The EDB Blog

Database Compatibility for Oracle Explained

02/04/2016
Organizations can reduce their database spend by 80% or more by deploying EDB Postgres in place of traditional database solutions like Oracle, according to calculations in a recent Gartner report. But while the benefit of redirecting money saved is often crystal clear, the risks associated with...

Dutch Public Health Care Overhaul Benefits Open Source Adoption

02/02/2016
The Dutch federal government completed a major overhaul last year of its public health care and services systems. In the overhaul, many of the organizational responsibilities of national systems were assigned to local providers. To handle the demands of myriad new responsibilities, many local...

Top 3 Upgrades in New EDB Postgres Advanced Server 9.5

01/29/2016
The newest version of EDB Postgres Advanced Server ® merges the recently released community version of PostgreSQL with EDB’s enterprise-class, open-source-based database. EDB Postgres Advanced Server is complete with additional performance, security and management capabilities. What are the top 3...

Be the First to Learn PostgreSQL 9.5

01/25/2016
Released January 7, the new PostgreSQL 9.5 ushered in a host of new features and capabilities that boost performance, scalability and data analytics productivity. Question: What was the most requested feature that now is included with the new PostgreSQL 9.5? Answer: UPSERT was the most requested...

Solving Cache Line Contention in Large NUMA Systems

01/20/2016
EnterpriseDB ® (EDB™) works with a significant number of global brands that deploy EDB Postgres to support complex business-critical workloads. Some of these brands experienced a dramatic drop-offs in performance as they dialed-up the concurrency in their load tests. This was a mystery for these...

Driving the Open Source Road?

01/15/2016
With nearly 10 million downloads over the past five years, Postgres is the leading enterprise open source database. In a report The State of Open Source RDBMSs, 2015 ,* Gartner gives some compelling directions for IT professionals on their road to open source. Their advice? Adopt an open source...

PostgreSQL Past, Present, and Future: Moving The Goalposts

01/13/2016
It's nice to see that PostgreSQL 9.5 is finally released! There are a number of blog posts out about that already, not to mention stories in InfoWorld , V3 , and a host of other publications . Of all the publicity, though, I think my favorite piece is a retrospective post by Shaun Thomas reviewing...

What’s Under the Radar in PostgreSQL 9.5?

01/08/2016
The release of PostgreSQL 9.5 marks a turning point for enterprises using PostgreSQL for the development of high-speed mobile, web and digital economy applications, many for customer engagement. As enterprises evolve, their infrastructures must adapt constantly to stay competitive and meet rising...

Numbers Don’t Lie: France Leads in Open Source Adoption

12/23/2015
The number of open source software users is rising – and as Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal and champion of OSS famously said, “The numbers don’t lie.” Among large- and small-to-mid-size enterprises, the demand for open source databases is surging, as organizations seek to replicate the success...

Postgres Going in Multiple Directions

12/18/2015
In 2013 I blogged about Postgres advancing in multiple directions at once. Having presented my Postgres 9.5 features talk six times already (with another one coming on Tuesday), I have noticed a broader pattern. Looking at my top-ten items from that presentation, you can see Postgres advancing in...

Parallelism Becomes a Reality in Postgres

12/14/2015
This post originally appeared on Amit Kapila's personal blog . Parallelism is now a reality in PostgreSQL. With 9.6, I hope we will see many different forms of queries that can use parallelism to execute. For now, I will limit this discussion to what we can already do, which is Parallel Sequential...

The Database and IoT - An Important Union

12/10/2015
Fifty billion connected objects will invade the market over the next five years, according to some predictions. However, when we are talking about connected objects, otherwise known as the Internet of Things (IoT), multiple platforms and technological solutions come to mind. We are living in an...

Getting Cloud-Ready for the Holidays

12/03/2015
With the holiday season officially underway I’m often impressed how well retailers are able to maintain – or unable to maintain – a level of service for their web sites. E-commerce continues to grow while traditional retail treads water at best. The spectacle of Black Friday aside, the crowds are...

The Oracle Migration Strategy – Getting Started

11/30/2015
Organizations are being increasingly challenged to do more with less – develop innovative strategies, create compelling products, serve customers more effectively, all while facing limited resources. As a result, IT personnel have begun evaluating how they can manage the IT stack to find additional...

The ORACLE© SE2 Tea Party

11/24/2015
As of December 1, 2015, Oracle® is no longer offering two of its most popular database license options, SE and SE1; replacing them instead with a new SE2 version which effectively increases license limitations to force more customers onto their Enterprise Edition—at an enormous cost increase. This...