EnterpriseDB launches Blade partner program

Date -2008-04-29

EnterpriseDB Launches Blade Partner Program


Sixteen Industry Leaders First to Provide Blades for EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus and Postgres Plus Advanced Server


EDISON, N.J., Apr. 29, 2008 - EnterpriseDB, the leading enterprise open source database company, today launched the EnterpriseDB Blade Partner Program and announced the first 16 companies to join the program. "Blade" is the term given to a technology solution that is complementary to or integrated with EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus or Postgres Plus Advanced Server products. Blade partners will benefit from high visibility, new routes to market, and a wide range of co-marketing and business development opportunities with EnterpriseDB. Customers of the EnterpriseDB Blade solutions are assured of the products' interoperability and also benefit from well-defined, solution-based customer support. More information about the EnterpriseDB Blade Partner Program is available at https://www.enterprisedb.com/partners/programs.

EnterpriseDB Blade Partner Program Participation

Participation in the EnterpriseDB Blade Partner Program is limited to companies that meet three criteria. First, the Blade partner's product must pass accreditation testing to ensure seamless interoperability with the Postgres Plus products. Next, clear and reciprocal customer support processes must be established between EnterpriseDB and the Blade partner. Finally, joint marketing strategies, including reciprocal, high-visibility website presence and executive interview podcasts, must be set. EnterpriseDB will also provide each Blade partner with leads to prospects expressing interest in the partner's Blade. There is no fee for participating in the program.

"The EnterpriseDB Blade Partner Program makes it extremely easy for companies having complementary product offerings to partner with EnterpriseDB," said Bob Zurek, chief technology officer, EnterpriseDB. "The Blade program will also enable our mutual customers to deploy Blade solutions with confidence and to receive the highest-quality customer care."

Sixteen Industry Leaders First to Participate in Blade Program

EnterpriseDB announced today the first sixteen companies to have been accepted into the Blade program. They are Alpha Software, Bungee Labs, Concursive, Continuent, Elastra, HyperBac Technologies, JackBe, JasperSoft, MuleSource, Nexaweb, Optwize, SnapLogic, Tableau Software, Talend, Truviso, and WaveMaker. Product downloads and company profiles for each of the Blade partners are available at https://www.enterprisedb.com/partners/programs.

Blades may be either open source or commercially licensed. Blades supporting a wide range of functionality will be included in the Blade program. Examples include data integration and ETL; database connection and replication; business intelligence and reporting systems; middleware; application development, Web 2.0, and mashup development tools and languages; database clustering and scaling solutions; database backup and recovery solutions; data compression utilities and tools; master data management (MDM); security; data quality; system management; and information-intensive business applications, such as CRM and ERP.

The Postgres Plus Product Family

EnterpriseDB's recently released Postgres Plus is an open source distribution of PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database. Postgres Plus enhances PostgreSQL with significant performance gains and important ease-of-use capabilities for developers and DBAs. Bundled into a one-click, cross-platform installer, Postgres Plus is targeted at developers of next-generation applications and sets a new standard for commercial distributions of enterprise open source databases. Postgres Plus Advanced Server is a commercial product that adds advanced capabilities to Postgres Plus, including robust 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 Edison, N.J. For more information, please call +1-732-331-1300 or visit www.enterprisedb.com.

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