By Helene Lyon, IBM France

Because of the strong business motivations to deliver mobile applications into the market quickly, mobile development projects typically have extremely aggressive time lines. And more and more companies recognize that cloud technology can help them achieve those business goals.

The pressure to deliver mobile apps with agility seems like a mismatch with traditional mainframe development, but nothing could be farther from the truth.

In this session, you will learn how you may leverage existing, trusted IMS applications & data to create cutting-edge mobile applications. Integration has never been so simple!

Hélène is recognized worldwide as a technical leader for mainframe solutions, especially around the IMS ecosystem. She is passionate about the value that IMS provides to its clients, to the IBM business, and to the world in general. Her role as an IBM technical executive is to lead European mainframe customers through digital transformation; allowing in-transaction analytics while protecting quality of services for their core business; allowing mobile unpredictable demand to get consistent sub-second response time; and allowing optimization of IT Services delivery with scalability & availability needed by business. 

 

By Alison Coughtrie, IBM UK

Mobile applications need access to transactions and data stored on IBM System z. The IMS Mobile Feature pack leverages the IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile and its z/OS Connect feature, allowing transformation of IMS transactions into lightweight REST services. In this hands-on session you'll get to create, deploy and test an existing IMS™ transaction as a RESTful service by using the IMS Mobile Feature Pack.

 

 Alison Coughtrie, Certified IT Specialist is a member of the European IMS Architecture Team, focussed on helping Customers to maximise their IMS investment to best meet their business needs. Alison has specialised in IMS over the past 30 years both as an IMS customer as well as within IBM. She is a regular presenter at IMS conferences, GSE and seminars particularly focussing on new IMS features and their implementation.

 

By Alison Coughtrie, IBM US

The IBM Management Console for IMS and DB2 for z/OS is a web-based solution offering a holistic view of the enterprise by integrating tools and system commands. In this hands-on session you'll get to test drive the console for yourself so you can experience first-hand how it can be used to administer your IMS resources.

 

 Alison Coughtrie, Certified IT Specialist is a member of the European IMS Architecture Team, focussed on helping Customers to maximise their IMS investment to best meet their business needs. Alison has specialised in IMS over the past 30 years both as an IMS customer as well as within IBM. She is a regular presenter at IMS conferences, GSE and seminars particularly focussing on new IMS features and their implementation.

 

By Steve Nathan, IBM US

The IMS log has a wealth of information that can help you see what your IMS application is doing and how it is performing. This session will walk you through an IMS transaction using both DFSERA10 and the IMS Problem Investigator to show you how to interpret the data.

 

Mr. Nathan has 42 years experience using and supporting IMS. For the first 30 years he was a customer: application programmer, application analyst, systems programmer, DBA and performance specialist. For the last 12 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

 

By Deepak Kohli, IBM US

The DB2 Analytics Accelerator is an appliance that can accelerate your analytics queries up to 2000 times faster.  But did you know that the DB2 Analytics Accelerator is not just for DB2 data.  You can also use it to store non-DB2 data like IMS.  And with DB2 and IMS data co-residing in one appliance, you can join IMS & DB2 data in orders of magnitude faster.  Come to this session and let Deepak Kohli show you how you can capitalize on this high-performing analytics appliance to run analytic queries against your IMS operational data.

 Biography:

Deepak is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM's Silicon Valley lab. Currently, he is part of the IMS product management team providing product direction. In the past, Deepak has also been part of the IMS SOA core team helping customers SOA enable their IMS systems. Deepak also provides IMS Level 2 technical support specializing in IMS On-Demand and TM areas. He has a Masters in Computer Science from NYU. In the area of IMS, Deepak's experience ranges in applications, DBA, Systems, performance tuning and problem determination. He has also taught various IMS & DB2 courses. His presentations have won him rave reviews at conferences world wide.
 

By Robert Recknagel, FI-TS, DE

This talk offers hands-on information about design, implementation and setup of modern multi-tier applications having a web-based front-end and an IMS back-end. The speaker will explain different architectures based on up-to-date techniques like Java and SQL. A live demo of a conceptual application built on these architectures is one of the highlights of this talk. Besides this changes to existing DBD sources, the usage of the IMS Catalog as a metadata source for Java applications and the integration of existing IMS application into these architectures will be discussed.

Robert Recknagel is a former computer science student of the University of Leipzig (Germany). During his studies he dealed with new ways accessing IMS databases. His talk mainly based on the practical experiences he gained while writing his Master's Thesis. Besides his studies he successfully participated in the first IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship. Since July 2014 he is an IMS system programmer at Finanz Informatik Technologie Service GmbH & Co. KG – a German IT service provider for banks and insurance companies residing in Haar near Munich.

By Helene Lyon, IBM France

IBM z System clients have much in common, and one key element is the investment they have made in their z System IT infrastructure. Applications that run on z System are industrial strength, driving the world's most critical workloads. Many applications have served their companies for decades. When you decide to turn your trusted IMS applications into a service requester, you open up an entirely new universe of possibility for your company's business growth. In this session Helene Lyon, IBM DE and CTO, Big Data and Analytics Software on z System for Europe, demonstrates the ways in which you can bring business analytics to the z System platform in order to extend value of your IMS critical business applications. 

