2024 IMS/MachineLearning Track

By Isak Shields, SEB, SE
By Deepak Kohli , IBM US

Session Evaluation

IMS Update 

 

By Tracy Dean, Rocket Software

Session Evaluation

Yes, IMS is more than 50 years young. Come hear how it's keeping up to date with integration with modern analytics platforms. Your company is likely already using operational analytics for other systems and you can be the hero that helps get performance data from your mission-critical IMS systems included. We’ll also review all that is new in performance management.

By Hélène Lyon , zArchitect leader of NRB Mainframe ModerniZation Architect Team

Session Evaluation

 

“At NRB, we propose to our customers different patterns to modernize IMS applications and data access.
For applications hybrid integration, we standardize mainly on z/OS Connect for synchronous access in & out, and MQ/Kafka for asynchronous needs. For application development, we run PL/I and Java inside IMS applications. For data access, we master IMS data replication into Db2 z/OS and Oracle. In some cases, we also have direct JDBC to IMS DB access.
Let’s join the session to understand our use cases and their business value.”

By Radek Mrvec, Broadcom, CZ and Rabah Beggar, Broadcom

Session Evaluation

Join us to discover the key elements of the successful migration of the Broadcom IMS Tool Team to a mACBs environment. In this session we will delve into the challenges we encountered during the process, the lessons we learned, and the best practices we recommend. Additionally, we will showcase the new environment in a demo and answer any questions you may have. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from our experiences and gain valuable insights into the complexities of migrating to a mACBs environment.

 

By Tracy Dean, Rocket Software

Session Evaluation

 

You may be planning for or implementing the IMS catalog on your way to IMS managed ACBs, or to provide your applications with SQL access to your IMS databases. How does this both impact and help you as a DBA? Since the catalog is an IMS database (specifically a HALDB), you must monitor and manage it accordingly. It also contains insights into your IMS databases. Come learn the best ways to manage the catalog database and how to use it to better understand your IMS database environment.

By Anders Öhrnberg, SEB, SE

Session Evaluation

Finding your way around IMS 2.0.

By John O Dowd, BMC

Session Evaluation

 A common question that I ask to IMS Systems Programmers and IMS DBA’s is: How well are your IMS production systems running? And the typical answer I receive is: Very well or Excellen. As my discussions go on, I find some common problems that tell me that those systems could run a lot better and more efficiently with a few small changes. This presentation will go into some very common situations that occur in an IMS Transaction Manager environment that could improve your transaction run-time, cut down on CPU and storage usage, and save you a lot of calls from users. Most of the information you need can be obtained from your IMS log datasets and offline reporting. I will go into detail about problem situations (Region Occupancy, WFI/PWFI, Class Assignment) that you may not be aware of, and hopefully give you some ideas that will make you and your management even happier with your Excellent running system.

By Deepak Kohli , IBM US

Session Evaluation

Everything you wanted to know about the IMPORT command, but were afraid to ask.

By Deepak Kohli , IBM US

Session Evaluation

TBA.

By Frank van der Wal, IBM, Northern Europe

Session Evaluation

Mainframe Modernization is on top of mind at most organization. And very much appreciated. Yet, this topic is very broad and needs to be divided into sub-domains to address specific needs. In this session Frank van der Wal will zoom in on a utility that IBM has put on the market called Z Open Automation Utility (ZOAU) and that can help out in automating sysprog tasks in a modern and automated way. ZOAU provides an abstraction layer between z/OS commands and tasks and languages like Python and JAVA. Frank will demo how ZOAU works and how to create a simple Python program that will be used by an Ansible playbook to do some tasks on z/OS.

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 Take the worry out of programming your jobs, checking and double checking for code standard compliance, ensuring DevOps processes are delivered while meeting business SLAs for your hybrid cloud applications by allowing IBM Z JCL Expert to do the heavy lifting for you. In this session, come and discover the ease with which IBM Z JCL Expert, when integrated with Zowe, helps you automatically check your jobs as part of your CI/CD pipeline in a fraction of the time it would normally take, allowing you to focus on the more value-adding functions of your role. A live demo of the Zowe integrated features will be shown in the session.

Session Evaluation

TBA.