Did you know the SQL option is now a free addition to the IDMS license?
At the IUA Conference we heard clearly, from CA, that SQL is free to all IDMS sites.
The Portfolio simplification initiative that CA have undertaken means that anyone with an IDMS license now finds that the license includes the entire IDMS product set* including, the previously separately costed and therefore expensive, "SQL option".
So customers who didn't try to use the SQL against IDMS data because it was going to cost extra money can now use it for free.
* Excludes some products- Presspack and Perfmon I think
A lot of other add-on products are free as well. As a result we are currently setting up DME, ADS Alive, ADS Trace and some other products we did not have installed in the past, because of our limited IDMS usage those were considered relatively expensive add-ons.