Sorry, copy/paste error. The survey url is

http://dba.atmyportal.com/survey/public/survey.php?name=dba

--- dba software <dbasoftware@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> We feel that the process of accessing non-IBM
> databases from iSeries
> system is not what it can be. Various strategies are
> used but few of
> them provide the seamless access that is required.
> Many pages can be
> written regarding the pros and cons of these
> strategies, if you use any
> of these you know what they are.
> 
> Typical strategies:
> *Importing / exporting of text files
> *Expensive software products that are limited to
> single database vendors
> *Propriety API's that only work for a single
> database
> vendor
> *Use JDBC to write import and export code while the
> rest of the system
> is written in an ILE language
> 
> These days iSeries systems are rarely the only
> database system in the
> enterprise. Information typically has to be
> exchanged
> between iSeries
> and non-iSeries databases like Microsoft SQL Server,
> MySQL, Oracle and
> other non-IBM databases. Our goal is to develop a
> system that allows
> RPG, C/C++, COBOL and other ILE languages to access
> non-iSeries
> databases as if it was an iSeries. In this system
> you
> would be able to
> access non-IBM databases using the same methods that
> you would use to
> access data on a remote iSeries system (but it
> happens
> to be MySQL or
> some other database).
> 
> The scope of this development has not been
> finalized.
> We have created a
> survey that will help us determine if there are
> other
> iSeries users
> that feel the same way we do. We also want to better
> understand the
> functionality that other iSeries users would like to
> have included in
> the scope of this development.
> 
> Please take a few minutes and complete the survey at
> http://dba.atmyportal.com/surv
> ey/public/survey.php?name=dba 
> 
> 
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