EnterpriseDB Joins Open Source Leaders in Novell Market Start Program

Date -2006-03-20

EnterpriseDB Also Achieves Novell YES Certification for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Open Enterprise Server

SALT LAKE CITY, BRAINSHARE 2006, Mar. 20, 2006 – EnterpriseDB, the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source database company, announced today at the Novell BrainShare 2006 conference that EnterpriseDB has been selected by Novell as one of five new companies added to the Market Start program. The Novell Market Start program connects Novell customers to certified applications from proven commercial open source and Linux-based software vendors. EnterpriseDB also announced that EnterpriseDB Advanced Server has achieved Novell YES certification for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Open Enterprise Server. Novell YES-certified solutions have met stringent certification requirements and demonstrate the highest level of compatibility with Novell products. More information about EnterpriseDB and free downloads of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server are available at www.enterprisedb.com.

“EnterpriseDB was a clear choice for Novell’s Market Start program because their Oracle compatibility lowers both the cost and risk of an enterprise’s migration from and co-existence with proprietary databases,“ said John Beuchert, director of open source marketing programs at Novell. “A principal aim of the Market Start program is to encourage and accelerate enterprise open source adoption.“

“Novell’s Market Start program and its YES certification program demonstrate Novell’s leadership commitment in the enterprise adoption of and migration to open source software. We are honored to be among the small number of open source leaders that have been chosen to participate,“ said Andy Astor, chief executive officer of EnterpriseDB. “We have a strong commitment to a long-term business and technical relationship with Novell and its customers.“

EnterpriseDB joined the Market Start program along with four other open source leaders: Alfresco, Blackduck, Spike Source, and Novacoast. Launched in 2005 to promote innovation and to accelerate open source adoption worldwide, Market Start gives enterprise open source companies such as EnterpriseDB access to Novell’s global sales and marketing channels to bring their solutions to the marketplace. As part of the newly expanded program, EnterpriseDB will also have access to Novell’s network of more than 1,000 training partners worldwide. Novell will also cooperate with EnterpriseDB and other Market Start partners to deliver instructor-led and kit-based training on open source software solutions. As a result, customers will have new, cost-effective, fully supported open source options for meeting their infrastructure and applications needs.

EnterpriseDB Corporation will be demonstrating EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.1 this week at the BrainShare 2006 conference in Salt Lake City.

About EnterpriseDB Corporation
EnterpriseDB provides and supports 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 most Oracle applications, reliable and scalable enough for high-volume, mission-critical enterprise use, and surprisingly affordable. 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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