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Maria Is the New MySQL for IBM i
Intranet My i
Mike Pavlak

Tuesday July 19th 2016

Mike Pavlak

Casey's Restaurant and Bar
415 E. North Avenue (IL-64), East of I-355
Lombard IL

5:00 Registration
5:30 Maria Is the New MySQL for IBM i
7:00 Intranet My i

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Maria Is the New MySQL for IBM i
MySQL has become wildly popular on IBM i for the last several years and many organizations rely on it as the data store for home grown and open source PHP applications. The DB2 storage engine cements its value in the IBM i space as yet another extension of the native IBM i environment. The open source community is migrating to MariaDB which was started by the same folks who created MySQL and is designed to be a drop in replacement for MySQL.

In this session we will explore the new implementation of MariaDB on IBM i along with the installation and migration possibilities for existing implementations. Risks, rewards and support options will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:
   - Understand how to install MariaDB on IBM
   - Understand options and processes to migrate MySQL environments to MariaDB on IBM i
   - Understand basic management functions for Maria DB
   - Understand the fundamental differences between MariaDB and MySQL
   - Understand the advances made from MySQL to the current version of MariaDB Intranet My i

Building a company intranet can be a very impressive task. Did you know that you could do it on your IBM i with some of the most common tools, absolutely for free? Drupal is the most popular open source content management system in the world and is ideal for managing department websites and all kinds of web page content for most companies. The process of implementing Drupal is explored in great detail and can be applied to virtually any open source project like MediaWiki, Joomla, Sugar CRM and more. The presentation wraps up with a demonstration of how to integrate custom PHP code that accesses your own DB2 or other IBM i elements to deliver a complete solution.

Mike Pavlak

Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that. After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite. Mike joined Zend Technologies as a Solutions Consultant working with the IBM sales team in 2008 and enjoys helping IBM i customers explore PHP as a state of the art solution for application modernization. In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON the premier IBM midrange user group, Mike also teaches PHP classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago.

Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five kids, two dogs, two cats, a leopard spotted gecko, Russian tortoise, two rabbits, and a half dozen fish.

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Dinner Meeting Cancellation Policy
Full credit will be issued for cancellations made before 9:00 am Monday July 18th 2016.
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The event will be held at Casey's Restaurant and Bar at 415 E. North Avenue (IL-64), East of I-355 in Lombard, IL

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