Red Hat and Oracle Veteran Paul Sidwell Selected to Head Canadian Operations
ISELIN, N.J. and TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2007 — EnterpriseDB, maker of the world’s most affordable enterprise-class database, announced today that it has expanded its North American operations with the establishment of offices in Toronto, Canada. The company also announced that it has hired industry veteran Paul Sidwell to lead Canadian operations. More information about the company and free downloads of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, the company’s flagship product, are available at www.enterprisedb.com.
EnterpriseDB has enhanced PostgreSQL, the world’s most advanced open source database, to create the award-winning, Oracle-compatible EnterpriseDB Advanced Server. An enterprise-class database that can run applications written for Oracle unchanged, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server performs between 50% and 200% better than PostgreSQL. EnterpriseDB also offers a comprehensive suite of tools for developers and DBAs and world-class, around-the-clock technical support.
EnterpriseDB recently announced that it has signed more than 100 customers and partners, including leading organizations such as Atomogy, EnerNOC, Novell, Perlustro, Proxicom, Sony Online Entertainment, Sun Microsystems, and Vonage.
The company has raised more than US$28.5 million, including venture financing from Charles River Ventures, Fidelity Ventures, and Valhalla Partners, making EnterpriseDB the world’s leading provider of enterprise-class, PostgreSQL-based products and services.
Paul Sidwell to Head Canadian Operations
Industry veteran Paul Sidwell will lead EnterpriseDB’s Canadian operations from the new Toronto offices. Previously, Sidwell was responsible for the Canadian sales effort at Red Hat, a leading open source solutions provider. Prior to Red Hat, Sidwell worked for Oracle, where he held various senior sales roles. He has also held sales positions with IBM and EDS.
“EnterpriseDB is continuing to transform the enterprise database market, showing tremendous growth in the last year, ” said Andy Astor, chief executive officer, EnterpriseDB. “The demand for low-cost, enterprise-class database alternatives has sparked a database revolution, and EnterpriseDB is at the forefront. We are pleased to welcome Paul, knowing that his experience will be a valuable asset as we continue to grow and drive our efforts in Canada and around the world.”
An Award–Winning Company
In 2006, EnterpriseDB received the Product Excellence Award in the Best Database Solution category at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, the Linux community’s premier event, besting Oracle and many other leading commercial and open source database providers. This was the second consecutive year that EnterpriseDB received this prestigious honor.
EnterpriseDB was also recently named to the Always On Top 100 Private Companies and Red Herring 100 North America lists. The company has also been a finalist for the CODiE Award in the Best Database Management category for the past two years.
EnterpriseDB develops and supports EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, an enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS) that is built on PostgreSQL, the world’s most advanced open source database. EnterpriseDB Advanced Server is compatible with Oracle applications, has the reliability and scalability necessary for high-volume, mission-critical enterprise use, and is very affordable. EnterpriseDB has offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and is the world’s leading provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL-based products and services. EnterpriseDB 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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