EnterpriseDB announces first-ever professional-grade PostgreSQL distribution for Linux

Date -2007-08-07

EnterpriseDB Postgres Now Available at the EnterpriseDB
Postgres Resource Center; Community-Based Site to Host
Rich Repository of PostgreSQL Resources

SAN FRANCISCO, LINUXWORLD CONFERENCE AND EXPO, Aug. 7, 2007– EnterpriseDB, the Oracle-compatible database company, today announced 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 EnterpriseDB Postgres Resource Center is located at postgres.enterprisedb.com.

“The availability of a quality, commercial distribution of PostgreSQL will expand its market appeal to a much larger user base,” said Mark Driver, vice president and research director, Gartner. “Bundled distributions like EnterpriseDB Postgres can help enterprises simplify and speed deployments.”

Professional-Grade PostgreSQL Distribution

EnterpriseDB Postgres is an open source, pre-configured, certified binary PostgreSQL distribution that simplifies enterprise deployment, eliminating the need to source multiple software components on the Web and manually assemble them. EnterpriseDB Postgres includes a one-click installer that delivers the most commonly needed PostgreSQL components and add-ons for major operating systems, including:

  • The most recent General Availability version of PostgreSQL, plus:
    • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
    • Cryptography (pgCrypto)
    • XML Support (libxml)
    • Full Text Search (TSearch2)
    • Database Linking (DBLink)
    • Languages: pl/pgSQL, pl/TCL, pl/Perl
    • Database Connectors: ODBC, JDBC
  • Graphical administration and monitoring (pgAdmin III and phpPgAdmin)
  • Replication (Slony-I)
  • Geospatial information server (PostGIS)
  • Comprehensive documentation

World's Leading PostgreSQL Support Organization

EnterpriseDB offers world-class, around-the-clock technical support and related professional services for EnterpriseDB Postgres and other PostgreSQL distributions. More information is available at the EnterpriseDB Postgres Resource Center.

The EnterpriseDB Postgres Resource Center

In addition to offering free open source downloads of EnterpriseDB Postgres, the EnterpriseDB Postgres Resource Center will be continually enhanced with content that working PostgreSQL developers and DBAs will find useful. The site also hosts community-based forums, enabling EnterpriseDB Postgres users to interact with peers and leverage the collective experience of the EnterpriseDB Postgres community.

Two Powerful EnterpriseDB Offerings

EnterpriseDB Postgres is ideal for enterprises interested in deploying open source PostgreSQL. EnterpriseDB also offers EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, a relational database management system that is based on PostgreSQL and includes value-added, enterprise-class capabilities and add-ons, including the ability to run applications written for Oracle unchanged, EnterpriseDB Replication Server, GridSQL for EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, database migration tools, DBA management tools, and a procedural language debugger. More information is available at www.enterprisedb.com/products-services-training/products-overview.EnterpriseDB will be demonstrating EnterpriseDB Postgres in booth #1302 from August 7–10 at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco.

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 Iselin, N.J. For more information, please contact +1-732-331-1300 or visit www.enterprisedb.com.

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