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September 17, 2007  |  Volume 2, Issue 18

 

In This Issue:
>>
Strengthened Partnerships Enhance System i Offerings
>> The Domino DB2 Debate: Why No System i DB2 Domino Data Store?
>> Webcast Review: High on High Availability

Feature Article - Analysis
 
Strengthened Partnerships Enhance System i Offerings

While Infor and Siemens may not be household words for many System i professionals, that could change soon.

In an industry such as ours that obsesses over whatever is new, it is ironic that nothing can generate as much game-changing news as the hoary, time-honored IT conference. This truth proved itself again in recent weeks, as announcements coming out of two IT conferences carried important implications for users of the System i. Without further ado, let's dive into those announcements to learn how they could affect our server of choice.


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Feature Article - Commentary
 
The Domino DB2 Debate: Why No System i DB2 Domino Data Store?

A tempest has been brewing for Lotus and Domino 8's support for DB2. It's time to put this tempest back in the teapot. 

Several weeks ago, when Domino 8 began to ship, a System i reporter noticed that Domino 8 permits the storage of Notes/Domino data in the format of the DB2 Universal Database (sometimes marketed as DB2 UDB). Evidently, this reporter had expected Lotus to extend this capability to System i DB2 and found this "failure" to be an interesting and controversial topic for a broadside against Lotus. In his report, he claimed that System i DB2 was getting shorted with Domino 8, and he searched in vain for an answer from IBM Software.


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Feature Article - Commentary
 
Webcast Review: High on High Availability

Craig Copeland's Webcast brings HA to a new audience.

Craig Copeland from BCS Group sounds a bit like a "good ol' boy" from Florida, and he really knows his stuff when it comes to high availability. He should! He's spent the last 14 years installing every brand of HA system in the market.


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