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Why use an open source database?

Open source-based databases position businesses to capitalize more cost-effectively on the vast amounts of data generated today. To support enterprise clients in their move to open source technologies for data management, IBM is working closely with its strategic IBM Business Partners to offer new solutions.

IBM open source database solutions help enterprises implement a hybrid data environment that includes both relational and non-relational components. By providing a single view of the data across the enterprise, these solutions offer a cost-effective way to integrate multiple, complex data sources for smarter, quicker, data-driven decisions and actionable insights.

Why IBM for open source database solutions?

Enterprise-grade open source

IBM, with the acquisition of Red Hat®, leads with the largest contributions to the open source community, driving enterprise-grade solutions with added security, increased availability and interoperability across hybrid cloud.

Multivendor software support

IBM open source database solutions offer a single point of contact, whether using community editions, commercial products, individual packages or a complex software stack. A Forrester Research study confirmed clients can save as much as 25% with IBM multivendor support.

Data management choices

IBM offers hybrid cloud open source options to support new requirements, especially around large volumes of messy, complex data sets. The Forrester Wave™: Data Management for Analytics, Q1 2020 lists IBM as a leader for several reasons, including its open standards.

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Open source database partnerships


DataStax Enterprise with IBM

Massively scalable, cloud native NoSQL database that provides the freedom to run any workload with zero downtime at a global scale.

IBM Cloud Databases for DataStax

IBM Cloud Databases for DataStax is a NoSQL database engine built on Apache Cassandra, natively integrated into IBM Cloud.


EDB Postgres Enterprise with IBM

EDB Postgres is available in Enterprise and Standard editions through IBM for a one-stop purchase, deploy and support experience.

IBM Cloud Databases for EDB Postgres

IBM Cloud Databases for EnterpriseDB is a database engine with built-in features of PostgreSQL, natively integrated into IBM Cloud.


MongoDB Enterprise Advanced with IBM

This solution is a robust, scalable highly available document database that includes advanced software, support and services to support mission-critical deployments.

IBM Cloud Databases for MongoDB

IBM Cloud Databases for MongoDB is the fully managed MongoDB document data store that is natively integrated into the IBM Cloud.


Why is IBM partnering with DataStax?

IBM and DataStax are partnering to bring the power of Cassandra to the enterprise.

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