The EDB Blog
October 15, 2015

James Cash Penney, the founder of JCPenney, once said, “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” The retail pioneer could be speaking of the forces underway in the database industry that have enabled EnterpriseDB to emerge as a formidable force in the market. The performance enhancements and new features from the Postgres Community as well as advancements EDB has added for EDB Postgres have come as the market has begun an overwhelming shift from expensive proprietary DBMSs to open source alternatives.


The Gartner Magic Quadrant has documented the new database landscape and how that landscape has changed. Last year marked a sea change as the 2014 Magic Quadrant became the first year EDB, as an open source relational database management system, was named a Leader. This year, EDB was again named a Leader. In fact, EDB is the only relational database vendor in the Leaders Quadrant that delivers both an open source and an enterprise-enhanced, open source based database solution that can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.

The key factors in EDB earning leadership status in the marketplace include:

  • Continued enhancements to core Postgres technology in performance, scalability and security, enabling broader deployment of applications delivering business innovation.
  • The EDB Postgres Management, Integration, and Migration Suites supporting replication, high availability, database monitoring and management, and data integration to meet the needs of mission critical enterprise applications.
  • DBMS convergence to support traditional structured, semi-structured and unstructured data types to reduce the need to deploy costly, one-off NoSQL data silos.
  • 急速に拡大するハードウェアのエコシステム、EDB PostgresソリューションをサポートするISVおよびシステムインテグレータのパートナー。
  • EDB’s complete suite of training, services and support, ensuring successful adoption of Postgres and migration of workloads from proprietary databases.

Gartner Magic Quadrant Leaders

The coveted Leaders Quadrant of the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, just released, is filled with multiple vendors that could make choosing an enterprise database difficult – except for the presence of EDB. EDB has been evaluated and recognized to be in the same class as Oracle, Microsoft, SAP and IBM.

オープンソース・データベース・ソリューションが重要な作業負荷を実行することができるかについての議論は終わっています。当社のEDB Postgres Plusの製品は、既にABN AMRO、Ericsson、Lockheed Martin、MasterCard、Sonyなどの国際的企業の中に見られます。Gartnerは、IT部門に新しい用途の標準としてオープンソース・データベース・ソリューションを採用し、可能な限り商用データベースを置き換えることを推奨しています。「オープンソースRDBMSの声明」(2015年)に掲載された勧告は、重要な影響を伴う声明でした:「open sourceのリレーショナルDBMS(RDBMS)は成熟し、現在、情報リーダー、DBA、アプリケーション開発管理は、多くの新しいエンタープライズ・アプリケーションの標準的なインフラストラクチャとして検討することができます」

Forces Working Together


At the other end of the spectrum, major traditional vendors reportedly atrophied in their interactions with customers, one getting significant media coverage for creatively raising revenue by tightening up on contractual observances and restricting entry level products to the point of forcing customers to spend vastly more money. 

These forces working together have helped propel EDB forward in the market and solidify the position as a market Leader. The Gartner Magic Quadrant is growing more crowded with new vendors, but that’s not to suggest IT and database executives face a more confusing market.


Pierre Fricke氏はEnterpriseDBの製品マーケティング部門の副社長です。

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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...