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In addition to the technical enhancements that the IMS team develops, which we now report to you on a quarterly basis, there are other teams who contribute to the ongoing success of IBM IMS. In today’s blogpost, we’d like to highlight one of them.

2018 was a big year for our colleagues working on IBM Z Application Performance Management (APM) Connect. This IBM solution provides transaction tracking information and resource monitoring metrics for z/OS subsystems. In December 2018, the IBM Z APM Connect team delivered enhancements that extended support to IMS Transaction Manager Resource Adapter (TMRA). This new support for IMS TMRA delivers end-to-end transaction timing data for IMS transactions flowing from any Java EE server using IMS TMRA and IMS Connect. It promotes faster problem identification by enabling you to look at call metrics at each server node (such as IMS Connect or IMS), and it facilitates data sharing between teams, who can then collaborate and collectively understand IMS dependencies and performance.

These enhancements supplement the IMS support already provided by IBM Z APM Connect, which delivers transaction timing data for IMS DB transactions flowing from CICS, as well as per-subsystem performance information, including CPU usage, queue rates, transaction metrics, and individual region statuses and occupancy percentages.

You can find more information about the new IMS TMRA support in this blogpost. As always, let us know what you think!

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