Welcome to the Virtual IMS user group

The Virtual IMS user group is an independently-operated vendor-neutral site run by and for the IMS user community.

The Virtual IMS user group was established as a way for individuals using IBM's IMS hierarchical database and transactional processing system to exchange information, learn new techniques, and advance their skills with the product.

This Web site provides a central point for coordinating periodic meetings (which contain technically-oriented topics presented in a webinar format), and provides articles, discussions, links, and other resources of interest to IBM IMS practitioners. Anyone with an interest in IMS is welcome to join the Virtual IMS user group and share in the knowledge exchange.

Next Virtual Meeting

October 10, 2023 | 10:30am CDT
System z (Mainframe) as the Enterprise Information Server
Build a Dedicated z/OS EIS LPAR for Information-as-a-Service for AI, ML, and Analytics

This presentation describes enabling the mainframe for providing production data for use by Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Analytics by building a dedicated data sharing LPAR to serve as the Enterprise Information Server with data virtualization and federation. A high level architecture, technical and business justification, and next steps for the project are presented.

Stan Muse

Consulting Services Account Manager
Edge Solutions and Consulting

Future Virtual Meetings

December 12, 2023
IMS Connect Reimagined: Leveraging SQL to Access IMS Data in Today's Digital Ecosystem

Santosh Dorge
Lead Product Developer
BMC Software

February 13, 2023