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EDB Partners with Thales Using BDR for Advanced Data Security Application

EDB Team7/26/2019
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Revolutionary multi-master clustering technology Postgres-BDR selected by leading Data Security Company for their distributed database

EDB has announced a collaboration with Gemalto, a Thales company, on an industry-leading enterprise key management platform. The platform combines Gemalto’s SafeNet KeySecure, and Postgres-BDR™ (bi-directional replication) to provide backend database support. BDR is a ground-breaking multi-master clustering tool for PostgreSQL databases. With challenging demands of the modern business environment increasing, the 3rd generation of BDR achieves efficiency and accuracy, ensuring Always On capabilities (up to 5 nines of availability) in a geographically distributed cluster.

“The integration of EDB's database replication capabilities with the industry leading enterprise key management of the SafeNet KeySecure platform allows our clients to have unprecedented security and compliance when securing their most important business asset – their data,” said Todd Moore, Vice President of Encryption Products at Thales.

The growing demand for geographically distributed bi-directional replication (BDR) has driven the focused development of Postgres-BDR. The result is built-in high availability for geographically distributed PostgreSQL databases. The AlwaysOn architecture makes use of shadow masters combined with auto-failover and switchover, guaranteeing continuous service even when a system component or an entire data center fails. This provides enterprise database systems with a true high availability solution that has the ability to recover from disasters.

Postgres-BDR also performs rolling upgrades with zero down-time or disruption of service in the cluster. The continuous delivery of updates to a cluster avoids downtime when a new release or hot fix is made available, allowing BDR to cope perfectly with the performance need of high-availability systems.

To learn more about Postgres-BDR, you can download our white paper, Postgres-BDR: The Next Generation of PostgreSQL High Availability.