Chapter 1. Overview of IMS Version 10 enhancements 3
1.2 IMS Version 10 highlights
IMS Version 10 helps in addressing your On Demand Business needs through
integration/openness, manageability, and scalability, providing:
򐂰 Integration with other products and platforms across the Internet, supporting open
standards that benefit you, and taking best advantage of the latest industry tooling for
application development and connectivity
򐂰 Manageability in staging users to autonomic computing, easing installation and use,
eliminating or reducing outages, and minimizing the education curve for users of IMS
򐂰 Scalability with virtualization in assuring flexibility for growth and expansion in a
heterogeneous environment while utilizing the latest hardware and software facilities to
optimize performance, capacity, availability, and recovery
With IMS Version 10, IBM offers enhancements to both major components to ensure you
have the growth, availability, and systems management that newer environments and cost
measures require. In this overview chapter, we have grouped the various enhancements into
the categories of integration/openness, manageability, and scalability for the IMS TM and IMS
DB components, plus a systems section for enhancements that apply to both IMS TM and
IMS DB.
1.3 Database Manager enhancements
Focusing on integration and openness, IMS Version 10 Database Manager includes:
򐂰 Full XQuery support
Supported through the existing IMS JDBC interface, IMS XQuery support provides access
using standard XQuery expressions to IMS full function data, including new IMS XML
data. By doing so, you can open up IMS to the emerging market of off-the-shelf, third-party
tools, using a standard shareable integration point between IMS and other industry
databases.
򐂰 XML DB mapping enhancements
XML database mapping enhancements enable expanded mappings between new or
existing IMS databases and visualized XML documents or collections to widen the scope
of supported XML documents for new IMS databases and to ease disparate data
integration across the enterprise.
򐂰 IMS Database Service Data Objects (SDO) support
IMS Database Service Data Objects (SDO) support enables the service-oriented
architecture (SOA) integration of IMS data in a language and database independent way.
IMS SDO support enables the distributed use of IMS data in a disconnected mode
(holding no locks in the database). This provides a way of representing IMS data as
industry standard business objects, allowing IMS to transparently participate in SOA as a
standard Service Component Architecture (SCA) component. This support is being
provided through the IMS Version 10 service process.
For more information about these IMS Database Manager integration and openness
enhancements, see Chapter 8, “Connectivity enhancements” on page 203 and Chapter 9,
“Integration enhancements” on page 235.

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