Link2i is a software created by AUMERIAL SAS - FRANCE

Link2i is a range of solutions that allows :

- Conception of information systems in both environment IBM i & Microsoft .Net

- Data storage with DB2 for i available for .Net technologies

- Handling data from IBM i with Microsoft Office Software

- And more...

With IBM i, Link2i offers an unlimited storage capacity, maximum security against viral attacks and an acknowledged reliability with a standard and simple programming language for .Net developers in a universal environment: Microsoft Visual Studio.

Link2i solutions are distributed as a set of four APIs. These solutions make IBM i (formerly AS400) resources natively available for all Microsoft .Net development environment (.Net Framework and .Net Core).

If .Net Framework only works on Windows, applications generated in .Net Core can be ported in multiple environments (Linux, iOS, Windows, ...) via ASP.NET Core Runtime on IBM Cloud.

Link2i can be used on IBM Cloud Foundry and allows you to apply continuous delivery using standard Microsoft Visual Studio interface.

.Net Core developments are supported as standard in Docker container. Link2i technology opens IBM Power i to Docker.

Business information

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  • Functional details

    Link2i is a set of 42 functions divided into 8 items:

    • Knowledge about targeted IBM i (5 functions)
    • Using IBM i programs (10 functions)
    • Database records manipulation (11 functions)
    • Translating from EBCDIC to ASCII (2 functions)
    • Using Date and Time (3 functions)
    • Using IBM i commands in .Net environment (3 functions)
    • Export Data from DB2 for i (3 functions)
    • Using EXCEL to work with DB2 for i (5 functions)


  • Business problem

    Insensitivity to version levels (.Net or IBM i)

    Propagation of IBM i constraints in .Net applications

    All the present types of resources on the IBM i are accessible by .Net

    Knowing the definition of the IBM i object each time accessing it, a change of data structure takes effect immediately without complementary programming on the .Net side

    Response times are constant, and allow a performing interactive use

  • Business opportunity

    Link2i reinserts the IBM i into the digital transformation of companies.

    With Link2i, the powerful and reliable IBM i (DB2 for i) database becomes a storage choice alternative for the .Net environment.

    Thanks to Link2i, the abundant skills around .Net technology are operational for the exploitation of IBM i resources.

  • Return on investment

    Link2i works on standard Visual Studio so with universal knowledge. On an IBM i, compared to other solutions of modernization often specific, we avoid:

    • A full-time equivalent
    • 5 days of training for a specific software

    Because DB2 for i is self-administrable, .net environment can avoid 2 full-time equivalents compared to another database like Oracle.

    The return on investment is from 3 to 6 months depending on the type of IBM i used.

  • Competitive advantage

    There is no satisfactory solution for communicating the IBM i environment with Microsoft .Net technology.

    The product we have developed fills this void. It allows to collaborate totally and simply these two universes.

    Its instant installation by simple referencing and its use without learning
    open the possibility to commercialize via the platform IBM Cloud.

    Link2i is fully integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio.

    Link2i doesn’t aim to shake up the market but to improve widely tested technologies.

    Indeed, our main challenge has been to put forward the innovations brought by Link2i while remaining a standard product in its syntax of use.

  • Industries

    Computer Services Industry

  • Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Computer Services
       Dynamic Infrastructure/Smarter Planet
          Information Infrastructure

  • Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • Languages supported


  • Countries/regions available for distribution

  • Solution collateral

    Name Date Categories
    Oct 3, 2019 Education

Technical information

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    Other Windows
       Desktops and Notebooks (all brands, including ThinkPad/ThinkCentre PCs by Lenovo)
       IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)
    Mac OS X
       IBM Cloud
       IBM Cloud
    Other Operating System (Infrastructure as a Service)
       IBM Cloud
    RHEL 7.2
       IBM Cloud

  • Services

    IBM Cloud Managed Services for IBM i
    Outsourcing - IBM Cloud Managed Services for IBM i

  • Cloud services

    IBM Public Cloud Platform
       Public Cloud PaaS
          IBM Cloud Native Development Subscription for IBM Cloud

Date last modified:    Jul 28, 2020


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