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Novell Teams With Ingres for SUSE Linux

Linux developers just got a database boost from Novell. That's because the open source vendor has forged a partnership with Ingres to offer a ready-made database offering in its SUSE Linux Appliance program.

Linux Planet has the details on Novell's deal with Ingres, and how MySQL fits into the picture.

Novell is expanding its SUSE Linux Appliance program by way of a new partnership with database vendor Ingres. The partnership is an effort to let ISVs rapidly package and deploy Linux based software appliances with the Ingres database.

Prior to the partnership, SUSE Studio Appliance program could have enabled developers and ISVs to build their own Linux powered appliances including a database, though it might have been a more time-consuming process according to Novell.

"This is the next logical step in the appliance program to work with partners to build out an ecosystem around software appliances," Matt Richards, director of emerging technology at Novell, told InternetNews.com. "From our perspective, this expands the applicability of our appliance program from a very generic to a very specific Ingres use-case."

Novell's Linux software appliance efforts date back to mid-2009 with the first public release of the SUSE Studio online service. Since then over a quarter of a million software appliances have been built online providing a combination of Linux and applications for developers and ISVs.

Read the full story at Linux Planet:
Novell Linux Appliances Boost Ingres over MySQL