Artifact Details

Title

Birth of IMS

Catalog Number

500001032

Type

Text

Date

2007-04

Contributor

Berman, Jackie, Author
Berman, Uri, Author
Patrick, Robert, Author

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

4 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Uri Berman describes how he developed general-purpose software for Rockwell’s Space Division that supported disk operations and separated the applications programmer from the details. When that software, which included the initial version of Data Language/One (DL/1), was moved from the IBM 7010 to the IBM System/360, he and his colleagues developed a standard way to state data definitions and developed the new software to IBM Type 2 standards. The resulting package was called IMS/360 (Information Management System/360) and contained DL/I. At its 20th anniversary in 1988, IBM stated that IMS was being used in 7,000 installations worldwide.

Subject

Data Definition Standards; DB/DC (Data Base/Data Communications; DL/1 (Data Language One); IMS (Information Management System); Rockwell Space Division

Credit

Courtesy of Uri Berman

Lot Number

R0367.2017