IBM Makes Three Key Open Source DBs Available on IBM Cloud

IBM has announced that it is expanding its database ecosystem with new partners. The company is making DataStax Enterprise, EDB, and MongoDB Enterprise Server generally available.

The plans were announced by Jozef de Vries, director, IBM Cloud Databases, in an IBM blog post.

With open source technology pervasive across the IT industry as well as the ever-increasing need to optimize application workloads with fit-for-purpose database technologies, it has been part of IBM’s longstanding cloud database strategy to provide clients with a variety of the most popular open source databases, wrote de Vries. To that goal, IBM is continually balancing its contributions to the open source communities with support to the vendors backing these projects to formulate a two-front strategy.

IBM has formed three new collaborations that enable IBM to enrich the database capabilities available on its cloud with the latest innovations, enterprise capabilities, and authentic technology from the vendors themselves, and also announced the next generation of its Cloudant DBaaS based on Apache CouchDB: Cloudant on Transaction Engine

Over the next few months, IBM will be making the following generally available: 

DataStax Enterprise: Built on Apache Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise extends operational reliability and improves performance for workloads and provides a foundation for further capabilities around graph and search.

EDB: Providing enhanced PostgreSQL, EDB offers additional enterprise management tooling and security, support for Oracle compatibility, multi-master replication, and schema migration and compatibility analysis. 

MongoDB Enterprise Server: Robust operational tooling, automatic field-level encryption, comprehensive auditing, and advanced analytics are key advantages of MongoDB Server. 

These databases will be made available on the IBM public cloud, and will

  • Natively run on the IBM public cloud, and managed only by IBMers
  • Have backline expertise provided by the vendor, without providing access to customer databases or otherwise compromising data confidentiality
  • Be provisioned directly from IBM's catalog with availability across all six Multi-Zone Regions plus numerous Single-Zone Regions
  • Have default high availability across Multi-Zone Regions, backed by IBM Cloud's 99.99% SLA
  • Offer automatic backups to Cross Regional Object Storage with on-demand restore
  • Provide default integration into Key Protect, Log Analysis with LogDNA, Activity Tracker with LogDNA, and Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig
  • Be able to seamlessly scale, independent allocation of compute and storage, and optional auto-scaling configurations

To access de Vries' blog post, go to