Deploying Open Source Applications on IBM i
Are you looking to deploy open source applications on IBM i? Open source applications written to the MySQL database? MySQL AB is now delivering their open source database for IBM i.
MySQL is the most popular database to use with PHP applications. This survey of over 6800 MySQL developers' states that PHP is the language used 60% of the time.
There are hundreds of PHP applications written to MySQL including customer relationship management systems, portals, content management systems, wikis, blogs, and forums. These applications are available on sites like: Hotscripts,PHPJunkYard and PHPFreaks . There is also custom development that occurs around MySQL and the LAMP stack by millions of trained developers.
"We are very pleased to work with IBM to bring two large, active hardware and software communities together around IBM i and MySQL. As an IBM Business Partner, we hope this will open up an exciting new generation of online applications to take advantage of all the corporate data stored on one of the most reliable and secure platforms in the IT industry"
Marten Mickos, CEO, MySQL AB
With the support of MySQL, you can deploy MySQL based applications along side other business applications on IBM i.
Integrating MySQL Applications with DB2 on IBM i
IBM and MySQL AB are planning to deliver a DB2 storage engine for MySQL on IBM i. With a DB2 for i storage engine, the applications written to MySQL will run on IBM i and the data will be stored in DB2. This will allow you to implement online and transactional MySQL applications while storing all data in a single, easy-to-manage DB2 database.