PostgreSQL was the big winner in the 2015 DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards. The most advanced open source database was voted best relational database by the publication’s readership of senior IT managers, DBAs and corporate information project teams, beating out finalists Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. Postgres won a second recognition in the awards, with EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus Cloud Database landing as a finalist in the category of best cloud database behind Amazon RDS (but ahead of Microsoft SQL Azure).
Database Trends and Applications magazine recently announced the winners in 29 total categories for its annual online competition, which covered a wide range of areas within the industry – from Hadoop distributions and NoSQL database products to relational database management and cloud solutions.
Receiving awards and citations is always gratifying, regardless of the competition or category. Readers’ choice awards in particular stand out, because they reflect acknowledgement from the people who regularly use the products and services.
As the only worldwide provider of enterprise-class products and services based on Postgres, EDB is committed to the Postgres Community with the goal of constantly improving and building upon the software as well as promoting and facilitating the adoption of Postgres and related products worldwide. Postgres has a reputation for being the most advanced open source database available, and coupled with the enterprise-class performance, capabilities, security and tremendous value of Postgres Plus Advanced Server, adoption of Postgres is growing on a global scale.
The DBTA Readers’ Choice voting results support statements in a recent Gartner report that reflect the widespread acceptance of open source databases. “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,” according to the April 2015 Gartner report, The State of Open-Source RDBMs, 2015.* Gartner’s predictions demonstrate the fact that open source databases, specifically PostgreSQL, are at odds with proprietary models.
The open source database marketplace continues to expand at a brisk pace, with open source technologies from EnterpriseDB and Postgres leading the charge.
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Keith Alsheimer is Chief Marketing Officer of EnterpriseDB.
*The State of Open Source RDBMSs, 2015, by Donald Feinberg and Merv Adrian, published April 21, 2015.