General Availability Announcement for CA IDMS™ Rest API 1.0 0000 for z/OS

  • 1.  General Availability Announcement for CA IDMS™ Rest API 1.0 0000 for z/OS

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 07-16-2020 12:01 PM
    Edited by Sheila Miller 04-09-2021 02:59 PM

    To:         CA IDMS Customers

    From:     The Broadcom CA IDMS Product Team

    Subject:  General Availability Announcement for CA IDMS™ Rest API 1.0 0000 for z/OS

    On behalf of Broadcom, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services.  As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions of our products. Today, we are pleased to announce the CA IDMS Rest API 1.0 0000 is now available for licensed CA IDMS customers on Generally Available (GA) release(s) of the base CA IDMS/DB™ z/OS Plus product.  

    Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) provide modern, scalable access to z/OS services, tools, and data. With the CA IDMS REST API, you can use modern development tools to maintain your CA IDMS applications and leverage your mainframe investment.

    As part of the Broadcom CA Database modernization strategy, APIs play a role in transforming the mainframe for hybrid IT by making the mainframe a more integrated and agile platform. The IDMS REST API can extend database applications and automate database application maintenance and administration.

    The API also addresses a skills challenge; by providing a familiar and flexible way to interact with traditional mainframe platform, it can help ease new DBAs and developers into mainframe roles by allowing them to work with familiar tools and environments.

    The CA IDMS RESTful API is Zowe Conformant and can be integrated with the Zowe/Brightside API Mediation Layer. Conformance with Zowe ensures that you can expect a high level of common functionality, interoperability, and user experience. Leveraging the CA IDMS RESTful API standalone or in conjunction with Zowe to integrate with open source tooling and dashboards are powerful ways to enhance and simplify the user experience for new DBAs and other users.

    REST API Architecture

    The CA IDMS REST API is built on the representational state transfer (REST) architecture with the exception of some services that are based on Remote Procedure Call (RPC) protocol.

    Supported Actions

    The CA IDMS REST API lets you perform the following actions to manage and monitor your CA IDMS databases.

    · View Performance Monitor statistical data

    · View DC Log records

    · Execute DCMT and DCUF commands

    Example Use Cases

    As a developer or database administrator, you can use the REST API in the following ways:

    · Enable client dashboards or applications to view system and performance data

    · Enable automated warnings and recommendations avoiding critical system risks/outages

    · Obtain flexibility to leverage modern, user-friendly tooling to improve the user experience

    We also encourage you to visit the CA IDMS product information page at and to review the documentation at

    You can download your copy of CA IDMS Rest API online at Support and selecting CA IDMS where you can also utilize the case management system. To install your product, follow the installation procedures for your product at Tech Docs.  If you have any questions or require assistance, contact your local technical support group at or visit the Support Portal.

    Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features, or implementing this latest release, our implementation services partners can help.  Please contact your local account representative for more information on how they can help. To connect, learn, and share with other customers, join and participate in our CA IDMS IUA EIUA Community at

    For a list of Mainframe Education courses recommended by role, please visit the Learning Paths and select the desired product. We update courses based on functional impact as well as high-demand; therefore, courses created from previous releases may apply to the current release.

    Thank you for your business!