EnterpriseDB CEO Andy Astor named open source leader by LinuxWorld Magazine

Date -2008-02-05

EnterpriseDB CEO Andy Astor Named One of the "Top Leaders in Open Source Business" by LinuxWorld Magazine

EDISON, N.J., Feb. 5, 2008 - EnterpriseDB, the Oracle-compatible database company, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Andy Astor has been named one of the "Top Leaders in Open Source Business" by LinuxWorld Magazine. The list, recognizes 13 leaders in the open source software community who are expected to make an economic impact on the business of open source in 2008. In recognizing Astor, LinuxWorld Magazine noted EnterpriseDB's remarkable commercial success and bold licensing strategy. The company's leading customers include FTD, Sony Online Entertainment, Sun Microsystems, and Vonage. EnterpriseDB products are licensed under a combination of open source and commercial licenses.

Astor is a co-founder of EnterpriseDB and has championed the support of independent open source communities, including Postgres, and hybrid open source business models since the company's inception in 2004. He is a frequent speaker at open source industry events and is scheduled to participate on the "State of the Open Source Database Market" panel at the Open Source Business Conference in March. Astor's complete biography is available at http://www.enterprisedb.com/company/executive-team.

"EnterpriseDB is the world's leading provider of Postgres-based products and services, and contribution to and cooperation with the Postgres open source community will always be fundamental to our values," said Astor. "I'm pleased that LinuxWorld Magazine has recognized our Postgres leadership, and I share their optimism about the economic impact that the company will have in 2008 and beyond."

Additional Industry Recognition for EnterpriseDB's Open Source Contributions

Earlier this month, EnterpriseDB was named one of Linux Magazine's "Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2008." Company contributions to the open source community were a key selection criterion for this award. The Linux Magazine editors conferred with industry experts, conducted an online reader poll, and drew on their own industry observations to make their final selection. 

About EnterpriseDB

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 Postgres, 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, Postgres-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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