As part of OSCON 2010 announcements, today Canonical has revealed that is has linked up one of the most stable databases, IBM’s DB2 Express-C, with Ubuntu cloud computing platform via a virtual appliance. Additionally, IBM has completed validation of the full version of DB2 software on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server edition.
“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.
DB2 has been validated on previous Ubuntu releases and DB2 Express-C has been available since Feisty Fawn (7.04), and Canonical began reselling DB2 Express-C in 2008. But the virtual cloud appliance is new, and is just one more example of Canonical’s cloud reach.
“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.”