Every data center has a sweet spot for Postgres Plus Advanced Server.
Organizations of all sizes and types are cutting database costs wherever possible by deploying a capable low cost alternative to costly proprietary databases. This strategy reduces lock-in to a single vendor and gives IT managers more leverage when negotiating for lower costs. Controlling costs with expensive proprietary vendors has been proven with Linux for operating systems, Xen and KVM for virtualization and JBoss and Apache for middleware and is now being applied to databases. Compare costs with our online TCO calculator.
NoSQL for the Enterprise
Advanced Server’s powerful combination of unstructured and relational database technologies in a single enterprise database management system provides the freedom, flexibility and performance of handling unstructured and semi-structured data while preserving its long-term viability as enterprise information.
The document and key-value store features in Advanced server provide the advantages of new NoSQL technologies plus the ability to integrate them into traditional corporate data infrastructures without data silos, operational complexity, loss of data integrity, and risk. Read more about NoSQL for the Enterprise.
Proven performance in enterprises and government.
A relentless focus on performance, security, and special tools over multiple releases continues to expand the range of solutions possible with Postgres Plus. Recent partitioning improvements, linear read performance scaling up to 64 cores, optimized locking techniques, and multiple performance boosting features handle the largest OLTP loads for many commercial, U.S. government, and non-profit organizations of all sizes and missions. View a cross section of our customers.
Oracle compatibility creates a larger sweet spot for savings!
EDB's compatibility technology helps cap, reduce, or eliminate Oracle fees using multiple strategies, while preserving your investment in Oracle volume licensing, infrastructure, skills and practices. For over 9 years, EnterpriseDB has built a solid practice around helping customers just like you save money for their applications built around PL/SQL, OCI, and Pro*C.
Oracle migration tools convert your schema and many applications run with few changes. Customer conversions of their easy to migrate applications take days or a few weeks. EDB services like the Oracle Migration Assessment quickly identify high-payback applications and the Migration Factory can take 100% of the burden off your staff and realize savings sooner. Re-training is minimal because of the Oracle-like tools provided by Postgres Plus Advanced Server, so you staff can continue leveraging their Oracle knowledge and skills against a low cost open source based alternative. Click the Oracle Compatibility tab above to read more.
A Garter Magic Quadrant Challenger
In Gartner's 2013 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, EnterpriseDB stands alone as the only RDBMS deemed a Challenger to the big 4 proprietary databases from IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and SAP. Gartner summarized the enterprise readiness of Postgres Plus Advanced Server this way: "The functionality of EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus has increased greatly, and with the Oracle Compatibility Feature is now more than sufficient to run both mission-critical and non-mission-critical applications." Read Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant report.
Use EnterpriseDB's best practices to optimize your database mix for cost savings.
There are many paths to finding and applying costs savings in your database portfolio including how you manage your existing volume license agreements. One method is moving existing and easy to migrate applications off their authorized volume licenses to Postgres Plus Advanced Server at a much lower cost. Then recycle the volume licenses to account for growth or hardware upgrades in your difficult to migrate or unqualified to migrate applications. A smart re-balancing of your database mix can result in you paying less in total fees with Postgres Plus Advanced Server than your current proprietary maintenance fees alone. Other strategies used by customers to deploy Postgres Plus Advanced Server include:
- use it for building new OLTP and operational applications,
- apply it to a class of applications based on specific criteria (SLAs, data size, concurrent users, etc.)
- address archival or read-only applications that don't justify expensive licenses,
- build non-mission critical applications,
- assign it to particular business units or departments,
- use it to offload reporting tasks from a master database as an inexpensive replication server
Read our white paper: Optimizing Open Source for Greater Database Savings and Control
We can help you create a path forward.
Our free Enterprise Enablement consultation will inventory your database portfolio and help you identify likely candidates for implementing Postgres Plus Advanced Server at a cost savings in the context of your business goals and current constraints. An inexpensive followup Migration Assessment service can then identify technical issues (if any) for each candidate application, map out a technical strategy for implementation, and estimate your costs savings allowing you to make informed decisions. Contact us for a consultation now.