Red Hat announced the day before yesterdayRed Hat Satellite underlying database will abandon MongoDB and switch to PostgreSQL.
Red Hat Satellite, a system management solution used to manage RHEL deployments, will change its underlying database architecture from using both MongoDB and PostgreSQL databases to using only PostgreSQL.
Red Hat indicated that the use of two databases in Red Hat Satellite was due to the fact that several upstream products also used different databases, and that Red Hat would now adjust its database architecture and future versions would switch to using only PostgreSQL databases.
Red Hat believes that PostgreSQL is a better solution for Satellite, providing the data types and functions Satellite needs, and that a unified database can greatly simplify the overall structure of Satellite, making it easier to support, data backup and disaster recovery. Red Hat also said that Satellite's removal of MongoDB was not expected to have a significant impact on performance, and they would avoid affecting Satellite's existing functionality.
Red Hat said they will continue to support the released Red Hat Satellite Community Edition with MongoDB. Although MongoDB will no longer be updated for Satellite, fixes will be provided for the problems found until they are no longer maintained.
However, Red Hat has not yet given a clear schedule of database changes, but first inform users of the news, the specific timing and release of versions and other news, will be published one after another. Open source China will continue to pay attention to reports.