EnterpriseDB Announces EnterpriseDB 2005 for Mac OS X Server "Tiger"

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APPLE EXPO, PARIS, September 20, 2005 –EnterpriseDB Corporation, an enterprise database company, today announced the release of EnterpriseDB 2005 for Mac OS X Server version 10.4 "Tiger." EnterpriseDB 2005 is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that is built on PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database. EnterpriseDB 2005 features significant performance enhancements over PostgreSQL and runs many Oracle applications unmodified.

"We recently announced software quality test results that were ten times better than MySQL's and a hundred times better than average commercial code, so EnterpriseDB 2005 is now 100% production-ready for Mac OS X Server," said Denis Lussier, CTO of EnterpriseDB. "The ability of Tiger Server combined with our aggressive pricing means EnterpriseDB 2005 should be a top consideration for every enterprise."

"With hundreds of breakthrough features, Tiger Server is the world's most advanced operating system available today," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "EnterpriseDB has delivered an impressive RDBMS that takes advantage of innovation in Tiger Server to support powerful database management features."

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.

Enterprise compatibility means that EnterpriseDB 2005 runs significantly faster than most other open source databases in typical transactional applications based upon internal benchmarks 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 inexpensive pricing reflects its open source heritage and that its linear, per-CPU pricing structure is economical for deployments of all sizes.

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

More information and EnterpriseDB 2005 downloads are available from the company's website at www.enterprisedb.com. EnterpriseDB 2005 is free for evaluation, development and low-volume deployments. The free license includes unlimited Web-based technical support. Enterprise software licenses and technical support are available in three tiers: Silver, Gold and Platinum. The Silver tier, which costs $1,000 per CPU per year, provides a software update and patch service, unlimited email and Web support and business-day telephone support. The Gold tier, which costs $3,000 per CPU per year, adds faster response for email support and 24/7 telephone support. The Platinum tier, which costs $5,000 per CPU per year, adds a perpetual software license, a designated technical account manager, intellectual property indemnification and on-request production tuning.

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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