​Oracle and Mirantis put Database 12c on OpenStack private clouds

Integration between Oracle Database, Oracle Solaris and Mirantis OpenStack is designed to make life easier for developers.

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Mirantis co-founder Boris Renski: Click a button and the database becomes immediately available. Image: Mirantis

Oracle and software and services firm Mirantis have joined forces to make it easier and faster to set up Database 12c ready for use on OpenStack private clouds.

The availability of Database 12c and Oracle Multitenant as the first Oracle applications in the Murano OpenStack catalog represents a deep integration with OpenStack, according to the enterprise software giant.

The two firms say their integration efforts, available in the upcoming Mirantis OpenStack 6.1 release, will mean developers can provision pluggable databases on Oracle Solaris from OpenStack, as well as enable applications to access new and existing pluggable databases from the open-source cloud software.

OpenStack applications will also be able to use security and performance features in Oracle's Software in Silicon technology due with upcoming systems based on SPARC M7 chips running Oracle Database 12c on Oracle Solaris.

"What Oracle has done is build packaging around Oracle Database that enables them, through Mirantis OpenStack application catalogue Murano, to carve out what they call a PDB, a pluggable database, and enable the users of OpenStack to take advantage of Oracle Database," Mirantis co-founder Boris Renski said.

"So if you're a developer, for instance, and you're building some application that needs Oracle database, you can go into Mirantis OpenStack and inside the application catalogue there's going to be a button to get the database. You'll then specify some parameters - like the size of the database - click the button and the database will become immediately available."

Earlier this week, Mirantis announced a joint-project with EMC and VMware spinoff Pivotal, with the goal of making the Cloud Foundry app-development framework available on OpenStack infrastructure.

The company has also just unveiled an OpenStack reference architecture in conjunction with storage firm EMC.

OpenStack is an open-source project started in 2010 by Rackspace and NASA to create components for building public and private clouds on standard hardware.

It is now backed by more than 200 vendors, including Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Red Hat, and VMware, with a large developer community working on a range of loosely-coupled projects. Mirantis is one of OpenStack's founding members.

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