Tesora now has the first Mirantis-certified OpenStack Trove Database-as-a-Service. The certification ensures that the company’s DBaaS works with Mirantis OpenStack, one of the most widely used distributions of the open source cloud platform.
Certifications generally mean easier integrations. As enterprises look to open source and hosted delivery models to evolve their IT, the issue becomes making sure all the pieces work together.
Trove is an open source DBaaS component of OpenStack that provides functionality for both relational and non-relational database engines. It lets admins and those using the popular DevOps approach manage multiple instances of different database management systems. Its framework is extensible. It is designed to support a single-tenant database.
Tesora has also added an enterprise distribution from Mirantis to the Tesora OpenStack Database Certification Program, ensuring compatibility with both NoSQL and SQL database management systems on Trove.
Mirantis provides all the software, services, training, and support needed for running OpenStack in production at scale. While popular with enterprises, its free hosted tier is appealing for individual developers and small companies.
One of Mirantis' biggest competitors is Red Hat. The two companies dissolved a partnership when Red Hat started expanding into Mirantis territory.
Tesora is also certified with Red Hat and Ubuntu OpenStack flavors. It is certifying with popular distros to ensure that the Tesora DBaaS Platform installs, configures, and operates properly with these popular OpenStack distributions.
Mountain View, California-based Mirantis is backed by several venture capital firms, as well as by Ericsson, Red Hat, and Intel Capital. It landed a huge financing round of $100 million a few months ago, a lot of which is going toward engineering efforts.
The company also pledged to boost its partner ecosystem in a bid to create a “zero-lock-in” OpenStack distro, one example being Tesora.
Tesora certification and support includes several databases including MongoDB, MySQL Community Edition, Percona Server, MariaDB, Redis, and Cassandra. Its aim is to make it easy to get database capacity on demand to make the most out of OpenStack investments.
The company is a big contributor to the Trove project and is the first one out of the gate with a commercially-available Trove product, the DBaaS Platform Enterprise Edition. General Catalyst, Point Judith Capital, and a number of angel investors back the company.
OpenStack Trove is also available as an option in HP’s IaaS and PaaS combo Helion.
"We are seeing great interest in OpenStack as an enterprise private cloud platform, and database as a service with Trove is important to the project," Boris Renski, chief marketing officer at Mirantis, said in a statement. "Our partnership with Tesora gives our customers greater confidence when provisioning and managing a wide range of enterprise databases in their OpenStack clouds."
The news speaks to another trend, which is DBaaS itself. Databases are notoriously hard to manage and have a history of staying on premises because of the heavy duty data lifting they perform. The complexities and difficulties of running databases on owned hardware often coupled with extendable, open source database technology has provided a big opportunity.