This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to implement an Open Platform for Database as a Service (DBaaS) on IBM Power Systems environment for Linux, and demonstrate the open source tools, optimization and best practices guidelines for it. Open Platform for DBaaS on Power Systems is an on-demand, secure, and scalable self-service database platform that automates provisioning and administration of databases to support new business applications and information insights.
This publication addresses topics to help sellers, architects, brand specialists, distributors, resellers and anyone offering secure and scalable Open Platform for DBaaS on Power Systems solution with APIs that are consistent across heterogeneous open database types. An Open Platform for DBaaS on Power Systems solution has the capability to accelerate business success by providing an infrastructure, and tools leveraging Open Source and OpenStack software engineered to optimize hardware and software between workloads and resources so you have a responsive, and an adaptive environment. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills for cloud oriented operational management of Open Platform for DBaaS on Power Systems service and underlying infrastructure to the technical teams.
Open Platform for DBaaS on Power Systems mission is to provide scalable and reliable cloud database as a service provisioning functionality for both relational and non-relational database engines, and to continue to improve its fully-featured and extensible open source framework. For example, Trove is a database as a service for OpenStack. It is designed to run entirely on OpenStack, with the goal of allowing users to quickly and easily utilize the features of a relational or non-relational database without the burden of handling complex administrative tasks. Cloud users and database administrators can provision and manage multiple database instances as needed. Initially, the service focuses on providing resource isolation at high performance while automating complex administrative tasks including deployment, configuration, patching, backups, restores, and monitoring.
In the context of this publication, the monitoring tool implemented is Nagios Core which is an open source monitoring tool. Hence, when you see a reference of Nagios in this book, Nagios Core is the open source monitoring solution implemented. Also note that the implementation of Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems is based on open source solutions.
This book is targeted toward sellers, architects, brand specialists, distributors, resellers and anyone developing and implementing Open Platform for DBaaS on Power Systems solutions.