Our IMS conversion strategy includes the generation of a new relational database to replace the functionality, parent-child relationships, and other data structures that are currently part of the IMS hierarchical database. The new target database can reside on or off the mainframe, and can use any of the standard relational database management systems- Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle or IBM DB2.
Modern Systems also handles the conversion of the applications that use the IMS database including COBOL, Assembler, Easytrieve, JCL and Procs for IMS applications.
Replacement of Database Functionality through IMS Conversion
Our IMS conversion solution provides a complete replacement for all IMS database functionality including multi-view records, parent-child relationships, indexes, and more. Primary keys and index definitions are automatically created, and all constraints are generated into the resulting DDL. Table spaces, indexes, table names, and column names are all generated according to your naming standards.
Relational Database Options
• Microsoft SQL Server on Windows
• IBM DB2 (or UDB) on the mainframe
• IBM UDB on Windows
• IBM UDB on Unix
• Oracle on the mainframe (existing z/OS Oracle License)
• Oracle on the mainframe (z/Linux)
• Oracle on Windows
• Oracle on Unix
IMS Data Conversion
The IMS data extract and relational load process is simple, straight-forward, and fast. Modern Systems can provide a number of extract variations for sites that have special requirements for a short IMS data conversion window. Special workbenches within DB-Shuttle provide additional capabilities for tailoring your data migration so that the new database meets your needs and requirements.
Visibility and Knowledge Building
Modern Systems also ensures that customer development teams have a full understanding of existing IMS and post-conversion relational databases. DB-Shuttle generates many reports and diagrams to assist with this knowledge-building process as part of the IMS conversion solution.