Our Automated IMS Migration solution includes the generation of a new relational database to replace the functionality, parent-child relationships, and other data structures that are part of your IMS hierarchical database. The new target database can reside on or off-mainframe, and can use any of the standard relational database management systems (SQL Server, Oracle, Db2, PostgreSQL).
Replacement of database functionality through Automated IMS Migration 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.
The IMS data extract and relational load process is simple, straightforward, and fast. We can provide a number of extract variations for customers that have special requirements for a short IMS data migration window. Our data migration software gives us numerous capabilities for tailoring your data migration so that the new database meets your requirements.
The IMS database definition can be re-collected and processed through our Automated Data Migration software anytime throughout the project lifecycle. This prevents the need to put a freeze on changes to the IMS database structure, a huge win for critical business systems that change often.