February 12, 2009

IBM in the cloud

IBM is making DB2, Informix Dynamic Server, and other products available in the Amazon cloud.  The press release says test and development are free, while production will be charged at an hourly rate.  No doubt more price details will be forthcoming when the whole thing is fully in production.

Frankly, I’ve lost track of who all has some kind of cloud or SaaS offering now.  The list is at least Oracle, IBM, presumably Microsoft, MySQL (via Elastra, and also at almost every web host), PostgreSQL (ditto, more or less), EnterpriseDB, Kognitio, Vertica, Netezza, Aster Data.  No doubt I’m forgetting a bunch more.


2 Responses to “IBM in the cloud”

  1. Tony Bain on February 12th, 2009 2:03 am

    The one I noticed missing from that list was Vertica, they are also on EC2.

  2. Curt Monash on February 12th, 2009 2:32 am

    Ack! Fixed.

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