EnterpriseDB Hires PostgreSQL Community Leaders

Release Date: 
Apr 4, 2006

Bruce Momjian and Simon Riggs Join Open Source Database Company; EnterpriseDB Expands into Europe with Enterprise Performance Center

BOSTON, LINUXWORLD CONFERENCE AND EXPO, Apr. 4, 2006 – EnterpriseDB, the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source database company, announced today at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston that EnterpriseDB has hired Bruce Momjian, a well-known leader of the PostgreSQL open source community and member of the PostgreSQL Core Team. EnterpriseDB has also hired Simon Riggs, a major PostgreSQL contributor and an authority on PostgreSQL performance. At EnterpriseDB, Momjian and Riggs will continue their community leadership work, and each will hold the title of Senior Database Architect. More information about EnterpriseDB and free downloads of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, the company’s flagship product, are available at www.enterprisedb.com.

EnterpriseDB also announced today the opening of its United Kingdom Enterprise Performance Center, near Oxford, where Simon Riggs will lead a team of engineers focused on improving the performance and scalability of EnterpriseDB and PostgreSQL.

“As the world’s leading provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL-based products and services, EnterpriseDB is committed to ensuring the continued vitality of the PostgreSQL community, “ said Andy Astor, chief executive officer of EnterpriseDB. “By sponsoring Bruce’s and Simon’s PostgreSQL work — as we sponsor others’ — we preserve and enhance the community. At the same time, EnterpriseDB benefits from the contributions of these talented individuals and from the community at large.“

“I am very excited to be joining EnterpriseDB, which has been an active and generous supporter of the PostgreSQL community since the company launched last year. Its financial and technology contributions have significantly advanced the PostgreSQL effort, and EnterpriseDB will continue to do so,“ said Momjian. “My role at EnterpriseDB will allow me to be as active as ever in the community. The company and I have agreed that PostgreSQL leadership and contribution will continue to be my highest priorities.“

Bruce Momjian is a member of the PostgreSQL Core Team and is also a PostgreSQL Committer, one of the select few with the authority to permit changes to the official PostgreSQL code base. He is a co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group and has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996. Bruce is also the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Before joining EnterpriseDB, Bruce was employed by Software Research Associates Open Source Solutions (SRA OSS) in their PostgreSQL support division. Previously, he was vice president of database development at Great Bridge LLC, another PostgreSQL support company. Bruce is a frequent speaker at open source conferences around the world.

Simon Riggs is a significant contributor to the PostgreSQL project, and is widely recognized for his work on PostgreSQL features including Point in Time Recovery (in version 8.0), Partitioning (in version 8.1), and major Sort enhancements (in version 8.2). Simon’s work has focused on enhancing PostgreSQL for use in enterprise applications that demand superior reliability and scalability. Simon is the PostgreSQL project’s U.K. press contact and is a regular speaker at conferences throughout Europe on PostgreSQL, open source, and data management issues. Simon was previously the architect responsible for database selection and procurement at Abbey National Bank.

Andy Astor will be presenting two sessions at LinuxWorld this week. The first, “Are Open Source Databases Ready for Enterprise Applications?“, will be held on April 5 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The second, “Top Five Mistakes to Avoid in Migrating to Open Source,“ will be held later in the day, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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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