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November 11, 2009 | Vol 4 Issue 17


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Feature Article - Database
Navigate DB2 for i Through the SQL Server Galaxy

Explore current methods of interconnecting SQL Server to the IBM i in batch or real time.

Written by Michael Sansoterra

Astronomers tell us that many galaxies are colliding, which can cause quite an upheaval. "Collision" is a good word to describe how some shops feel about intermingling the System i (AS/400, iSeries…) with other technologies. SQL Server and DB2 are both large product families, and there are many integration options to consider. IT personnel want to know: Do we invest in learning the tools that IBM and Microsoft supply, or should we buy a third-party package to ease the integration pains?


Featured News
IDC: World PC Microprocessor Shipments Jump 23 Percent in Third Quarter

Worldwide PC microprocessor shipments in the third calendar quarter of 2009 (3Q09) rose substantially and to all-time record levels for a single quarter, according to new data from IDC. The data indicates that PC processor unit shipments in 3Q09 rose 23 percent compared to 2Q09, growth that is approximately double the normal growth in unit shipments for the same period. In terms of revenue, the PC processor market grew more than 14 percent quarter over quarter to $7.4 billion.


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