June 07, 2017
IBM has launched a new Data Base as a Service (DBaaS) toolkit optimized for open source Databases including popular databases like MongoDB, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j, and Apache Cassandra to help deliver more speed, control, and efficiency for enterprise developers and IT departments.
It runs on IBM’s POWER systems and is tailor made specifically for Bigdata workloads and boasts of a 2x price performance. According to IBM global power growth solutions leader Chuck Bryan, application developers want to be able to develop new applications with open databases like MongoDB because it supports a variety of data sources. Developers that are writing new applications also want to be able to spin up database images quickly, and Bryan said they can do this with IBM’s new toolkit.
“The new platform gives database administrators and developers the ability to easily deploy a fully configured private cloud with automated provisioning for open source database services. Users can easily gain the efficiency of a cloud delivery model, while also maintaining oversight and control of resource allocation and secure data policies. Because the Open DBaaS Platform is built on OpenStack, it can also easily be incorporated into the organization's hybrid cloud management strategy,” said IBM in a blog post.
Usually Enterprises go to public cloud environments for such open source databases. This often comes hand in hand with security concerns and issues of compliance due to the nature of the organization. What this new toolkit does is provide the same experience in its own cloud or on premise data centre.
Another problem faced by enterprises is the compliance of infrastructure. This is IBM’s turnkey solution to the issue providing server, storage and networking infrastructure to those enterprises. It also provides an elastic cloud infrastructure for on premise private cloud delivery of DBaaS.
"As the need for new applications to be delivered faster than ever increases in a digital world, developers are turning to modern software development models including DevOps, as-a-Service and self-service to increase the volume, velocity and variety of business applications," said Terri Virnig, VP, Power Ecosystem and Strategy at IBM. "With Open Platform for DBaaS, IBM is supporting these cloud development models to provide greater control of data, access and security, as well as the choice and flexibility for agile development of innovative new applications.”