EnterpriseDB Advanced Server defeats Oracle 11g, taking top database honor at LinuxWorld

Date -2007-08-08

"Best Database Solution" Awarded to EnterpriseDB for
Third Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO, LINUXWORLD CONFERENCE AND EXPO, Aug. 8, 2007 – EnterpriseDB, the Oracle-compatible database company, today announced that, for the third consecutive year, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server has won the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award for Best Database Solution. EnterpriseDB Advanced Server beat both Oracle 11g and Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite to take the top honor. More information and free downloads of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server are available at www.enterprisedb.com.

"EnterpriseDB uniquely enables enterprises to run applications written for Oracle databases for a tiny fraction of Oracle's cost," said Andy Astor, chief executive officer, EnterpriseDB. "We were thrilled in 2005 to have taken the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award for our industry-changing product and again in 2006 for our continued innovation. This year's award for Best Database Solution, especially in light of the hype surrounding Oracle 11g, is a gratifying endorsement of our product and strategy."

About EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.2

EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, the company's flagship product, is an enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs most applications written for Oracle with little or no modification. The current release, version 8.2, supports the Oracle Call Interface and enables easy migration from Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and Sybase databases. EnterpriseDB Advanced Server is based on PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database, ensuring world-class data integrity, security, and performance necessary for enterprise environments. The total cost of ownership (TCO) of an enterprise database solution powered by EnterpriseDB Advanced Server is only a small fraction of the TCO of a comparable Oracle-powered solution.

Earlier this week at LinuxWorld, the company made two significant announcements:

  • The availability of EnterpriseDB Postgres, the first-ever professional-grade distribution of the open source PostgreSQL database for Linux, and the establishment of the EnterpriseDB Postgres Resource Center, a community-based website for enterprise application developers and DBAs. The Postgres Resource Center provides free downloads of EnterpriseDB Postgres and serves as a rich repository of technical information, tools, and other valuable PostgreSQL resources.
  • The availability of GridSQL for EnterpriseDB Advanced Server. The new product enables OLAP applications to seamlessly leverage clusters of inexpensive commodity servers while appearing as a single database to the applications. Using this capability, enterprises can easily meet complex data warehousing and business intelligence challenges at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.


About EnterpriseDB Corporation

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 PostgreSQL, 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, PostgreSQL-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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