This page describes audiences, objectives, prerequisites, and the topics covered as part of the tutorial.


IMS DB is first database management system which is created by IBM. IMS databases are hierarchical in other words it contains tree structures.

In 1966, 12 members from American Rockwell & Caterpillar Tractor teams began to start designing Information Control System and Data Language (ICS & DL/I).

The IBM team completed the first release of ICS in 1967. In 1969, ICS renamed as Information Management System (IMS) and released to outside world.

Objective and Audiences

In this tutorial, all the topics are covered with in-depth information. So, this tutorial is advised for all developers.


Readers need to have the COBOL basic knowledge to understand the IMS DB concepts easily. Go through the below tutorial -