Date -2010-06-16 EnterpriseDB and Interactive Ideas Partner to Deliver Open Source Database Products Across United Kingdom and Ireland
Interactive Ideas becomes Master Distributor of EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus products
WESTFORD, Mass. - June 16, 2010 - EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, today announced that Interactive Ideas, one of the UK's leading value-added software and technology distributors, has been named a Master Distributor of EnterpriseDB's products - including the company's flagship Postgres Plus database. Interactive Ideas will now market, resell and fully support EnterpriseDB's line of open source database products and services throughout the UK and Ireland, ultimately meeting growing demand for a cost-effective alternative to proprietary databases.
"Partnering with Interactive Ideas -- one of the largest open source distributors in Europe -- is a key milestone for us as we further our commitment to bringing cost-effective database alternatives to this region," said Sandor Klein, managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa for EnterpriseDB. "We believe that the breadth and depth of Interactive Ideas' channel, along with the expertise of their local team, will drive further adoption of EnterpriseDB's open source database products and services by organizations throughout the UK and Ireland."
Interactive Ideas' Enterprise Reseller team works with many resellers, VARs and systems integrators to provide network infrastructure solutions that deliver increased performance and cost savings. EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus product line is based on the world's most advanced open source database, Postgres, and provides enterprises with a cost-effective alternative for powering high-transaction, mission-critical applications. Backed by a truly independent community of contributors, Postgres is the only independent open source database on the market today. Together, EnterpriseDB and Interactive Ideas will enable organizations throughout the UK and Ireland to take advantage of the cost and performance benefits of the Postgres open source database.
"As the largest distributor of open source, we are seeing increasing demand for the creation of open source stacks. Adding an enterprise-class database alongside our Linux and middleware offerings will allow us to provide our customers with complete open source solutions," said Mike Trup, managing director, Interactive Ideas. "The need to achieve more with a smaller budget is running throughout IT departments. Our collaboration with EnterpriseDB will help our customers to offer a real alternative to spending huge amounts on proprietary software licenses."
About EnterpriseDB Corporation
EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, provides enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and PostgreSQL services to help IT organizations be successful with 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 to reduce overall database costs. 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 +1-978-589-5709, or visit www.enterprisedb.com.
About Interactive Ideas
Interactive Ideas is a leading value-added distributor of Software and Technology products, establishing itself in the competitive IT industry by providing excellent customer service, proactively working with its partners and being able to identify emerging technologies.
The past year has seen Interactive Ideas recognised in leading industry awards:
- PC Retail awards 2010, winner Specialist Distributor of the Year.
- Hat EMEA Distributor of the Year
- Microscope ACE awards 2010, shortlisted Software Distributor of the Year and Marketing Team of the Year
- CRN Channel Awards 2009, shortlisted Software Distributor of the Year
Structured into two divisions; the consumer retail team has a strong track record working with retail, mail order and TV shopping companies to provide market leading and unique software and peripherals for the home and home office user. The corporate reseller team works with resellers, VARs and systems integrators to provide software solutions, licensing and enterprise Linux for companies of all sizes from small business to the enterprise. For more information please visit: www.interactiveideas.com
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