Thursday, August 19, 2010

Which database image to use on cloud?

I often get asked: I want to run an Enterprise-class database in the Cloud, what are my options and which image / service should I use? In this post I'll focus on the IBM DB2 database for Linux (, Unix, and Windows) and cover several Cloud options for it. I won't go into too much detail for now ... each option merits its own post. So I'll keep this posting brief, include some relevant links and resources, and as I write detailed post for each option I'll start linking them from here.


PUBLIC CLOUDS
1. IBM Dev/Test Cloud
Demo | Learn More

2. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Quickstart Video | Tutorial | Webcast | Free AMIs | Paid AMIs | FAQ | DB2 on Ubuntu AMI | RightScale Templates



PRIVATE CLOUDS
3. IBM WebSphere Cloudburst Appliance
Demo | Learn More

4. VMware Virtual Appliances
DB2 Express-C Appliance from IBM | DB2 Express-C on Ubuntu Appliance from 3rd party | DB2 Enterprise Evaluation Appliance

The forecast for databases is partly cloudy.

The forecast for databases is partly cloudy.