EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.2 Now Available for Linux on IBM System z, AIX on IBM System

Date -2008-01-22

EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.2 Now Available for Linux on IBM System z, AIX on IBM System


Latest Version of Award-Winning Database Lowers Customer TCO, Increases Deployment Flexibility



EDISON, N.J., Jan. 22, 2008 - EnterpriseDB, maker of the world's leading Oracle-compatible database, today announced the release of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.2 for Linux on IBM® System z® mainframes. EnterpriseDB Advanced Server for both SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 has been tested by EnterpriseDB to work on IBM System z. The company also announced the availability of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server for AIX® on IBM System p™ servers. More information and free downloads of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server are available at www.enterprisedb.com.

"The IBM System z group continues to work with its IBM Business Partners to enhance the solution portfolio for the Linux on System z environment," said Florence Hudson, vice president, marketing and strategy, IBM System z. "Our customers look to us to enable creative offerings that can help them address their data processing requirements by engaging with software vendors who could bring unique functionality to the System z platform. With EnterpriseDB, our customers will have the flexibility to bring a variety of Oracle-based solutions to the System z platform, enhancing the ability to consolidate applications and better manage their infrastructure. We are pleased that EnterpriseDB has joined our team."

"IBM is a leading UNIX systems provider, supporting business-critical applications at enterprises around the globe," said Bob Zurek, chief technology officer, EnterpriseDB. "EnterpriseDB Advanced Server's Postgres foundation is renowned for its robust reliability, making it a perfect complement to the Linux on System z and AIX on System p platforms."

EnterpriseDB Advanced Server is the award-winning, enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs many applications written for Oracle unchanged. The general availability release of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.2, available since June, includes enhanced Oracle compatibility and easy migration from Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and Sybase databases. In addition, it incorporates all of the many performance and feature upgrades of Postgres 8.2, the world's most advanced open source database.

EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.2 supports the Oracle Call Interface (OCI), a set of APIs used to interact with Oracle databases. This significantly broadens the range of Oracle applications that can run on EnterpriseDB with little or no modification. For example, EnterpriseDB's support for OCI now enables many packaged applications from third-party vendors to be quickly and easily deployed on the EnterpriseDB platform.

EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.2 for Linux on System z, AIX on System p, and other platforms is available as a free download here. License and technical support subscriptions are priced at $5,995 per CPU per year.

About EnterpriseDB

EnterpriseDB develops and supports EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, the world's leading Oracle-compatible relational database management system (RDBMS). EnterpriseDB Advanced Server runs most applications written for Oracle unchanged and at a small fraction of Oracle's cost. Built on Postgres, the world's most advanced open source database, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server has the reliability and scalability necessary for high-volume, mission-critical enterprise use. The company is also the world's leading provider of enterprise-class, Postgres-based products and services, including the EnterpriseDB Postgres distribution. EnterpriseDB has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in March 2004 and is headquartered in Edison, N.J. For more information, please contact +1-732-331-1300 or visit www.enterprisedb.com.

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