do not permit their employees to accept food or refreshments from contractors doing business with them. • IBM provides this notice to assist you in ensuring that your acceptance of the amenities is in compliance with your employer’s internal policies. If your receipt of the amenities during your attendance and participation in the event presents an issue, please advise IBM, and plan for alternate meal options. © 2014 IBM Corporation 3
  4. 4. IMS 13: Record-setting benchmark IBM IMS 100,000 reasons to move to IMS 13 Still delivering the highest levels of performance, availability security, and scalability in the industry. #IBM_IMS IMS 13 achieves 117,292 transactions per second © 2014 IBM Corporation
  5. 5. IMS Onstage @ IOD 2013! November, Las Vegas © 2014 IBM Corporation 5
  6. 6. Upcoming Conferences (1H14) featuring IMS Share Anaheim March 9 - 14 Anaheim, CA IMS Symposium EMEA March 17 – 20 Wiesbaden, Germany IBM Impact April 27 – May 1 Las Vegas, NV Central Canadian DB2 User Group June 2 - 3 Markham, Ontario IBM Innovate June 1 - 5 Orlando, FL © 2014 IBM Corporation
  7. 7. IMS 13 Migration Workshop! – – – – – – – February 3,4 February 6,7 February 20,21 February 25,26 March 19,20 March 24,25 March 27,28 Dallas, TX Phoenix, AZ Charlotte, NC Philadelphia, PA Hartford, CT Southfield, MI (Detroit) Columbus, OH – – – – – – – © 2014 IBM Corporation March 31,1 April 3,4 April 8,9 May 8,9 May 12,13 June 3,4 July Victoria, British Columbia Seattle, WA Bloomington, IL Toronto, Ontario New York City Glendale, CA Virtual Event 7
  8. 8. IBM System z Technology Summit © 2014 IBM Corporation 8
  9. 9. IMS Database Value Unit Edition • For both IMS 13 and IMS 12 • The same high-speed, highly available IMS data server at a one-time charge (OTC) price • Provides competitive advantage to IMS data sharing clients requiring additional cost-effective access to IMS data for net new workload. • Expressly for net new applications or workloads in Java or SQL only, through IMS Open Database, from applications on WebSphere Application Server on z/OS • Adds new customized capabilities addressing business growth based on key business initiatives including services-oriented architecture (SOA), enterprise and mobile access strategy, and operational business intelligence (BI). • Leverages the unique industry-leading performance and workload management capabilities of IMS. • Value Unit Joins CICS VUE and DB2 VUE Edition © 2014 IBM Corporation
  10. 10. New Monthly License Charge (MLC) Pricing Strategy IMS 13, 12 & 11 all cost the same DB2 9, 10 and 11 all cost the same • Simpler model – Prices equalized across all versions of MLC middleware • Why? – Helps you plan better for migrations – Provide consistency of price changes over time • When? – 3Q13/4Q13 announcements • Includes IMS, DB2, and COBOL • CICS was previously equalized • Effective January 2014 (April 1 in Japan) EXTERNAL ANNOUNCEMENT LETTER 313-070 8.27.13 © 2014 IBM Corporation
  11. 11. IMS Business Value Assessment Workshop Help clients identify ways to get more out of their IMS investment. IMS Value Assessment? • A proactive assessment Project Kickoff Call • Provides tactical and strategic Supported by Discovery Workshop recommendations to: Subject Matter – Increase benefits Development Lab – Lower costs Generate Recommendations and develop workshop materials – Improve processing efficiencies for IMS applications Deliver Recommendations Proposal for next steps. IBM Client team follow-up Joint Proof Of Concept Client Implementation Contact Laura Hunsinger,, for details 11 Experts from Data Consolidation and Technical Assessment © 2014 IBM Corporation IBM or BP Services for Deployment
  12. 12. IMS Customer Advisory Council • Monthly e-Meetings • NA Participants: Third Tuesday • EMEA & South America Participants: Third Thursday • Face-to-face Meetings • Information On Demand (IOD) Conference • EMEA Participants: IMS Symposium, in Weisbaden Germany, March 10th thru 14th Interested in joining? Contact: Laura Hunsinger at © 2014 IBM Corporation 12
  13. 13. IMS Customer Internship Program – 2014 • Reserve your spot now to work with our team at Silicon Valley Lab in San Jose, California starting February 17th • Sessions include: Installation, HALDB features, IMS OTMA and Connect, application topics, and MORE! • Should have at least 2-3 years of IMS experience • Contact Tori Gonzalez for more information: “…every subject was successfully covered by the most appropriate expert. While I was there at SVL, the program was flexible enough so we could address certain topics which I personally identified, that would benefit me at my home location...” ” “…a unique experience, where I was given the opportunity to meet with the IMS developers and testers at the IBM Lab, and work side by side with them… It's incredible to meet people whose work is known worldwide.” ” © 2014 IBM Corporation 13
  14. 14. IMS ISV Community © 2014 IBM Corporation
  15. 15. New IMS and Rational Compilers Podcast • IMS Development partners with Rational to bring you up-to-date on the latest enhancements in COBOL compilers • Convenient podcast format • Let us know if you’d like to see more of these! © 2014 IBM Corporation 15
  16. 16. IBM Knowledge Center One-stop shop - IBM Knowledge Center is your destination on for all IBM technical information and resources. It replaces multiple sources of information across IBM products. Initially... Knowledge Center combines all of our existing information centers (IMS and others) into a single web site that provides an improved, filterable search capability and a brand-new user experience. Over time… IBM Knowledge Center will be the basis for a fusion of a wide variety of sources including information centers, wikis, developerWorks, Support, Redbooks, PartnerWorld, and more. Have questions? Interested in early testing? Contact David Hanson from the IMS Information Development team: © 2014 IBM Corporation 16
  17. 17. IMS Best Practices © 2014 IBM Corporation 17
  18. 18. IMS Social Community! © 2014 IBM Corporation 18
  19. 19. IMS Redbooks – there’s an App for that! Now available for both iOS and Android devices Get it now! © 2014 IBM Corporation 19
  20. 20. Are you getting the most from your IMS investment? IMS is the GOLD Standard for: Availability Performance Dependability Support for IMS 11 ends on October 30, 2014 IMS makes modernizing easy and affordable We Can Help! •Version-to-Version Migrations Visit us @ •Health Checks •SOA Pilots •Capacity Planning •Shared Queues, Data Sharing, Sysplex •….and much more! © 2014 IBM Corporation Contact
  21. 21. IMS Regional User Group Locations – North America Physical RUGs • Columbus, OH • Philadelphia, PA • Toronto, Canada • Charlotte, NC • Boston, MA • Hartford, CT • NYC, NY • Fort Lauderdale, FL • Victoria, BC e-Meeting RUG • Seattle, WA • San Ramon, CA • Phoenix, AZ • Dallas, TX • Omaha, NE • Minneapolis, MN • Bloomington/Springfield, IL • Detroit, MI © 2014 IBM Corporation • Southern CA • Jacksonville, FL • Washington, DC • Pittsburg, PA Note: e-Meetings are open to everyone. Check for upcoming meetings here: 21
  22. 22. Regional User Group Locations – Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe Latin America • Sao Paulo, Brazil Check for upcoming meetings here: Europe Asia-Pacific • Oslo, Norway • Helsinki, Finland • Stockholm, Sweden • Tokyo, Japan • Singapore • Melbourne, Australia • Sydney, Australia © 2014 IBM Corporation 22
  23. 23. Questions? SURVEY LINK: © 2014 IBM Corporation