The EDB Blog

5 Step Assessment: Selecting a DBMS for New Application Development

11/10/2016
IT is struggling to keep up with the speed of business. The business landscape shifts priorities and requirements faster than you can say “request a change order.” As technology choices increase, so does the complexity of the decision-making process for new solutions. IT is left asking: “how can we...

Data Backup Made Easy

11/04/2016
Backup strategies are critical to enterprise data management, but the time, storage, and management requirements pose a host of challenges. Because companies are managing huge volumes of data, which continue to grow daily, the amount of time and storage required for backup processes can hinder...

How to Be the Master of Your Database Domain

11/02/2016
The increasing deployment of Postgres has brought about new demands for features, capabilities, and tools from developers and database administrators. As the leading Postgres database platform company, EnterpriseDB ® (EDB™) works closely with customers to respond to their emerging needs. One of the...

Why it’s Cool to be an OLTP Database Again

10/24/2016
In 2012, the research firm Gartner defined the Logical Data Warehouse (LDW) as “a new data management architecture for analytics which combines the strengths of traditional repository warehouses with alternative data management and access strategy.” The idea behind this new creation was that a data...

Easy Upgrade Tips for the New EDB Failover Manager

10/06/2016
High availability means keeping the enterprise’s critical data infrastructure running well with virtually no downtime, and ensuring the database infrastructure’s ability to keep running in the event of failure. Enter EDB Postgres™ Failover Manager, the high availability solution from EnterpriseDB...

Analyzing Postgres Adoption

10/05/2016
As an open source project, the Postgres community has always had great difficulty in measuring many aspects of Postgres adoption. For example, how many people use Postgres? We don't know, because people can get Postgres from so many sources, and we have no easy way to track them. Surveys tell us...

3 Ways to Reduce IT Complexity With Digital Transformation

09/30/2016
If your IT group is like most, there is never idle time when it comes to technology demands from the organization. Keeping up can be a real burden – do any of these sound familiar? -- IT needs to find new ways to keep up with the pace of development and deliver solutions faster -- Solutions need to...

Integrating Nagios with EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager

09/23/2016
A cornerstone of the Management Suite in the EDB Postgres Platform is EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager (PEM). The suite provides key management, monitoring, and development capabilities. PEM is designed for monitoring and managing both small and large fleets of PostgreSQL and EDB Postgres Advanced...

Near-Zero Downtime with New Postgres Failover Manager

09/15/2016
A main pillar of the EDB Postgres™ Platform from EnterpriseDB™ (EDB) is the Management Suite, which provides capabilities for disaster recovery, high availability, monitoring, management, and tuning of PostgreSQL and EDB Postgres Advanced Server. EDB significantly advanced the Management Suite...

IT Market Research Firm Reveals 168% ROI with EDB Postgres Platform

08/22/2016
The three-year return on investment of the EDB Postgres™ Platform is 168%, according to a new white paper on the comprehensive business impact of EDB Postgres based on interviews with EDB customers. The white paper titled The Economic and Business Advantages of EDB Postgres Database Solutions*,...

5 Questions to Help You Avoid Oracle Compatibility Imitators

08/19/2016
You may have heard the phrase: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It implies that competitors doing what you already do validate your actions without explicitly saying so. It also implies that the imitator is actually delivering what you are. Over the last decade, EnterpriseDB ® (EDB™)...

Oracle License Plus Fees vs. EDB Postgres Subscription

08/05/2016
Complex licenses, rising maintenance costs, and continuing audit risks have prompted many Oracle customers to seek alternative database management systems (DBMSs). The opex-based pricing model with comprehensive subscriptions offered by EnterpriseDB® (EDB™) has helped organizations lower costs...

Uber's Move Away from PostgreSQL

08/03/2016
Last week, a blog post by an Uber engineer explained why Uber chose to move from PostgreSQL to MySQL . This article was widely reported and discussed within the PostgreSQL community, with many users and developers expressing the clear sentiment that Uber had indeed touched on some areas where...

EDB and IBM Powering the Open Source Database Movement

07/27/2016
Postgres has been a major beneficiary of the open source movement with organizations turning to the world’s most advanced open source relational database as the primary database for new applications, modernization efforts, and as an alternative to expensive traditional vendors. Gartner has declared...