Open Source Software Leader Advances in
CODiE and Jolt Product Excellence Competitions
EDISON, N.J., Feb. 1, 2006 — EnterpriseDB, the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source database company, today announced that it has been named as a finalist in both the Software & Information Industry Association’s 21st Annual CODiE Awards and in the 2006 Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards presented by CMP Media’s Software Development magazine. The CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital content and education technology industries. The Jolt Awards showcase products that have “jolted” the industry with their significance and made the task of creating software faster, easier and more efficient. More information about EnterpriseDB and free EnterpriseDB product downloads are available on the company’s website, www.enterprisedb.com.
“EnterpriseDB is transforming the well-established enterprise database marketplace with a unique offering that combines the advantages of open source software with enterprise-grade performance and compatibility with Oracle,” said Andy Astor, chief executive officer of EnterpriseDB. “We’re pleased that the industry experts that judge the CODiE and Jolt Awards have recognized the impact we’re making.”
EnterpriseDB is one of five finalists in the Best Database Management category, chosen from many nominations submitted by more than 500 companies for this year’s CODiE Awards. “The 21st Annual CODiE Awards continue the tradition of honoring the best of the software, information and education technology industries,” said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. “When one considers the number of outstanding companies that competed this year, being named a CODiE Awards finalist is a significant achievement.”
“Our twenty Jolt judges — leaders in the software development field — have selected 89 impressive finalists from hundreds of nominations,” commented Software Development Technical Editor Rosalyn Lum. “The number of nominations we received this year was unprecedented and the process of narrowing down the finalists was a massive, albeit exciting, task, with many more products contending in each category. These products represent a cross section of the most ground-breaking tools for every phase of the software development lifecycle — a testament that the spirit of innovation is alive and well in the software development sector.”
About EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.1
EnterpriseDB’s flagship product, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.1, is an enterprise-class database that is built on PostgreSQL, the world’s most advanced open source database. EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.1 runs many existing Oracle applications and all PostgreSQL applications. EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.1 is free for low-volume production deployments and includes free, Web-based technical support. Enterprise software licenses are bundled with comprehensive technical support and software update services. Bundles range in price from $1,000 to $5,000 per CPU, per year.
About EnterpriseDB Corporation
EnterpriseDB provides and supports enterprise-class databases that are based on time-tested open source, are broadly compatible with proprietary databases, and are robustly reliable and scalable. EnterpriseDB was founded in March, 2004, and is headquartered in Edison, N.J. For more information, contact +1-732-331-1300 or visit www.enterprisedb.com.
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