I am glad about it, really: he's trying to refocus the interest in that subject.
My feedback about that workaround is positive: it worked well in my prototype, as long I used it.
Problem is the DB2 license + Federation option was not cheap, so in the meantime I also had to test other technical solutions to get rid of NSFDB2, or to find a backup solution... ;-)
Here's a small excerpt written by me some months ago (it was a comment to an IBM post):
" In my opinion IBM would make a nice strategic decision to let customers/partners freely use the DB2 server with federation on System i:
- IBM would receive "forgiveness" from customers about the sudden nsfdb2 System i decision ;-)
- it's a way to let many customers study/understand DB2 server on Windows/Linux
Please, extend the Domino R8 licence to freely use db2 federation to System i data.
I really hope the IBM guy will find any free way (license) to let Domino companies use NSFDB2 and DB2 Federation to access real-time data from iSeries!
It would be good for NSFDB2 technology, for iSeries customers, for DB2 technology to get more users among Domino companies... ;-)
Some interestinks links:
- all my previous posts about NSFDB2: link
- post on DominoBlog blog, with interesting comments, about NSFDB2 & iSeries: link