The EDB Blog
September 8, 2015

EnterpriseDB (EDB) and Lenovo are promoting a new high-performance, low-cost stack for the enterprise. Pairing the performance gains and costs savings of Lenovo’s new System x servers with EDB’s open source-based Postgres Plus Advanced Server gives businesses the scalability and performance for powering today’s data-intensive, mission-critical workloads.

Lenovo’s server offerings span the entire gamut of customer hardware infrastructure and solutions needs - from one-socket personal and SMB environments to eight-socket global enterprise data center environments. Built on the Intel Xeon processor E7-4800/8800 v2 product families, System x X6 enterprise servers offer extraordinary performance for database, big data, analytics, cloud computing and virtualization, and business logic/enterprise resource planning (ERP)/customer relationship management (CRM) workloads.

X6 servers can provide:

  • Three times more memory capacity for increased application/VM performance
  • Lower latency for significantly faster database performance

Additionally, these servers offer differentiation from other x86 servers in their award-winning unique “lidless” modular design that easily scales from four to eight sockets by reusing swappable Compute-, Storage- and I/O Books from the four-socket chassis in the larger eight-socket chassis.

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The combination of System x enterprise servers and the powerful, open source–based Postgres Plus Advanced Server database from EnterpriseDB offers a cost advantage in the form of a less expensive overall solution stack. Lenovo  unveiled a database configuration for its System x with EDB Postgres Plus during VMworld 2015.

More and more enterprises are turning to open source databases to reduce costs. “By 2018, more than 70% of new in-house applications will be developed on an OSDBMS, and 50% of existing commercial RDBMS instances will have been converted or will be in process,” predicts Gartner in a new research paper, State of Relational Open Source RDBMSs 2015.*

                      Download the report, State of Relational Open Source RDBMSs, 2015. 

Postgres Plus Advanced Server extends the open source database PostgreSQL with the enterprise security, high availability, performance and manageability enhancements global organizations require. Robust and scalable, EDB Postgres successfully supports mission- critical applications at some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including more than half of the Fortune 100.

Upgrading your systems to the System x Solution with EDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server means you can meet your growing performance demands while reducing costs. With the savings, IT can divert budget to new, data-driven initiatives that make strategic contributions to the organization. The end result is a powerful, low-cost yet high-performing solution that meets today’s data challenges and tomorrow’s emerging demands.

For more information on how EDB Postgres Plus or a Lenovo upgrade can help your organization, contact us.  

Pierre Fricke is Vice President, Product Marketing, at EnterpriseDB.

 

*The State of Open Source RDBMSs, 2015, by Donald Feinberg and Merv Adrian, published April 21, 2015.  

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Pierre Fricke has a long history in open source software. Fricke spent 10 years as director of product marketing for JBoss Middleware. He had joined JBoss Inc. just over a year before its acquisition by Red Hat in 2006 and stayed on until he joined EDB. He first became involved in open source...