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Novell Linux Appliances Boost Ingres over MySQL - page 2

Templating Speeds Custom Appliance Creation

  • March 18, 2010
  • By Sean Michael Kerner

While Ingres was not directly part of SUSE Studio prior to the partnership announcement, rival open source database MySQL has been available since day one.

Richards noted that MySQL is part of the SUSE Linux distribution which is the foundation of the SUSE Studio appliance program.

"The difference between adding a database to your appliance which is what we do with MySQL and using a template that has already been created and is guaranteed to work, really comes down to the starting point," Richards said. "You're starting with a template with Ingress that is essentially a pre-created appliance, so if you did nothing else you'd basically have an Ingress database appliance."

Richards did not specifically comment on whether there was a specific revenue sharing agreement between Novell and Ingres, however he did note that he expects both vendors to benefit. In his view, Ingres users will now find it easier to use SUSE Studio which will help to expand adoption of the Novell appliance effort.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of Internet.com, the network for technology professionals.

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