Alfresco and EnterpriseDB forge technology and business alliance

Date -2009-06-01

Alfresco and EnterpriseDB Forge Technology and Business Alliance


Alfresco Supports Postgres Plus Advanced Server, Companies Partner to Lower Costs and Improve Productivity


LONDON, UK and WESTFORD, Mass., USA, June 1, 2009 - Alfresco Software, Inc., the leader in open source enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and EnterpriseDB Corporation, the leading enterprise open source database company, today announced a partnership under which Alfresco will support Alfresco Enterprise for use with EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus and EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server. Under the terms of the partnership, the companies will provide joint customers with coordinated, high quality support and professional services.

Open Source Market Leaders Align to Ensure Shared Customer Success

Alfresco is the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management and the choice of the global 5000 with customers such as FedEx, Fox Broadcasting and Virgin Mobile. Alfresco was the first product to fully integrate the Microsoft SharePoint protocol support and the first to release an implementation of the proposed Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) specification giving users greater choice of operating system, database, application server and desktop environment.

Postgres Plus Advanced Server is the leading open source relational database for transactional and mixed-load applications. Based on PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database, Postgres Plus includes the performance, scalability and reliability found in leading commercial database products. Postgres Plus also delivers breakthrough compatibility features, allowing applications written for Oracle to run with few or no changes.

Under the partnership, joint customers can now run EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server 8.3 with Alfresco Enterprise 3.1. Further, Alfresco and EnterpriseDB will offer seamless support for shared customers who have active support subscriptions for both products. This promises to eliminate the support frustrations that sometimes accompany mixed-vendor installations.

"The intent of Alfresco Enterprise 3.1 is to extend Alfresco's position as the leading open source replacement for high-cost Enterprise Content Management built on high-cost proprietary stacks," noted John Powell, CEO, Alfresco Software. "With this partnership our mutual customers will receive equivalent or better functionality than proprietary alternatives, including drop-in Oracle database compatibility. Open source innovation is what current IT budgets demand . up to 96% proven lower cost, driven out of operating expenditure with commercial Service Level Agreements."

"We recognize the importance of creating effective alliances with partners that share our vision and core values. EnterpriseDB and Alfresco are cooperating in the true spirit of open source innovation to deliver best-in-class solutions and superior service for dramatically lower costs" said Ed Boyajian, CEO, EnterpriseDB Corporation. "EnterpriseDB offers a high powered Oracle-compatible database at a fraction of the cost of proprietary database solutions. An open source technology stack combining Postgres Plus Advanced Server and Alfresco Enterprise offers organizations a significant opportunity to reduce costs."

For more information about the cost advantages of Alfresco, please download the TCO Whitepaper:

About Alfresco

Alfresco Software, Inc. is the leader in the open source enterprise content management market. The company couples the innovation of open source with the stability of a true enterprise-class platform at a tenth of the cost. The Alfresco content platform uses a flexible architecture to provide document management, web content management and collaboration software to over 550 enterprise customers worldwide. Founded in 2005 by a team of content management veterans that includes the co-founder of Documentum, John Newton, and former COO of Business Objects, John Powell, Alfresco is based in London. For more information, please visit

About EnterpriseDB

EnterpriseDB is the leading provider of enterprise-class products and services based on PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database. The company's Postgres Plus products are ideally suited for transaction-intensive applications requiring superior performance, massive scalability, and compatibility with proprietary database products. EnterpriseDB has offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Westford, Mass. For more information, please call +1-978-589-5700 or visit

# # #

Alfresco is a registered trademark of Alfresco Software, Inc. EnterpriseDB and Postgres Plus are trademarks of EnterpriseDB Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Alfresco Media Contact

Susan McCarron
Lois Paul & Partners (for Alfresco Software)
+1 781-782-5767

EnterpriseDB Media Contact

Christian Danella
Prequent, Inc. (for EnterpriseDB Corporation)
+1-408-275-6488 (office)
+1-415-350-4830 (mobile)