EDB works with a leading provider of business application software that serves more than 70,000 customers worldwide. The company was working to modernize its platform of legacy applications to support cloud-ready deployments and began considering open source software. An open source stack would provide its customers freedom from vendor lock-in and lower total-cost-of-ownership (TCO), as well as the freedom to deploy in cloud environments. The company approached EnterpriseDB® (EDB™) for an open source-based database. The addition of EDB Postgres Advanced Server to the company’s application suite provided a total cost of ownership for end users that was just 20 percent (or less) of the cost of a proprietary stack. EDB provided the same scalability, performance, and reliability of Oracle, which the company had replaced to create an alternative option, yet gave customers new levels of deployment flexibility in the cloud.

What We Did

EDB collaborated with the company and provided engineering resources to ensure the migration ran smoothly. The company utilized the database compatibility for Oracle technology in EDB Postgres to migrate its suite. EDB also worked with the company to ensure performance benchmarks. The end result was that EDB Postgres supported 87.4 transactions/user, over 15 minutes faster than Oracle’s performance of 88 transactions/user over the same time period.


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