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IM1070 Physical Organization of IMS Databases
Duration5 Days
Delivery MethodInstructor led
Public Price$2950.00

DESCRIPTION (Return to Top)

This course provides the student with the skills necessary to support and monitor IMS full-function and HALDB databases. A comprehensive analysis of the physical structures and their operational impact is presented. Classroom exercises reinforce topics presented in lectures.

AUDIENCE (Return to Top)

IMS DBAs (database administrators) who require a detailed understanding of the physical organization of IMS full-function and HALDB databases and their performance implications.

OBJECTIVES (Return to Top)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe in detail the different types of IMS Full Function and HALDB database structures, and space management techniques
  • Describe the operational and performance implications of the various IMS Full Function and HALDB database structures
  • Describe the tools and techniques used in monitoring IMS Full Function and HALDB databases

TOPICS (Return to Top)
  • Project Life Cycle
  • IMS Database Management System
  • IMS Databases
  • VSAM Review
  • Access Methods
  • Direct Access Methods
  • (P)HDAM
  • (P)HIDAM
  • (P)HDAM Tuning
  • Secondary Indexes
  • Logical Relationships
  • Monitoring & Tuning Utilities


A working knowledge of the IMS database environment. Programming experience is not required.