EnterpriseDB 2005 Wins Best Database Award at LinuxWorld

Date -2005-08-10

Beats MySQL, Oracle and IBM for Top Honors

SAN FRANCISCO, LINUXWORLD CONFERENCE AND EXPO, August 10, 2005 –EnterpriseDB Corporation, an enterprise database company, announced today that EnterpriseDB 2005, the company's flagship product, has won the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award in the "Best Database Solution" category. Representatives from the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo presented the award Tuesday afternoon at the show. EnterpriseDB 2005 is an enterprise-class database that is based on PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database. EnterpriseDB 2005 is compatible with many applications written for Oracle databases, and it provides reliability and performance under update-intensive workloads that are far superior to other popular open source databases. More information and EnterpriseDB 2005 downloads are available on the company's website at www.enterprisedb.com.

"EnterpriseDB 2005 was chosen to receive the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award from a field that included database offerings from MySQL, Oracle and IBM. We're delighted and honored, especially as we've only just announced general availability," said Andy Astor, EnterpriseDB's CEO. "Our strategy of enhancing PostgreSQL, including in the areas of Oracle compatibility, reliability and scalability, to create an aggressively priced, enterprise-class product has been validated by the judges' choice."

EnterpriseDB 2005 was selected to receive the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award in the "Best Database Solution" category based on several criteria, including price performance, conformation to standards, supported platforms, data storage efficiency, usability and ease of data backup.

About EnterpriseDB 2005

EnterpriseDB Corporation enhanced PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database, to create EnterpriseDB 2005. EnterpriseDB 2005 delivers enterprise-compatibility, Oracle-compatibility and budget-compatibility - in short, EnterpriseDB 2005 is "business compatible".

Enterprise compatibility means that EnterpriseDB 2005 runs significantly faster than most other databases, including MySQL, in typical transactional applications and that it is robust and reliable, as its record-low defect rate - 100 times less than average commercial software - demonstrates. Oracle compatibility means that many applications written for Oracle will run unmodified on EnterpriseDB 2005. Budget compatibility means that EnterpriseDB 2005's will be priced to reflect its open source heritage, with linear, per-CPU pricing structure that will be economical for deployments of all sizes.

EnterpriseDB 2005 includes EnterpriseDB Database Server, the RDBMS engine, EnterpriseDB Studio, a console for developers and DBAs, and EnterpriseDB Connectors, which provide access to EnterpriseDB 2005 from JDBC, ODBC, .NET, ESQL/C++, PHP, Perl and Python.

EnterpriseDB Corporation will be demonstrating EnterpriseDB 2005 in booth #552 at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo through August 11 in San Francisco. EnterpriseDB has donated space in its booth to enable the PostgreSQL community to have a presence at the show, and community representatives will be available in the booth throughout the show.

About EnterpriseDB Corporation

EnterpriseDB provides and supports enterprise-class database products that are based on time-tested open source, that are broadly compatible with proprietary databases and that are robustly reliable and scalable. EnterpriseDB was founded in March 2004, and is headquartered in Edison, N.J. For more information, contact +1-732-331-1300 or visit www.enterprisedb.com.

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