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Prior to the DB2 official partnership, a SUSE Studio user could have used DB2 for a Linux appliance, though the process was not as streamlined. Now, the DB2 templates are freely available to developers on SUSESTUDIO.com. Sean Michael Kerner reports.
Novell is expanding its SUSE Studio Linux appliance technology today with the addition of new templates for IBM's DB2 database.
SUSE Studio is a Linux appliance building service that enables users to build software appliances powered by Novell's SUSE Linux products. There are two elements to the IBM Novell partnership for DB2 appliances: DB2 is now available as a software appliance in the SUSE Gallery of Linux appliances, and SUSE Studio users also now can more easily build appliances with DB2 with new integrated templates.
"IBM and Novell have been working together on software and hardware appliances for quite some time across a variety of IBM brands," Josh Dorfman, director of global alliance marketing at Novell, told InternetNews.com. "IBM's work with SUSE Linux Enterprise and KIWI on their Smart Analytics System created the opportunity with SUSE Studio to create this DB2 Express-C template for the community to use and create their own solutions. It was a natural extension of our existing relationship."
Read the rest about IBM DB2 partnership at ServerWatch.