Tuesday, September 6, 2011

WSO2 unveils its Relational Storage Solutions via WSO2 StratosLive.


Nowadays, The concept of cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular. Many of the businesses spanned across various parts of the globe tend to adapt the cloud as it offers various means to provide the customers with highly scalable, agile, flexible service offerings at low capital, operational and maintenance costs. As a result, the customer attraction towards the cloud services has been increasing over the last couple of years and that has been one of the key driving forces which lies behind the emergence of various vendors who provide Cloud based services.

Among such vendors, WSO2 is considered one of the strongest competitors in the cloud space, recently introducing WSO2 StratosLive, the most complete and innovative Paas(Platform as a Service) which comes as a composition of various services representing its own unique product stack comprising ESB-as-a-Service, Data-as-a-Service, etc, which are completely built upon WSO2 Carbon, the most comprehensive enterprise middleware platform introduced by WSO2.

WSO2 RSS (Relational Storage Service)

Almost all the applications irrespective of whether they are run on the cloud or as a piece of standalone application, have got the requirement of storing and manipulating data associated with their numerious operations. That in turn brings forward the need of having a proper storage solution which caters all such data related requirements of those applications. Although there are diverse set of options available for standalone applications to be used locally to store data, not many options provide such storage capabilities and easy access to those stored data in the cloud space. WSO2 Relational Storage Service(RSS) which comes as a part of WSO2's the most complete PaaS (Platform as a service) offering, StratosLive, is capable of fulfilling all such data related requirements of applications running on the cloud. This particular post mainly aims at providing the community with a comprehensive understanding about WSO2 RSS and its offerings.

Delving into the storage solutions offered by WSO2 RSS, it gives you the total control over your data storage space, absolutely FREE of charge, by allowing you to create and manage your data storage space on your own via an easy to use user-interface. The users are completely given the ability to make their choice out of the two below mentioned options depending on the requirements.

1. Create and manage their data storage space within the WSO2 RSS.

2. Add user-defined RDS instances and manage them using WSO2 Data-as-a-Service user interface.

WSO2 RSS is implemented based on Amazon Relational Data Storage(RDS) System. Thus it inherits all the benefits offered by the Amazon RDS which could be thought of as an added advantage.

Having had a good insight into the storage solutions offered by WSO2 Data-as-a-Service, let's further explore how you can actually implement each of those aforementioned solutions with WSO2 RSS.

* Creating and managing your databases within WSO2 RSS.

Step 1: Creating your database within the WSO2 RSS.

Step 2: Creating permission templates to be assigned to database users.

 Step 3: Creating database users and attaching them to the created database.

 Step 4: Configuring your database with your own schemas, etc.

Step 5: Creating carbon datasources pointing your databases.

Step 6: Creating data services using those created carbon datasources.

* Adding user-defined RDS instances and managing them using WSO2 DSS user interface.

Step 1: Add your own RDS instances.

Step 2: Create your database within the user defined RDS instance instead of using WSO2 RSS.

The rest of the steps are the same as stated under the first option.

This way you can select your preferred data storage solution and continue experiencing the awesome set of functionalities provided by StratosLive, the most complete PaaS offered by WSO2.

Source : http://prabathabey.blogspot.com/2011/08/wso2-unveils-its-relational-storage.html

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