iLink announces Free Webinar on “Database Selection: MySQL vs SQL Server 2005” as a continuation of its PDLC webinar series

iLink announces Free Webinar on “Database Selection: MySQL vs SQL Server 2005” as a continuation of its PDLC webinar series

iLink Systems, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Preferred Vendor, today announced an upcoming webinar that will address common business dilemmas in selecting a database solution. The webinar is aimed at providing IT experts and decision makers with insights about latest features and trends in database solutions for their product development.

The free Webinar entitled “Database selection: MySQL vs SQL Server 2005” will be held on May 31st at 9.00 AM PST. The agenda for the webinar will be

  •     MYSQL vs SQL. Common Business dilemmas
  •     The Open Source vs. Commercial Database Paradigm
  •     Common myths in MySQL & SQL Server 2005
  •     MySQL Vs SQL Server 2005: Comparison of Features, Performance &  Security
  •     Business approach and Pricing consideration

Presenting the webinar will be Surajit Dutta, Program Manager, iLink Systems. Surajit has 7-plus years of experience in architecting solutions for Microsoft technology based systems. These include entire life cycle for large software systems in digital signal processing, medial, semiconductor manufacturing and web based systems. He has project management experience with large teams right from the inception phase to deployment and maintenance support. His experience with planning and estimation, risk analysis, projection, tracking and delivery for a variety of models such as onsite-offsite and onsite-offshore models has been instrumental for on-time product delivery and high quality. He has worked with clients like Microsoft, SIP, Lumedx Corporation, IBM etc.

On asked about the importance of this webinar, Surajit said “IT leaders and experts have to make tough choices when deciding between various database solutions. This webinar will provide a detail comparison of features and performance between MYSQL and SQL Server 2005. The webinar should help clarify the common myths in database selection and enable decision making in product development efforts.”

What: Database selection: MySQL vs SQL Server 2005

Who: Surajit Dutta, Program Manager, iLink Systems

When: May 31st, 9.00 AM PST

Where: Please register by visiting:

About iLink Systems

iLink Systems is high quality software solution provider with core competencies in definition and development of software products which includes requirement analysis, user experience and technology architecture, solution development and eMarketing enablement. iLink offers product development services to ISVs and ASPs, horizontal solutions around User Experience, Information worker, Business Intelligence, Business process and integration, and Mobility solutions and select vertical solutions to enterprise and medium sized businesses in Telecom, Insurance, Healthcare, Government, Non-profit, and Online Retail verticals. iLink’s clients include GE Healthcare, Genesys, Talisma, Bentley in the ISV space and companies like Cingular Wireless, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft in the enterprise space. As a Microsoft Gold Partner and Vendor, iLink is positioned among the top Microsoft based solution providers. iLink operates from its offices in Seattle WA, Fairfax VA, Atlanta, GA and Chennai, India.

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Ph: 425-688-0669


  • SriramGanapathySriram Ganapathy
    Strategist – Cloud Solutions at Microsoft


    Sriram Ganapathy is a Technical Specialist with Microsoft. He has been with Microsoft for 17+ years and has held a variety of roles including solution sales, technical and partner sales, services, support and consulting. During his tenure at Microsoft, his focus has been on the Microsoft Data platform technologies. Sriram is based in Dallas and is focused on providing technology and solution guidance to customers in the US central region in SQL Server, Azure, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and related technologies. 

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    Abhi Vantaram
    Practice Director, iLink Systems

    Abhi has over ten years of experience working on an array of strategic planning, technology assessment, internet infrastructure, software architecture, development and implementation projects. He has over 6 years of experience in working on Environmental applications including Compliance, EMS, Sustainability, Haz Waste, Haz Mat, Conservation, NEPA, etc. He has worked with several fortune 500 clients, startups and product companies, as well as Federal, State & Local, Global Government. He has managed large teams, developed and delivered multiple enterprise solutions. He is well versed and has experience working with both Java/Oracle and Microsoft based technologies.

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    Manigandan Gopalakrishnan
    Practice Director NE Region, iLink Systems


    Mani has over 20 years of IT experience that spans Solution and Services Sales experience across various verticals such as Financial Services, Communications, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, CPG etc. He has worked with iLink for over 6 years, is based out of NJ and currently heads the NE Region Practice for iLink managing Sales and Business Development for NE, Mid Atlantic and some states in North Central, Mid-West and Heartland Districts.

  • ambujbigAmbuj Parihar
    Practice Director – Central region, iLink Systems


    Mr. Parihar, with over 15 years of experience, has overall responsibility for the strategy and business development, including sales and marketing, of the Central region. Mr. Parihar holds a Master degree in Wireless Communication from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.


  • leadership-page-piyushprakash Piyush Prakash
    VP – Business Operations & Innovation, iLink Systems

    Piyush is a performance driven technology leader with 16 years of experience in IT, and has overall delivery responsibility for all projects at iLink. He is intrigued by the ways in which technology binds us all, and touches our life (and business) on a daily basis. He enjoys discovering and simplifying the true value, often veiled behind the seemingly complex technology landscape of today. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies, startups and ISVs to delivery large scale enterprise solutions as well as innovation driven R&D engagements. Personally responsible for iLink’s TCG (Technology Consulting Group) team, he relishes the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies, including delivery of various frameworks and accelerators.

    Prior to iLink, he has served in key positions in Infosys Technologies and TATA Interactive Systems. He holds a Bachelors of Technology degree from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, and Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

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