Why the new ODBC connector is a "big deal" for IBM i

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Presented by Jesse Gorzinski

June 18, 2020

ODBC is a technology that allows platform- and database management system-agnostic calls to a database, as long as your have the correct driver installed. The IBM i Open-Source Software team has made the strategic decision to support ODBC as our first choice for database connectivity for Db2 for i. This session will cover how to set up ODBC on your IBM i, Windows, and Linux systems, and then use ODBC to connect to your IBM i machines.

About Jesse
Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. His hobbies include playing with his dog, replacing complex applications with 5-line Python programs, and advocating for the use of new technologies on IBM i!Prior to his 2006 employment at IBM, Jesse worked with the AS/400 as an I/T administrator for an IBM customer in the finance/mortgage industry, where he specialized in data backup/recovery, process optimization, and information integrity. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science as well as a Master of Business Administration degree

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