Vol 1.3 Technical Information for IDMSâ Users August 1992
IDMS for UNIX ?
CA-IDMS for UNIX is a complete dictionary-driven
database management system with integrated 4GL tools,
record level locking, scratch and queue management and
OLTP processing . Features include SQL and native D ML,
COBOL and ADS, TCP/IP protocol support , Mainframe /PC
portability etc. etc.
PF Keys in ADSC
ADSC is the new dialog compiler which replaces ADSG.
The task itself is running as an ADSA application. After
intstalling Release 12, customers try ADSC etc and it
works. But then they migrate a 10.2 dictionary and make
it the default dictionar y or a secondary dictionary. Now
Release 12.0 Dictionaries
PIB Æ: CI76169 24 APR 1992
APPLDEFS IDMSDDDL DLODDEFS APPLPROT IDMSDDDL DLODPROT TCFBTAT ADSOBTAT inline APPLADSR IDMSDDDL ADSRECDS APPLEVBF IDMSDDDL RHDCEVBF* IDMSDDDL DLODAIDN
The last update executes IDMSDDDL with source member
DLODAIDN. This was
Watch out for 1491
Release 12.0 provides complete upward compatibility
Benchmarking ADS/OnLine and IDMS/DC
Another benchmark at a VSE site showed that its CICS
was eating up 50% of CPU dedicated to the VSE machine
only to handle terminal I/Os. Replacing UCFCICS with IDMS-DC
reduced this CPU consumption immediately. Further
analysis of reports by CA-IDMS/P erformance Monitor, CA-JARS/DOS
and CA-JARS/CICS revealed a 25% overhead in elapsed time
in CICS partition.
Big box not needed!
According to Computerworld (June 22, 1992 page 56),
Hughes Aircraft Co. has downsized their IDMS application
from a 4381 to a multiuser PC. Byn not using mainframe,
the company saves more than $60,000 a month , whilen the
PC system costs less than $2,0 00 per month. According to
a spokesman from Hughes "We'are not losing anything
in response time, there are no access problems, and the
disk backup is user friendly, so I think users like IDMS-PC
even more (than the mainframe version).
IDMS R12 9206 released
- a step closer to GA
A simple IDD tip
Users may note that IDD and DDDL compilers are just like any other database jobsstatements . Using COMMIT within IDD can free up locking resources in the systemespecially . This is relevant if you are running a long DDDL batch jobrunn ing . Also while heavy report jobs using IDD compilersretrieval , it is worth signing on in mode as 'SIGN USER XYZ PASSWORD ABC USAGE IS RETRIEVAL FOR ALL'.
Gøteborg Oktober 92
Scandinavian IDMS Userwill be 's Meeting held in Gothenburg on 29/30 October at Hotel Gothia. Detailed agenda being sent from IUA directly.
IMC - Jan 93 San Diego
CA-IDMS, Applications and Datacom World Conference
The Human Touch !
" There is no
programming language, there is, no tool, there is no
method that can magically replace the basic human
creativity that is necessary to successfully design,
implement and deploy a complex software system."
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