Postgres Plus: the EDB blog

By Abbas Butt, Jun 26, 2015
Back in March, we wrote about the advances EnterpriseDB was working on to make Postgres Plus Advanced Server compatible with XA interface. If you recall, “the purpose of XA compatibility is to support distributed transactions in a heterogeneous environment. As an XA compatible database, Po ...
By Mathieu Le Faucheur, Jun 23, 2015
The expanding demand for Postgres across Europe prompted EnterpriseDB (EDB) to raise its profile. My joining EDB to lead the sales and partner development efforts in France was a part of EDB's expansion in Europe. On June 12, EDB rolled out an in-person initiative to introduce its Postgres P ...
By Jason Davis, Jun 19, 2015
EnterpriseDB and Lenovo have been working together to promote a powerful yet cost-effective choice for customers of Lenovo’s X6 line of enterprise servers. EDB’s engineering team got hold of a Lenovo 3850 X6 and decided to put it through the paces with Postgres Plus Advanced Server (PPAS) ...
By Jeannot Bos, Jun 18, 2015
Dutch MP Astrid Oosenbrug delivered the opening keynote during an EnterpriseDB seminar in The Hague, Netherlands on the Dutch government’s use of open source software. It’s been a topic of lingering debate in the Netherlands. Since the early 2000’s a number of initiatives to make open ...
By Pierre Fricke, Jun 17, 2015
Database Administrators wrestle with a range of issues to keep the enterprise’s critical data infrastructure running well with virtually no downtime. Not only do they face issues of management and monitoring databases on a continuing basis, but DBAs must also ensure the database infrastruc ...
By Pierre Fricke, Jun 15, 2015
Industry conferences and events are a great opportunity for professionals, analysts, users and developers to network and engage, and PGCon is no exception. It gets under way this week with lectures, workshops and tutorials at the University of Ottawa June 16-20. EnterpriseDB is deeply involved ...
By Gary Carter, Jun 08, 2015
Plenty of pixels have spotlighted the database solutions that have emerged to meet the demands of new and bigger data loads. But how this is affecting the database administrator, not so much. Database professionals are under the gun to manage more data, more databases and more database solutio ...
By Fred Dalrymple, Jun 04, 2015
Postgres Plus Cloud Database (PPCD) customers have more flexibility in how their applications will interact with their database than other rigid, black-box database services. Postgres Plus Cloud Database (PPCD) deploys Postgres databases in private instances that customers can configure and ...
By Fred Dalrymple, May 22, 2015
EnterpriseDB’s new version of its Postgres Plus Cloud Database (PPCD) on Amazon Web Services, released to general availability on May 26, supports all the new-generation instance types at reduced prices. We’re launching two new products that include support for T2, M3, C3, C4, D2, G2, R3, ...
By Keith Alsheimer, May 08, 2015
Open source software (OSS) has long been recognized as an opportunity for cost savings in the enterprise beginning with Linux for operating systems.  New research from Gartner has now verified that many organizations can now extend that savings to the database layer.  Today’s enterprise da ...
By Pierre Fricke, Apr 29, 2015
Today’s executives must rise to the challenge of delivering stimulating and valuable customer engagement.  Customers, partners, and employees expect a level of service that was not possible in the early or pre-internet era of computing. Now with the rise of mobile devices and applications a ...
By Jason Davis, Apr 16, 2015
The typical data center today contains a patchwork of data management technologies. From enterprise-class relational databases to limited, standalone NoSQL-only solutions to specialized extensions, the arsenal for managing data has become more diverse. And this diverse arsenal is a business ...
By Debra Brucato, Apr 10, 2015
If you bought a new, very expensive, very powerful piece of machinery, and you were offered some training on how to best use it - you’d take it, right? Of course you would! Not only would you want to make sure you’re not a few button presses away from breaking the entire machine, but you ...
By Fred Dalrymple, Apr 07, 2015
In February of 2010, the United States Government first introduced the Cloud First Policy. Its goal was to push government services towards third party cloud computing services that could provide a host of benefits over the software stacks and services that were (and often still are) in place. ...
By Robert Haas, Apr 01, 2015
PostgreSQL has three shutdown modes: smart, fast, and immediate.  For many years, the default has been "smart", but Bruce Momjian has just committed a patch to change the default to "fast" for PostgreSQL 9.5.  In my opinion, this is a good thing; I have complained about the current, and agre ...