Graham Pullen appointed Vice President, Sales, Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) to support regional growth initiatives
SYDNEY, Australia – March 2, 2016 – EnterpriseDB® (EDB™), the leading enterprise Postgres database company, today announced the Company has expanded into Australia and New Zealand with the opening of a new regional office in Sydney. In addition, the Company has appointed Graham Pullen as Vice President, Sales for the Asia Pacific Japan regions. From the new Sydney office, Pullen also will lead strategic growth initiatives and channel development across Asia and India as part of EDB’s global field leadership team.
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“The Asia Pacific and ASEAN regions represent significant opportunity for EDB as enterprises and governments increasingly adopt Postgres to realize greater efficiency and achieve better business outcomes, while transforming their data centers into platforms of innovation,” said Mike Huseman, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development at EDB.
Prior to EDB, Pullen was at OpenText, where he spent more than seven years. Initially, Pullen was OpenText’s Senior Vice President, Sales, Asia Pacific and was ultimately appointed Senior Vice President, Global Alliances and Worldwide Channels. He joined OpenText through its acquisition of Vignette, where he was General Manager. Pullen has over 30 years in global sales leadership roles, including positions at EMC and BEA.
“Organizations recognize that EDB Postgres delivers the tremendous savings and flexibility that open source brought to other layers in the enterprise software stack but with robust, enterprise-class enhancements they need to ensure mission-critical performance and business success,” said Pullen.
The confluence of (i) the coming of age of OSDBMSs and (ii) market forces that require companies to be agile, fail fast, and embrace DevOps (among other developments), has resulted in open source solutions such as EDB Postgres becoming not just “a choice” on the radar, but rather a strategic imperative for IT organizations to effectively meet the growing data management demands of their business units. According to Gartner’s The State of Open Source RDBMS, 2015,* open source database management systems (OSDBMSs) have matured into viable alternatives to, and are displacing, proprietary, commercial solutions for 80% of enterprise workloads.
About EDB Postgres™
EDB Postgres is available in three subscriptions: (i) EDB Postgres Enterprise, (ii) EDB Postgres Standard, and (iii) EDB Postgres Developer. The EDB Postgres Enterprise subscription includes the EDB Postgres Advanced Server database and database compatibility for Oracle. EDB Postgres Standard includes the PostgreSQL database. EDB Postgres Developer offers your choice of DBMS and targets developer use. All three subscriptions include comprehensive management, integration, migration tool suites, as well as 24x7 global support and upgrades. In addition, a broad range of training, professional services and certification solutions are available from EDB and EDB’s partners. To learn more about EDB Postgres subscriptions, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About EnterpriseDB (EDB)
EDB is the leading worldwide provider of PostgreSQL software and services that enable enterprises to reduce their reliance on costly traditional solutions and slash their database spend by 80% or more. With powerful performance and security enhancements for PostgreSQL, sophisticated management tools for global deployments and database compatibility with and the ability to migrate from Oracle, EDB software supports mission-critical enterprise applications. More than 3,400 enterprises, governments and other organizations worldwide use EDB software, support, training and professional services to integrate PostgreSQL into their existing data infrastructures. EDB is based in Bedford, Massachusetts.
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*The State of Open Source RDBMSs, 2015, by Donald Feinberg and Merv Adrian, published April 21, 2015.