Canonical, DB2, Linux and a Cloud

Wednesday Jul 21st 2010 by Developer.com Staff
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With IBM DB2 Express-C, Canonical is bringing DB2 to the Linux-powered Ubuntu cloud platform.

Open source company Canonical announced yesterday the release of a new virtual appliance to run IBM's DB2 database server in a Linux cloud.

The appliance is of IBM DB2 Express-C and it runs on the Ubuntu cloud platform.

"A virtual cloud appliance consisting of Ubuntu and DB2 Express-C will enable customers to quickly and easily set up DB2 in both public and private cloud situations," said Neil Levine, VP of Commercial Services at Canonical. "The full commercial support of DB2 running on Ubuntu and physical servers is also attractive to customers as a protection to their investment."

DB2 Express-C is a free community edition of DB2 software.

"Customers are quickly adopting DB2 software on Linux for both on-premise and cloud computing deployments," said Robert S. Sutor, Vice President, Open Source and Linux, IBM Software Group. "The combination of Ubuntu and DB2 provides users with a highly integrated and tested virtual cloud appliance."

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