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Application Development Manager at Aetna
Jan 04 2017

What is most valuable?

It's a stable platform. We've used it for many years as part of the legacy applications going back to early 80s. We get network database performance. We're able to scale it up. It's effective. We've been able to fine tune it over the years to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We've had it in place for so long that it's actually part of the processes now. We have not built anything new in it, per se, over the last ten years. It supports our back office. The systems that CA IDMS supports includes back offices; so... more»

What needs improvement?

I don't have anything to add. I've heard about web services. We might be looking at a Java connection or web services in the future. It's serving our purpose right now. We're not looking for anything new. For what we do, it meets all our... more»
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Lead Consultant at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the performance of the database. It's very good because it's a network database management system. It's very efficient at what it does and it's quite reliable as well. It provides us with a very stable platform.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Thirty years ago we developed our main customer service system, a database management system, using IDMS and we're still running it to this day. We've migrated some tasks off it, but we're still running a lot of the business on it. We're... more»

What needs improvement?

We need to make it much easier to support and maintain, because the skills required are quite specialized and we're not going to have people in the future who've got the necessary experience and knowledge. So that's something that really... more»

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Lead Consultant at BT
Apr 26 2018

What is most valuable?

* Reliability - It continues to work with a large OLTP workload that we need * Stability - It still runs applications that were developed over 30 years ago and also runs modern applications accessing using modern techniques * Performance -... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has been in the company for 30 years. It basically provides a stable platform for all the customer centric information to be stored and processed, in a reliable fashion.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see it made simpler to operate and maintain. I am a database administrator with many years of experience, but there are quite a few people who have not had the same experience. They would appreciate and benefit from a... more»
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Lead Consultant at BT
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

The solution is the community - a tightly knit group of experts who have been working on the product set for many years. The user community is really useful, really helpful, and it makes everyone feel all part of the same world; that we're all going to help each other. They know its benefits of speed, effectiveness, reliability, and scalability. Our organization... more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see some of the installation, maintenance, and support functions simplified so that some of our younger, newer members can take advantage of the product and maintain it to the same standard that the older members have in the past.

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What is CA IDMS?

CA IDMS is a reliable, high-performance, web-enabled Database Management system (DBMS) for IBM z Systems that provides business value for hundreds of enterprises and government organizations. CA IDMS provides high-performance database management and transaction processing performance for existing and new workloads, helping you consolidate business functions on a central data repository, as needed.
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