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IBM Query/400 Replacement Solutions

Updated January 2019


Replacing Query/400: Your Options

IBM Says It’s Time to Replace Query/400. So, What Are Your Options?

IBM strongly recommends that your company migrate off their classic Query/400 application and modernize your company’s reporting and analytics capabilities. They suggest that you consider IBM DB2 Web Query as your replacement. But given the cost and effort associated with switching to a new solution, there is no reason to limit yourself to IBM offerings. Read more.

Evaluating Query Options with New IBM POWER Hardware

Evaluating Query Options with New IBM POWER Hardware

If you're considering a new hardware purchase, please watch this short video to understand the costs associated with DB2 Web Query and consider alternative solutions.

 

What You Need to Know About DB2 Web Query

What You Need to Know About DB2 Web Query

IBM does many things well, but explaining product licensing and pricing in terms a customer can understand isn’t one of them. Since IBM i customers and business partners often ask NGS staff to explain how we compare to IBM DB2 Web Query, we thought it might help if we simply did the research and summarized our understanding of IBM’s terms here. Read more.

 

Query for i

IBM Brings Back Stand-Alone Availability of Query/400

On January 8, 2019, IBM announced that after a 12-year effort to migrate customers to IBM DB2 Web Query, it will once again allow customers to order Query/400 as a stand-alone application covered by your IBM i software maintenance. This announcement is a strong indication of Query/400’s enduring presence in the IBM i environment. As part of this announcement, IBM also renamed the software Query for i. Read more.

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NGS Software Developer Kit (SDK)

Small shop? Tight budget? Need help creating projects to inspire others in your company about business intelligence?
Order the NGS Software Developer Kit.

The NGS SDK includes one seat license of our graphical query and Web report development module, one concurrent user of our Windows desktop run-only interface, and two concurrent users of our host query processing environment with Web reporting features. For just $1,250, we provide the software, a one-year license with maintenance, telephone and Web-based education, and toll-free support. Read why two customers selected the SDK for their companies’ needs.

NGS' Query/400 API

Learn About NGS’ Query/400 API

NGS offers a Query/400 API that allows IBM i (iSeries, AS/400) customers and ISVs to run and enhance queries developed with IBM Query/400 from within its NGS-IQ business intelligence and reporting software. Read more.

Qport Office

Learn About NGS’ Qport Office

For a limited time, NGS has waived the license fee for a two-concurrent user license of Qport Office to qualified IBM i customers who complete an NGS Software License Agreement. Read more.

Act II: Our Menu Has Changed

Watch Act II: “Our Menu Has Changed,” starring Randall Munson

New Generation Software, Inc. (NGS) and award-winning speaker, consultant, and entertainer Randall Munson have teamed up again to provide an enlightening, yet humorous, perspective for IBM i customers who are considering DB2 Web Query as a replacement for Query/400. See the video.

Act I: The Elevator

Watch Act I: “The Elevator,” starring Randall Munson

New Generation Software, Inc. (NGS) and award winning speaker, consultant, and entertainer Randall Munson have teamed up to help you understand IBM’s licensing and pricing policies as well as compare DB2 Web Query and NGS’ own NGS-IQ query, reporting, and business intelligence software. See the video.

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