EnterpriseDB joins Open Source Channel Alliance as charter member

Date -2009-04-14

EnterpriseDB Joins Open Source Channel Alliance as Charter Member


EnterpriseDB Selected by Red Hat as an Enterprise-Ready Open Source Vendor


METUCHEN, N.J., April 14, 2009 - EnterpriseDB, a leading enterprise open source database company, today announced that it has joined the Open Source Channel Alliance as one of eight charter members. The Open Source Channel Alliance is a consortium of independent software vendors (ISVs) led by Red Hat. The consortium seeks to deliver the value of open source technologies to the mid-market through a distribution agreement with SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading business process services company with an extensive channel of value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators (SIs). Red Hat identified each charter member as a provider of enterprise-ready open source applications and solutions that are supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware, instilling confidence in SYNNEX' community of VARs and SIs that they are bringing trusted open source solutions to their end-customers. More information about EnterpriseDB and its Postgres Plus family of products is available at www.enterprisedb.com. To learn more about the Open Source Channel Alliance, visit www.opensourcechannelalliance.com.

The partnership between EnterpriseDB, Red Hat, SYNNEX, and the other alliance members is validation of the robustness and performance of EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus family of products and the enterprise-readiness of the open-source-based solutions to be delivered via the SYNNEX distribution channel. The Open Source Channel Alliance will enable SYNNEX to provide its channel partners with end-to-end solutions powered by EnterpriseDB, Red Hat, and the other consortium members.

"Our channel partners and their customers will benefit tremendously from the Open Source Channel Alliance because, together with the founding members, we can offer multiple end-to-end solutions in open source," said Bob Stegner, senior vice president, marketing, North America, SYNNEX Corporation. "The EnterpriseDB open source product offering empowers value added resellers, system integrators, and end customers with the freedom of choice without the fear of vendor lock-in."

"We expect our partnership with SYNNEX and the Open Source Channel Alliance to be an important part of our go-to-market strategy," said Ed Boyajian, chief executive officer, EnterpriseDB. "More than 15,000 SYNNEX resellers will now be able to offer their customers cost-effective, enterprise-class open source database solutions powered by Postgres Plus."

About the Postgres Plus Family of Products

The award-winning Postgres Plus Standard Server is a pre-configured and tested binary distribution of PostgreSQL, one of the world's most advanced open source database. It includes significant performance benefits and ease-of-use capabilities for DBAs and developers of next-generation applications and is bundled into a one-click, cross-platform installer. Postgres Plus Advanced Server is a commercially licensed product that adds advanced capabilities, such as Oracle compatibility, dynamic performance tuning, and sophisticated management and monitoring.

About EnterpriseDB

EnterpriseDB is the leading provider of enterprise-class products and services based on PostgreSQL, 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. EnterpriseDB has offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Metuchen, N.J. For more information, please call +1-732-331-1300 or visit www.enterprisedb.com.

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