Wednesday, March 17, 2010

AS400 or the Sytem I

This post is about the computing server platform called as AS400.  I have been working on this for last 3.5 years and decided to come up with a post about this.Also I am planning to start an AS400 tutorial series.

AS400 or the System I

AS400 also known as the System I is a powerful midrange computing system from IBM. Initially when this was introduced way back in 1987 it was called the AS400. Later it was renamed as the eServer i Series in 2000 .IBM was not yet done with the naming that they finally gave its name System I as part of the Systems Branding Initiative in 2006.


The IBM System i platform extended the System/38 architecture of an object-based system with an integrated DB2 relational database. The IBM System i includes an extensive library-based operating system, i5/OS, and is also capable of supporting multiple instances of AIX, Linux, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003.


Programming languages available for the AS/400 include RPG, assembly language, C, C++, Pascal, Java, EGL, Perl, Smalltalk, COBOL, SQL, BASIC, PHP, PL/I, Python and REXX. Several CASE tools are available: AllFusion Plex (see *Plex Wiki), ADELIA, Synon, AS/SET, IBM Rational Business Developer Extension, LANSA and ProGen Plus. The IBM System i fully supports the Java language, including a 32-bit Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and a 64-bit JVM.

1 comment:

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