Kuali Financials: Open Source and AWS Implementations
Kuali Financials has been designed with open-source technologies at its core. We've chosen to leverage the Amazon Web Services (AWS) versions of specific architecture and infrastructure components to support the unique needs of hosting complex software at scale.
We fully recognize and support the needs of customers who opt for self-hosting with the base, open-source versions of these essential technologies.
Base Versus AWS Versions
To provide a bit of context, here are the AWS-provided services that we’re currently using and their open-source equivalents:
- AWS Aurora: A MySQL-compatible, relational database engine with AWS-specific performance and scaling enhancements.
- Amazon Corretto: A certified distribution of OpenJDK, optimized for AWS platforms.
- AWS ElastiCache for Redis: A fully managed in-memory data store, compatible with Redis, offering powerful, in-memory caching with seamless scaling.
These AWS-managed services are built to be fully compatible with their open-source counterparts while offering advantages in management, scalability, and support.
If you opt for self-hosting using the standard, open-source versions of MySQL, OpenJDK, and Redis, rest assured that our team is fully equipped to assist you.
Your choice in hosting configuration—whether AWS-optimized or base versions—doesn't change our commitment to providing you with top-notch support. Our engineers are skilled in troubleshooting issues across both setups.
Our support team is always ready to assist if you have any questions or face any challenges with your hosting decisions. Feel free to reach out for any clarifications or guidance.
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