IBM accelerates open Database-as-a-Service on Power Systems

 IBM's DBaaS toolkit is optimized for open source databases to help deliver more speed, control, and efficiency for enterprise developers and IT departments.

Jun 02nd 2017 A-A+
IBM has announced a new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) toolkit on Power Systems optimized for open source databases, including MongoDB, EDB PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j, and Apache Cassandra to help deliver more speed, control, and efficiency for enterprise developers and IT departments.
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.
According to Forrester, Database-as-a-Service is the fastest-growing database category over the next four years, providing automation capabilities, lowering cost, and increasing flexibility. As companies undergo digital transformation, these attributes will be critical for developers to reduce their database management time, drive down costs, and improve application performance.
The new turnkey open source DBaaS toolkit, called Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems, runs on IBM's OpenPOWER LC servers[1] designed specifically for Big Data and delivers 2.0x price-performance[2] advantage guarantee over x86[3] for MongoDB and 1.8x for EDB PostgreSQL 9.5, which translates to superior server density.
"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.
"Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems includes:
A self-service portal for end users to deploy their choice of the most popular open source community databases including MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j and Apache Cassandra in minutes.
An elastic cloud infrastructure for a highly scalable, automated, economical, and reliable open platform for on-premises, private cloud delivery of DBaaS.
A disk image builder tool for clients who want to build and deploy their own custom databases to the database image library
An open source, cloud-oriented operations manager with dashboards and tools to visualize, control, monitor, and analyze the physical and virtual resources
A turnkey, engineered solution comprised of compute, block and archive storage servers, JBOD disk drawers, OpenStack control plane nodes, and network switches pre-integrated with the open source DBaaS toolkit