​>I was looking at creating DB2 support for Waterline but it occurs to me
that would be a waste of time.

I agree MySQL can be used for stop-gap. I've done it once a number of
years ago.

Opinion: MySQL-to-DB2 should only be used as a stepping stone. I say this
because MySQL adds another point of failure and addtl maintenance. Our end
game should be to have Waterline support DB2 for i.​

Opinion 2: I would *assume* expounding on this DB2 LUW Waterline
adapter(n1) for DB2 for i support would be less work in the long run than
an intermediary MySQL instance. Have you looked at the DB2 LUW adapter for
Waterline to know where issues might be?

Further, Tony Cairns and I (n2) are working on a new project named
db2sock(n3) that may help this need (eventually).

n1 - https://github.com/IbuildingsItaly/sails-db2/blob/master/index.js
n2 - Tony is the brains, I give commentary. Though I hope to do some
coding on the project.
n3 - http://bit.ly/litmis-db2sock See this for project direction:
http://bit.ly/litmis-db2sock-design-discussion

Hopefully you don't see my response as highjacking your thread. Just
hoping we can build something that many will use.

Aaron Bartell
litmis.com - Services for open source on IBM i


On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 5:23 AM, Kevin Turner <kevin.turner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

I think I am a bit late to the party with regard to MySql on the IBMi.

Does anyone have any experience of implementing and using it?

The reason I ask is that I am developing in Node on the IBMi, particularly
with a Node framework called Sails (an embellishment of Express and other
libraries). One of the things that Sails uses is an ORM called Waterline
that supports several different databases, but not (surprise surprise) DB2.

I was looking at creating DB2 support for Waterline but it occurs to me
that would be a waste of time. As I understand it, MySql supports a DB2
engine (as well as InnoDB and MyISAM etc) - so I should be able to use it
'out of the box'.

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