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About Zend DBi

Zend DBi is based on MariaDB with care and support for IBMi. It is a drop-in replacement for MySQL on many systems.

Zend DBi is built in Zend Labs from MariaDB source code, and fully tested on IBM i using Zend Server.

Zend DBi provides the same capabilities which are so familiar to LAMP developers (LAMP being Linux Apache MySQL/MariaDB and PHP), in the IBM i environment.

Zend DBi provides a fully supported and reliable Application Database Backend, for Zend Server PHP and any other MariaDB client which is connecting from an IBM i machine or remotely into the database.


From MariaDB website:

MariaDB Server is one of the most popular database servers in the world. It’s made by the original developers of MySQL and guaranteed to stay open source. Notable users include Wikipedia, WordPress.com and Google.
MariaDB turns data into structured information in a wide array of applications, ranging from banking to websites. It is an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. MariaDB is used because it is fast, scalable and robust, with a rich ecosystem of storage engines, plugins and many other tools make it very versatile for a wide variety of use cases.
MariaDB is developed as open source software and as a relational database it provides an SQL interface for accessing data. The latest versions of MariaDB also include GIS and JSON features.


Read more about MariaDB on MariaDB official page

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