 

Hélène is recognized worldwide as a technical leader for mainframe solutions, especially around the IMS ecosystem. She is passionate about the value that IMS provides to its clients, to the IBM business, and to the world in general. Her role as an IBM technical executive is to lead European mainframe customers through digital transformation; allowing in-transaction analytics while protecting quality of services for their core business; allowing mobile unpredictable demand to get consistent sub-second response time; and allowing optimization of IT Services delivery with scalability & availability needed by business. 

 

By Jim Martin, Fundi Software US

Businesses are executing over 500 million transactions/day and the resulting instrumentation data overwhelms traditional tools. IBM’s tool has exception processing that crawls through this data looking for transactions exceeding specified exception criteria. Identified exceptions are written to reports or built into transaction indexes so users can reinvestigate them. With the tool users can view the transaction lifecycle of these exceptions by merging all sources of instrumentation data together from subsystems like IMS™, CICS®,DB2®, WebSphere® MQ, SMF and system information from OPERLOG data to quickly identify if problem points are subsystem specific, the result of poor interaction between subsystems, or the results of system events.

Jim Martin is the Unites States representative for Fundi Software Ltd of Perth, Australia and the Chief Architect for IMS Connect Extensions. Jim has been working with IMS since approximately 1971. He started his career with IBM in 1967 and worked as a Program Support Representative, Systems Engineer and member of the IMS Critical situation team at the systems center in Dallas, Texas. He left IBM to join BMC Software of Houston, Texas as a product author and was later promoted to the role of Corporate Product Architect. Jim worked at BMC Software for 10 years and was responsible for several products designed to provide IMS customer’s enhanced IMS solutions. He is the holder of 12 US Patents on IMS and database related techniques and has had several articles published in industry magazines, Enterprise System Journal, Technical Support and DM Review. Jim is an IBM Data Champion and a regular presenter at Share, IBM Insight, and other industry conferences. He also participates in the IBM webcast program supporting IBM Tools. He is also a regular contributor to the quarterly IMS newsletter published by the IMS laboratory.

 

By Steve Nathan, IBM US

For MANY years IMS programmers were comfortable with their environment. The IMS SYSGEN defined resources in the MODBLKS data set. DBDGEN and PSBGEN led to ACBGEN which described databases and programs in ACBLIB. Now there is a whole new confusing world. DRD, RDDS, Repository, Catalog, DDL (!) and Directory. This session will help you get comfortable with this new world.

Mr. Nathan has 42 years experience using and supporting IMS. For the first 30 years he was a customer: application programmer, application analyst, systems programmer, DBA and performance specialist. For the last 12 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

 

By Deepak Kohli, IBM US

The IMS Catalog is a key strategic component of IMS and IMS integration capabilities.  Although the use of the IMS Catalog is optional, several new functions in IMS identify IMS Catalog as a prerequisite, such as Native SQL, Database Versioning, and .NET access to IMS data.  And once you have the Catalog implemented, understanding what’s in your IMS catalog is crucial to maintaining integrity.  In this session, Deepak Kohli will show you how to navigate thru the IMS catalog using IMS Explorer for development.

Deepak is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM's Silicon Valley lab. Currently, he is part of the IMS product management team providing product direction. In the past, Deepak has also been part of the IMS SOA core team helping customers SOA enable their IMS systems. Deepak also provides IMS Level 2 technical support specializing in IMS On-Demand and TM areas. He has a Masters in Computer Science from NYU. In the area of IMS, Deepak's experience ranges in applications, DBA, Systems, performance tuning and problem determination. He has also taught various IMS & DB2 courses. His presentations have won him rave reviews at conferences world wide. 

 

By Jim Martin, Fundi Software US

This presentation provides a look into the IMS Connect support for Open Data Base Manager (ODBM). The presentation provides detailed information about the events produced for an ODBM request as it is processed by IMS Connect. The flow of the request is shown from the time the request is received by IMS Connect until the ODBM response is returned to the remote client. Some of the more common problems are shown using CEX instrumentation.

Jim Martin is the Unites States representative for Fundi Software Ltd of Perth, Australia and the Chief Architect for IMS Connect Extensions. Jim has been working with IMS since approximately 1971. He started his career with IBM in 1967 and worked as a Program Support Representative, Systems Engineer and member of the IMS Critical situation team at the systems center in Dallas, Texas. He left IBM to join BMC Software of Houston, Texas as a product author and was later promoted to the role of Corporate Product Architect. Jim worked at BMC Software for 10 years and was responsible for several products designed to provide IMS customer’s enhanced IMS solutions. He is the holder of 12 US Patents on IMS and database related techniques and has had several articles published in industry magazines, Enterprise System Journal, Technical Support and DM Review. Jim is an IBM Data Champion and a regular presenter at Share, IBM Insight, and other industry conferences. He also participates in the IBM webcast program supporting IBM Tools. He is also a regular contributor to the quarterly IMS newsletter published by the IMS laboratory.