EnterpriseDB Announces Its Selection by Sun Microsystems to Provide PostgreSQL Support for Applications Running the Solaris 10 Operating System

Release Date: 
Aug 8, 2006

World’s Leading Provider of PostgreSQL-Based Products and Services to Provide Support, Services, and Training for Solaris 10 Customers

ISELIN, N.J., Aug. 8, 2006 –EnterpriseDB, the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source database company, announced today that Sun Microsystems, Inc. has selected EnterpriseDB to provide Sun with technical support and related professional services and training for Sun's PostgreSQL offering. Sun recently integrated PostgreSQL, the world’s most advanced open source database, into its Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS). EnterpriseDB’s flagship product, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, is an enterprise-class database that runs applications written for Oracle and is based on PostgreSQL. EnterpriseDB is a significant contributor to and supporter of the PostgreSQL code base and the PostgreSQL developer community.

Under the arrangement announced today, Sun will provide its customers with technical support and will turn to EnterpriseDB for additional support. EnterpriseDB will also provide Sun with custom training classes for its engineering and technical support teams. Finally, EnterpriseDB may provide professional services and consulting related to PostgreSQL architecture and development to Sun or Sun’s customers.

“With industry leading features such as DTrace, Containers, Predictive Self-Healing and ZFS, Solaris 10 is clearly the most advanced operating system on the planet and the best platform for database deployment,” said Tom Goguen, vice president for system software, Sun Microsystems. “We chose EnterpriseDB to work with us on PostgreSQL support, because we’ve been continually impressed by their PostgreSQL expertise, customer focus and support capabilities — assets essential to providing enterprise class support for open source software to our customers.”

“PostgreSQL is in our company DNA,” said Andy Astor, chief executive officer of EnterpriseDB. “We have spent years enhancing PostgreSQL to create EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, and we understand the underlying PostgreSQL code better than any other company on the planet. We’re pleased to partner with Sun to help their customers build and deploy PostgreSQL-based solutions.”

About EnterpriseDB Corporation

EnterpriseDB develops and supports EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, an enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS) that is built on PostgreSQL, the world’s most advanced open source database. EnterpriseDB Advanced Server is compatible with Oracle applications, has the reliability and scalability necessary for high-volume, mission-critical enterprise use, and is very affordable. EnterpriseDB has offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and is the world’s leading provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL-based products and services. EnterpriseDB was founded in March, 2004, and is headquartered in Iselin, N.J.For more information, please contact +1-732-331-1300 or visit www.enterprisedb.com.

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