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Introduction to IMS Full Function Data Bases (J08)

Topic: 2008 NA

Subtopic: IMS

DATE: 2008-05-20 (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
SPEAKERS: Rod Murchison (BMC Software)

This session provides an introduction to IMS full function databases. It explains the strengths and weaknesses of the various types of database and gives some guidance on when to use each type. The way in which data is stored, manipulated, and retrieved in each of the database organizations is covered. The information is given at an introductory level and is meant for people who want a high-level understanding of IMS database concepts.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner


Understand the structure and terminology of IMS databases

Be able to select the database organization that is most appropriate for an application

Understand how data is stored and manipulated in each of the database organizations

Know how direct pointers are used and maintained

Understand the basics of logical relationships

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