Canonical, IBM to Bring DB2 to Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 22, 2010


Canonical has announced a partnership with IBM to bring DB2 databases to the latest Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition Linux. As stated in this report on The Register, Canonical thinks that getting a basic database certified for Ubuntu on EC2 is a key to getting IT shops to eventually deploy Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, a clone of Amazon EC2 based on Ubuntu and the open source Eucalyptus cloud framework that sports KVM hypervisors and supports Amazon's APIs for EC2.


Canonical believes that a basic database certified for Ubuntu on EC2 is key to having IT shops deploy Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud.

"The deal has two parts. First, Canonical has taken IBM's DB2 Express-C database, which is a lightweight relational database with PureXML integrated XML features like the real DB2 databases, and hardened it for Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition and wrapped it all up in a loving Amazon Machine Image (AMI) format so it can be deployed on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) utility.

"IBM's DB2 databases are already supported on Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 5, Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11, and Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition is a preferred release alongside of RHEL 5 and SLES 11 on x86 and x64 machines. IBM also supports DB2 on Asianux Server 3 on x86, x64, and Power iron and Turbolinux 11 on x86 and x64 machines in the Asian markets. RHEL and SLES are also supported platforms for running IBM's DB2 databases on IBM's Power and mainframe systems."

Read the Full "Canonical, IBM plunk DB2 databases on Ubuntu" Story at The Register

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