EnterpriseDB taps Gartner US Department of Defense technology expert Loren Osborn to provide specialized expertise for federal agencies migrating to open source solutions
Bedford, MA – July 16, 2013 – EnterpriseDB, the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and Oracle database compatibility solutions, today announced the expansion of its government group with the hire of Loren Osborn. He has already begun work at EnterpriseDB as Director, Government.
“The number of government agencies and defense contractors who are taking advantage of the price-performance leadership of Postgres is rising steadily,” said Ed Boyajian, CEO and President of EnterpriseDB. “Loren’s longtime hands-on experience helping federal agencies procure and deploy new technologies is a tremendous asset for our customers in their transition to Postgres. His high-level relationships will also help expand our access and depth of conversations with agencies deploying more sensitive applications.”
The federal government represents a significant and growing customer base for EnterpriseDB because of an acute need for cost savings and a mandate toward open source initiatives. The pace of change has also begun to accelerate after a federal agency review found using Postgres software and support from EnterpriseDB for a proposed project would cost 92 percent less than Oracle.
“Because of its deep Postgres expertise and successful track record within the federal government, EnterpriseDB is a highly desired partner among agencies seeking to deploy open source technologies,” said Osborn. “I’m looking forward to helping federal agencies save money and improve performance with Postgres and EnterpriseDB.”
Osborn joins EnterpriseDB from Gartner, where he was head of the US Navy program and helped related clients with strategies, planning, execution and management of new technology projects. Prior to that he was Director, Defense & Intelligence at Micro Focus, where he led enterprise software sales for COBOL systems at multiple branches of the DoD. He also brings more than a decade of experience from similar leadership roles in enterprise technology sales at Centrifuge, Noetix and Unicorn, all of which provide technology solutions to the federal government.
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EnterpriseDB, based in Bedford, MA, is the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL and Oracle database compatibility products and services. Used by thousands of business and government customers globally, EnterpriseDB delivers the industry’s best price-performance in a relational database. Employing some of the most innovative members of the PostgreSQL Community, EnterpriseDB builds upon 25-plus years of development to provide companies a proven, secure and feature-rich alternative to costly traditional databases. EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus family of products includes the open source community PostgreSQL, Postgres Plus Advanced Server with Oracle database compatibility, a Database-as-a-Service with its Postgres Plus Cloud Database and enterprise management and monitoring tools. Founded in 2004, EnterpriseDB is backed by Charles River Ventures, Volition Capital (formerly Fidelity Ventures), Valhalla Partners and strategic investors including Red Hat, IBM, NTT and KT. For more information, please visit http://enterprisedb.com.
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