Oracle VM templates and Amazon Machine Images (AMI) are compared in a post by llaszews, who finds striking similarities in the functionality and capabilities they provide. AMI is a special type of pre-configured operating system and virtual application software, the post continues, that is used to create a virtual machine within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), where it serves as the basic unit of deployment for services delivered using EC2. Oracle VM Templates offer pre-installed and pre-configured software images for deploying a fully configured software stack, thus eliminating installation and configuration costs and reducing the ongoing maintenance costs, thereby enabling organizations to achieve faster time to market and lower cost of operations. The post adds that both have 35 Oracle images or templates, and both allow DIY images or templates. Finally, the post notes that a further advantage of both is that there are hundreds of MySQL AMIs (AWS MySQL AMIs ), pointing out that Oracle VM templates can run on any public or private cloud environment, not just AWS EC2.
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