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Re: spreading the word on new PostgreSQL software appliance

From: Liam O'Duibhir <liamod(at)fast(dot)au(dot)fujitsu(dot)com>
To: 'Liraz Siri' <liraz(at)turnkeylinux(dot)org>,<pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: spreading the word on new PostgreSQL software appliance
Date: 2008-12-10 01:46:56
Message-ID: 07DB61D66A1D4E109F9EFEDECFEE17F4@N6220 (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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Sounds like a great initiative. I am curious, did you consider creating an
AMI (Amazon Machine Image) for deployment of these appliances into the
Amazon EC2 cloud. 

In general, I am curious what members of the list feel about hosting their
Postgres systems in the cloud.


Liam O'Duibhir - Programme Manager - Open Source Software
Fujitsu Australia Software Technology
Email: LiamOD(at)fast(dot)fujitsu(dot)com(dot)au

> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgsql-advocacy-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org [mailto:pgsql-advocacy-
> owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Liraz Siri
> Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 01:04
> To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [pgsql-advocacy] spreading the word on new PostgreSQL software
> appliance
> Hi everyone,
> One of the reasons often cited as to why MySQL is more popular than
> PostgreSQL is ease-of-use. We're hoping to help change that. We've just
> released a PostgreSQL software appliance we believe will make it easier
> for people to try out PostgreSQL and see just how far the software has
> come.
> Let me back up a bit...
> I am one of the developers for TurnKey Linux, a new opensource project
> that develops a family of lightweight installable live CDs optimized for
> various server-type tasks including LAMP, Ruby on Rails, Django, Joomla,
> Drupal, MediaWiki, and others:
> This type of pre-integrated, ready-to-use system is typically called a
> software appliance:
> Our project's goal is to build software appliances that are easy to use,
> easy to deploy and free. In a nutshell, we believe everything that can
> be easy, should be easy!
> We just released TurnKey PostgreSQL, an easy-to-use, lightweight,
> installable live CD of the PostgreSQL relational database engine that
> can run on real hardware in addition to most types of virtual machines.
> It features a Mac OS X-themed Web management interface and a Python
> configuration and installation console. It is based on Ubuntu 8.04.1
> Hardy LTS, and is designed to provide users with a pre-integrated,
> automatically updated, turn-key operating system environment that is
> carefully built from the ground up with the minimum components needed to
> run PostgreSQL with maximum usability, efficiency, and security.
> Key features:
> * auto-updated daily with latest security patches
> * MacOS X themed web management interface
> * easy to use configuration console (written from scratch in Python)
> * packaged as an installable Live CD that runs on real machines and VMs
> * minimal footprint (152MB) - includes only minimum required components
> * based on Ubuntu 8.04.1 Hardy LTS
> Check it out and tell us what you think!
> Also, we need help spreading
> the word that an easy-to-use PostgreSQL software appliance exists. Any
> ideas?
> Cheers,
> Liraz
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