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Tesora DBaaS Platform Becomes First Trove-Based OpenStack Distribution to Support MongoDB

by Alex Giamas on May 27, 2014 |

Tesora recently announced support for MongoDB in Trove. Trove for all its benefits, has had some major gaps to be accepted as a prodution grade DBaaS solution. Tesora plans to support MongoDB in Trove at the same level as MySQL is currently supported, allowing for instaces of different databases to operate along within OpenStack.

Tesora has also improved upon Trove and contributed the code back into the OpenStack Trove project. Automating configuration files editing, better packaging and a public repository to facilitate easier installation are only some of the features contributed by Tesora.

Facilitating guest instance image creation is another area that Tesora has improved upon. Free guest images are available for MySQL, Cassandra, Redis and MongoDB from the Tesora web site.

Tesora, previously known as Parelastic is developing a DBaaS for OpenStack. Tesora has partnered with the OpenStack Trove community and its DBaaS solution has had support from day zero for MySQL. By utilizing OpenStack they can guarantee that there can be no vendor lock-in in their solutions.

Trove is the Open Source Database as a Service for OpenStack. In a similar fashion to Amazon RDS it can deliver database functionality on top of OpenStack setting the users free from tedious and complex administrative tasks.
 
OpenStack is the most popular Open Source Cloud Computing platform. Founded by Rackspace Hosting and NASA and backed by Yahoo!, VMware, Cisco, IBM, HP, AT&T and several other high profile companies it has become the de-facto standard for building massively scalable public or private clouds.
 
OpenStack consists of three pillars; Compute, Storage and Networking. Each pillar provides an open specification and multiple implementations with the goal that a cloud user can build software that can move among different clouds or even to a private cloud, fully owned and managed with minimal effort. In addition, there is a Dashboard and a Shared Services module that integrate with the OpenStack components and external systems.
 
Amazon RDS, Heroku’s ecosystem of SQL and NoSQL addon services and Rackspace ObjectRocket are the competition OpenStack and Tesora has to face. No matter if coming from a SQL or NoSQL perspective, all these services are perceived as easy to deploy and maintain. IBM’s acquisition of Cloudant could also become a threat for OpenStack should IBM decide to provide DBaaS functionality based on Cloudant’s CouchDB based solution.

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