VMware (NYSE: VMW) is taking aim at the database market with its new vFabric Data Director technology. The new technology will provide database-as-a-service capabilities by way of vFabric Postgres, which is a VMware-supported version of the open source PostgreSQL database.
The vFabric technology effort began in 2010 as an approach to help enable applications for the cloud.
“Many of the processes associated with deployment and management of databases in the enterprise are very manual,” David McJannet, VMware’s director of Cloud and Application Services, told InternetNews.com. “There is an opportunity to leverage the construct of virtualization and virtual machines to really automate the process of deploying and managing databases.”