The iSeries Blog:

September, 2007


September 12, 2007  9:21 AM

Reader feedback on DB2 on i, Domino separation



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Databases

IT Jungle has some good reader feedback about IBM's decision to "yank support for DB2/400...as a data store for Notes and Domino databases..." Here's one user comment:

I note with disappointment IBM's decision to...

September 10, 2007  9:34 AM

Is DB2 dead?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Databases, System i software

Actually, are all relational DBMSs dead? Maybe not yet, but according to a recent blog, they're past their time.

Michael Stonebraker over at The Database Column argues that


September 10, 2007  8:35 AM

PGP System i open source success story



Posted by: Atrujillo
Open Source, System i software

Thanks to David and his team for sending us their System i open source success story.


My fellow System i developers were searching for a solution for PG encryption of data to send between a state department and a bank institution. After weeks of searching and some trial and error with beta...


September 5, 2007  12:29 PM

Oracle certification issues on the i5



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Databases, System i software

One System i user I recently talked to would like to run all his Oracle software -- both the databases and the E-Business Suite -- on the same hardware and software platform. And seeing as he is a senior System i technical analyst, he would like that hardware platform to be the...


September 5, 2007  9:58 AM

Biometrics on System i



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Security – alerts – compliance

John Ghrist at the System i Network looks at why there aren't more biometrics vendors on the System i.

Ghrist asked one of the few System i


September 5, 2007  9:36 AM

PHP, RPG and System i – The app development trifecta



Posted by: Atrujillo
Product recommendations or warnings, System i software

Thanks to Search400.com reader Aaron for sending us an email about his experience with PHP on System i.


At my last company (dental insurance) I was brought in to migrate away from a Lotus web server onto a LAMP stack that talked to RPG...


September 5, 2007  9:12 AM

System i security and auditing software announced



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Security – alerts – compliance

Help/Systems has announced the release of Robot/Security, its i5/OS-based security monitoring and auditing software. More information at the Help/Systems Web site.


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