Amazon Web Services is the first Red Hat Premier Certified Cloud Provider to host Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription licenses in its cloud. The necessary functions are provided via Red Hat Cloud Access.
With cloud access, organizations can flexibly deploy Enterprise Linux internally in their own data center and as cloud services. Without the need for changes to the licenses or the support models, they can adapt their resources to the respective application areas and requirements.
The latest versions of Enterprise Linux will also be available for on-premise deployment as well as Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) cloud computing platform. This ensures consistency between the two environments. This already applies to all features offered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5.
Standardized 32-bit and 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux images, which include cloud-specific content such as the creation of special manifest images and certificates, are backed up through SELinux and protected by the firewall.
All security updates and continuous enhancements to Red Hat Enterprise Linux are also available for Amazon Web Services.
Option not only for beginners
A key factor in the success of MDM lies in the development of industry-specific data models. So far, virtually every industry defines its own data models and then keeps them locked up. This is one of the reasons why many MDM solutions have a strong industry orientation.
The open source community will develop their own data models and then make them available to the general public. As a result, most software companies will also receive templates for their solutions that greatly facilitate the necessary adjustments to the MDM solution.
The idea of community is also to be used in the dissemination of advanced algorithms: A fundamental component of MDM solutions are so-called entity resolution algorithms, with which matching entries from numerous data sources can be identified, such as customer entries in several databases.
These highly complex algorithms have historically been considered intellectual property. Open Source can now be the driving force to integrate these algorithms as an MDM function into a software solution.
Professional MDM becomes affordable
As in the field of data integration or in complete business intelligence suites, Open Source is not only aimed at large-scale, willing-to-change customers, but above all at companies for which standard software was previously unaffordable. Open source makes MDM a mass market: Small and medium-sized companies in particular can benefit from the advantages of modern data management and professional BI thanks to open source – which significantly improves their competitiveness compared to large corporations.