Information Technology Enterprise (ITE) Mainframe Options
ITE offers two database platforms on our mainframe; IDMS and CA Relational.
Why Choose a Mainframe Option
Many of our Customers currently use the mainframe for mission-critical applications. These options enable customers to leverage internal resources in a familiar environment. Instead of deploying an application and linking two different database platforms, Customers may find it more cost-beneficial to create a mainframe database in support of their current transactional systems. Another reason for choosing a mainframe option is sheer power. While server-based databases perform quite well, mainframe performance is a step-above. So if you need to support thousands of queries per hour, you may want to consider a mainframe solution.
Integrated Database Management System (IDMS)
IDMS provides a rich development environment including support for COBOL, ADS, CICS, Active Server Pages, Visual Basic, and Java programming. It can be accessed not only through mainframe screens but also through a host of windows and Unix-based systems. Connectivity is provided through ODBC drivers, JDBC drivers, and MQSeries. IDMS mainframe environment also includes a very robust back-up and recovery capability. Additional features include those in the managed systems.
CA-Relational is a truly relational database, just like SQL Server,
DB2, etc. It allows you to combine the flexibility of a relational
database with the processing power of the mainframe. Programming
languages include Active Server Pages, Visual Basic, Java, COBOL,
and ADS. CA-Relational is good solution for leveraging mainframe
expertise to provide modern features such as web access.