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Red Hat choose PostgreSQL for Satellite

By on March 26, 2019 0 634 Views

Red Hat Satellite, the systems management platform under RHEL, will rely on a single database: PostgreSQL. The latest press communication informed that MongoDB is discarded.

Now in IBM’s lap, Red Hat confirms to remove the base of type NoSLQ MongoDB Community Edition of Red Hat Satellite, The machine management platform running with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) will rely only on the relational database and PostgreSQL object in the future.

Red Hat Satellite, the systems management platform under RHEL, will rely on a single database: PostgreSQL

The migration was initiated in 2016 around the features of Pulp (software package management tool) then, in a second time,  Red Hat Satellite.

«The development team decided that a single relational database with rollback and transaction processing functions was wished », explained in a blog post of Dana Singleterry, product manager at Red Hat.

The publisher of open source solutions additionally wanted to limit the complexity of the system. According to the blog post, “a single database system simplifies Satellite’s global architecture and can facilitate support, backup and disaster recovery. “

In this context, Red Hat has found that “PostgreSQL is a better solution” for the types of data and usage required by Satellite.

Based on this decision the version of MongoDB embedded in existing Satellite editions (from Satellite 6.0) will continue to be supported. If a patch is needed, “the Satellite team will create a patch to fix the problem.”, until the gradual elimination of this database backend, said the manager.

Also, Satellite will not use newer versions of MongoDB under the Server Side Public License (SSPL). An initiative that, according to Red Hat, should not have a “significant” impact on Satellite’s performance.

The company said that he preparing her customers and partners for change. However, Red Hat did not provide a particular date of actual abandonment of MongoDB.

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