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Home > Training > Mainframe > IMS Database Design & Implementation Training

IMS Database Design & Implementation Training

Course#: WA2055

This course provides detailed information required for the design of IMS Full Function databases. It covers the definition of IMS Control Blocks (DBD and PSB), and the characteristics of HISAM, HDAM and HIDAM organisations. The physical structure of these database types is examined in detail, and the reasons for choosing a particular organisation to match an application's needs. In addition, GSAM and Secondary Indexes are discussed, and the physical implementation of logical relationships, uni-directional and bi-directional (physical and virtual). Other topics are database housekeeping, the relevance of DBRC, database monitoring for performance and error recovery.


All staff who are responsible for the design and implementation of IMS Full Function databases, including systems analysts, database administrators and designers, performance analysts and system programmers.


Knowledge of IMS fundamentals, gained through attendance of the course 'IMS Essentials', or experience of DL/1 programming. Familiarity with z/OS access methods, especially VSAM, an advantage.


5 Days

We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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