OpenDB Appliance

Ready to use!

OpenDB Appliance is a complete image of a VMware virtual machine, prepared for running free databases, with the Linux operating system. It is configured by dbi specialists according to best practices and updated on an ongoing basis.

OpenDB Appliance enables new, functional databases to be provided quickly and easily:

  • Import OpenDB Appliance into your VMware ESX environment
  • Adjust parameters such as host name, network configuration, disk size, etc., as appropriate
  • Select the desired process (create DB Homes, initialize instances, stop operation, delete instances)
  • Start the automated installation process and you are ready

What makes OpenDB Appliance stand out?

  • Professional basis for licence-free databases
  • Ready-to-use
  • Automated processes according to best practice standards
  • Monitoring and maintenance with free DMK and pure open source tools
  • Manufacturer support

What does the OpenDB Appliance cost?

The OpenDB Appliance is available in 3 different ways:

  1. Through a pure and simple acquisition (delivery, configuration and installation included) at a fixed price of CHF 1990.00 *
  2. By subscription to a SLA dbi FlexService for one or more databases to be hosted on the OpenDB Appliance (free provision of the OpenDB Appliance)
  3. With a “pay as you go” subscription to the Hidora cloud (located in Switzerland). The OpenDB Appliance can directly be provisioned through the integrated Marketplace. Commercial services and conditions are available on Hidora’s webpage (a free 30-day trial period is available). Link to Hidora’s webpage: (see marketplace)

This product also includes the installation of the free DMK Management Kit (DMK), which provides a basis for monitoring and maintenance.

* Annual cost of support on the OpenDB Appliance: CHF 450.- (2 updates / year). Incident and Problem management on “best effort” modus. Reaction time is only guaranteed through SLA.

Modes of acquisition / cost overview

Simple procurement
Subscription via a SLA contract *
Subscription via the Cloud (Hidora) *
On-premises dbi FlexService ++ and +++ Cloud
CHF 1’990.00 CHF 0.00 (included) Available on
Support (not mandatory)
CHF 450.00 / year Included CHF 450.00 / year
DMK + installation
CHF 0.00 / included CHF 0.00 / included CHF 0.00 / included

* While benefiting from the OpenDB Appliance in the hidora cloud, the provided cloud infrastructure includes 12GB of RAM and 100GB of storage.
Additional resources may be provided, at the customer’s expense.