EnterpriseDB Announces Availability of Postgres Plus Cloud Database

Date -2012-01-25

CloudBees, Engine Yard to Include Postgres Plus Cloud Database as Part of their Cloud Services Offering

BEDFORD, Mass. – January 25, 2012 – EnterpriseDB, the leading worldwide provider of PostgreSQL and Oracle database compatibility products and services, today announced the general availability of Postgres Plus® Cloud Database on Amazon Web Services. Postgres Plus Cloud Database is a full-featured, enterprise-class PostgreSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS). EnterpriseDB also announced today that CloudBees and Engine Yard have selected Postgres Plus Cloud Database as one of their leading database solutions.

Postgres Plus Cloud Database dramatically simplifies the setup and configuration of PostgreSQL in the cloud. In addition to support for Amazon EC2, EnterpriseDB has worked with HP to ensure Postgres Plus Cloud Database will run well with HP Cloud Compute. HP Cloud Compute currently leverages the OpenStack Nova compute platform and API.

“Postgres Plus Cloud Database is the only solution on the market today that makes deploying new instances of PostgreSQL or Postgres Plus Advanced Server easy in any environment,” said Ed Boyajian, President and CEO of EnterpriseDB. “And, through our partnerships with industry leaders CloudBees, Engine Yard, HP and OpenStack, customers will have numerous ways to take advantage of PostgreSQL ‘elastically’ on multiple cloud platforms.”

Postgres Plus Cloud Database combines the advantages of cloud computing with the features expected in an enterprise-class database, including:

  • Fully ACID compliant relational database service
  • Point-and-click simple setup & management with web-based interface 
  • Automatic scaling, load balancing and failover 
  • Automated online backup and point-in-time recovery
  • Database Cloning
  • Oracle database compatibility

Postgres Plus Cloud Database is available now with two versions of its cloud database: PostgreSQL 9.1, and Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.0. Pricing for Postgres Plus Cloud Database on Amazon Web Services is the same as Amazon RDS (MySQL), whether you choose the PostgreSQL or Postgres Plus Advanced Server database engine. On January 26th at 9:00 AM PT Ed Boyajian, President and CEO at EnterpriseDB, will host a live Postgres Plus Cloud Database Launch Event and demo. To register, visit https://cloud.enterprisedb.com/launch-event.

Please join us for our live Twitter chat on January 30th at 10:00 AM PT where Karen Tegan Padir, EVP of Products and Engineering at EnterpriseDB will answer your questions about Postgres Plus Cloud Database with the hashtag #cloudDB.

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“With Postgres Plus Cloud Database on the CloudBees Java Platform, our developers can easily build applications that invoke a truly elastic database knowing that Postgres is always backed up and available, but without the hassles of database administration,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and Founder of CloudBees. “Plus, EnterpriseDB and CloudBees both provide innovative, cloud-based scale-out architectures, which are expected in premier database and application platforms.”

Engine Yard

“We’re very pleased to have EnterpriseDB offer Postgres Plus Cloud Database to developers running apps on Engine Yard Cloud,” said Mike Piech, VP, Product Management and Marketing at Engine Yard. “Postgres Plus Cloud Database will enable our mutual customers to provision both multi-host PostgreSQL and Postgres Plus Advanced Server clusters easily and efficiently.”

Red Hat

“Elasticity and horizontal scaling are critical characteristics for cloud applications, which make Postgres Plus even more attractive for applications in the cloud,” said Brian Stevens, CTO and VP, Worldwide Engineering at Red Hat. “As a leading provider of cloud platforms and infrastructure, we are excited to see enhanced innovation and choice for cloud developers and users.”

451 Research

“We have recently seen a surge of interest in PostgreSQL driven by its potential for deployment in the cloud,” said Matt Aslett, Research Manager, Data Management and Analytics, 451 Research. “With the addition of auto-data size elasticity and horizontal scaling in Postgres Plus Cloud Database, EnterpriseDB has re-introduced PostgreSQL as a database platform for the creation and delivery of private, public and hybrid cloud services, as opposed to simply a database running in the cloud.”

Voices Heard Media

“We needed a low touch solution that was easy to use and could elastically scale PostgreSQL in the cloud,” said Mark Baird, Director of IT at Voices Heard Media. “Tasks such as load balancing, auto-scaling of the cluster, auto backup and auto-failover can be extremely difficult to get configured correctly, but with Postgres Cloud Database you get all of this right out of the box.”


“With Postgres Plus Cloud Database, EnterpriseDB brings a welcome addition to cloud-based services,” said Larry Bolick, CIO, Aquent. “As satisfied customers of EnterpriseDB for the past two years, we have been running Postgres Plus Advanced Server on virtual servers worldwide and have been eagerly awaiting a version available natively in the cloud.”

Burris Logistics

“With Postgres Plus Cloud Database, EnterpriseDB changes how we should think about database services in the cloud. Their solution has reduced much of the admin effort, and all of the infrastructure work out of database installation and configuration. It almost seems too easy,” said Ed Krupka, CIO, Burris Logistics. “Postgres Plus Cloud Database is so innovative, especially with its auto-data size elasticity and horizontal scaling. It’s poised to make PostgreSQL the de facto database for the cloud.”

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EnterpriseDB, the Enterprise PostgreSQL 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 Bedford, MA. For more information, please call +1-781-357-3390 or visit https://www.enterprisedb.com.


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