5 Things to Know About Open Platform for Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) on IBM Power Systems
Traditional enterprise computing, with its reliance on conventional databases designed for structured data, is unable to cope with this deluge. That’s why organizations everywhere are modernizing their data platforms, using all available technology, to derive patterns and insights from both structured and unstructured data. Next-generation applications based on open source technology, and especially open source databases, are critical for this modernization.
Open Platform for Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) on IBM Power Systems provides a turnkey solution that enables application developers to provision their choice of the most popular open source databases in minutes. The solution integrates OpenPOWER servers, storage, and open source software and services components that are required to automate the deployment of popular open source databases on demand.
Here are 5 things to know about Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems:
1. Faster time to value and improved productivity.
Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems has unique advantages over traditional database deployment models. One, it improves speed and agility with on-demand and agile provisioning of databases, a requirement for today’s cloud workloads. Two, it significantly reduces licensing and infrastructure costs. Three, it eliminates database sprawl generated by the hundreds or thousands of underutilized or unutilized databases that have accumulated over the years in organizations.
2. Superior performance and price-performance.
IBM Power Systems solutions deliver remarkable price-performance advantage over x86-based solutions for the leading open source databases, including MongoDB and EDB Postgres. This advantage not only reduces server and database sprawl, but also frees up precious resources that can be allocated to higher value projects critical to drive innovation for your business.
3. Fully open with no vendor lock-in.
Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems is an open-source-based platform that integrates servers, storage, operating systems, middleware and databases, disrupting conventional x86-based solutions with substantial ease-of-use and administration benefits, and price-performance advantages. The solution combines three elements: open source and ISV databases; OpenStack and Ubuntu Linux distribution and support; IBM OpenPOWER System LC servers, networking, storage, services and support.
4. Flexible with choice of most popular open source databases, on demand.
The solution supports a self-service portal for end users who can deploy in minutes their choice of the most popular open source community-based databases, including MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, and Redis. In addition, clients who want to build and deploy their own custom databases to the database image library can take advantage of the database image building tool. An open source, cloud-oriented operations manager will provide dashboards and tools to visualize, control, monitor, and analyze the physical and virtual resources comprising the Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems.
5. Enterprise-grade foundation for compliance.
The IBM OpenPOWER System LC server portfolio was codeveloped by IBM and OpenPOWER Foundation members to help deliver better data-centric innovation around IBM Power architecture. OpenPOWER System LC servers integrate virtually seamlessly into data centers and clouds to scale data-intensive workflows with maximum performance and minimum cost and server footprint. This integration frees up organizations to focus on solving critical business challenges and accelerating innovation.
The exponential growth of data demands not only the fastest throughput but also smarter networks. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions incorporate advanced acceleration engines that perform sophisticated processing algorithms on the data as it moves through the network. Intelligent network solutions greatly improve the performance and total infrastructure efficiency of data-intensive applications.
As part of the Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems, IBM delivers Ansible scripts to support OpenStack Trove-based DBaaS installation and configuration on Power Systems servers, storage and networking. Pre-tested reference architectures are provided in four configurations that are designed for varying levels of client needs: starter, entry, enterprise and performance configurations. Each configuration includes appropriately sized compute, storage and networking hardware, and IBM Lab services and tooling, for a complete solution deployment. IBM also provides multiple options and configurations to extend the open source DBaaS platform across private or public clouds.
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