Creating and maintaining multiple IMS development and test systems can be a slow, expensive and technically daunting task. Compuware COPE virtualizes IMS systems, enabling new development images of IMS to be available practically on demand, significantly reducing the delays and costs associated with creating completely new IMS subsystems for critical initiatives.
Using COPE, IMS application developers can:
COPE transforms physical resources in various stages of IMS application development and testing into virtualized and extensible representations of this same set of physical resources. All that a developer, QA specialist or database professional needs to do is change a set of required parameters, which COPE then copies and compiles to create virtual IMS systems for application development and testing.
An IMS subsystem can be virtualized with multiple versions of a given application, satisfying needs for development, integration test, UAT, pre-prod and/or other desired environments.
Database, program and library names are changed before regeneration to allow multiple copies of identically named objects to exist within a single IMS system without modifying application program names and libraries.
COPE supports IMS Database Control (DBCTL), IMS Data Communications (DCCTL) and IMS Database and Transaction Manager (DB/TM) environments.
COPE also supports different versions of batch or BMP programs and the following IMS database types:
COPE allows connections to Db2 subsystems, MQ subsystems and CICS systems from a single IMS COPE system.