The ATERAS® IDMS conversion includes the generation of a new relational database to replace the functionality, set relationships, indexes and data structures that are currently part of the IDMS network database. The new target database can reside on the mainframe or off the mainframe, and can use any of the standard relational database management systems (RDBMS): Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle or IBM DB2.
ATERAS also handles the conversion of the applications that use the IDMS database. ATERAS can convert COBOL, PL/1, Assembler, Easytrieve, JCL and Procs for IDMS applications.
Replacement of IDMS Database Functionality
The ATERAS solution provides a complete replacement for all IDMS database functionality including multi-member sets, chained and sorted sets, bill-of-material structures, group and occurring fields, DBKEY usage and more. The resulting relational database is fully relational. Primary keys, foreign keys and index definitions are automatically created. All constraints are generated into the resulting DDL. Table spaces, indexes, table names and column names are all generated according to your naming standards. More about the replacement database functionality.
Relational Database Options
- Microsoft SQL Server on Windows
- IBM DB2 (or UDB) on the mainframe
- IBM UDB on Windows
- IBM UDB on Unix
- Oracle on the mainframe
- Oracle on Windows
- Oracle on Unix
IDMS Data Conversion
The IDMS data extract and relational load process is simple, straight-forward and fast. ATERAS can provide a number of extract variations for sites that have special requirements for a short IDMS data conversion window. Special workbenches within DB-Shuttle® provide additional capabilities for tailoring your IDMS migration so that the new database meets your needs and requirements. More about the IDMS data conversion.
Visibility and Knowledge Building
ATERAS also ensures that the customer teams have a full understanding of existing IDMS databases, as well as a full understanding of the post-conversion relational database. DB-Shuttle generates many reports and diagrams to assist with this knowledge-building process. More about the enhanced visibility and knowledge building.
Contact ATERAS for additional information and a price quote for your IDMS conversion.