EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Standard Server 8.4 Delivers on Market Demand for Enterprise-Ready Open Source Database Solution

Date -2009-10-13

EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Standard Server 8.4 Delivers
on Market Demand for Enterprise-Ready
Open Source Database Solution


New release to further accelerate adoption of Postgres in the enterprise


WESTFORD, Mass., October 13, 2009 - EnterpriseDB, the leading enterprise-class open source database company, today announced the release of Postgres Plus Standard Server 8.4, the most advanced open source database product to combine the price and performance benefits of a community-developed open source technology, with the full support of a stable commercial entity.

"PostgreSQL adoption is growing exponentially. The community is thriving, the technology is proven and organizations everywhere are fed up with expensive proprietary database offerings. This amounts to a perfect storm for PostgreSQL," said Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB. "PostgreSQL is ready for prime-time and we are making it a reality for those who have been hesitant to deploy an open source product without commercial development and support resources. With this version of Postgres Plus Standard Server, we are giving enterprises the best of everything . the cost benefits of an open source database platform, the performance benefits of a community-developed product, and the reassurance of proven vendor support."

Based on contributions from more than 200 developers, PostgreSQL is the only full-featured open source relational database management system (RDBMS). Recent versions of PostgreSQL have topped one million downloads, with companies in virtually every industry adopting it across myriad applications. Boasting more than 15 years of active community development, the PostgreSQL community is also the only truly independent open source database community.

"For PostgreSQL 8.4, the community spent 16 months adding more than 200 functionality improvements designed to enhance day-to-day work with PostgreSQL," said Bruce Momjian, core contributor to PostgreSQL. "These enhancements have already further accelerated adoption of PostgreSQL across enterprises and, given the exorbitant prices of proprietary database offerings, PostgreSQL is quickly becoming a customary alternative for supporting organizations' mission-critical functions - ranging from HR to transaction-intensive financial applications."

EnterpriseDB has built on the widespread success of the most recent community distribution, PostgreSQL 8.4, by adding numerous usability features, commercial support and access to resources that ensure successful usage of open source databases in the enterprise. Postgres Plus Standard Server subscriptions - which include support, software, updates, technical alerts and more - are designed to fully ensure the long-term success of enterprise PostgreSQL implementations.

"Given today's economic conditions, companies need to cut costs - but not at the expense of their own operations. With EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Standard Server, we're reaping the cost benefits of an open source database, without compromising on the support side," said Keith Alsheimer, president and CEO, eSpendwise. "EnterpriseDB gives us the attention and backing of a reliable commercial software company, as well as essential features that will ensure our continued success in using an open source database to support critical applications within our organization."

Building on the major updates in the community edition of PostgreSQL, EnterpriseDB has added the following enterprise-class usability and management enhancements to its Postgres Plus Standard Server:

  • StackBuilder Plus & Update Service: Through this management and automation tool, users can easily add new features to the open source core of Postgres Plus Standard Server. Based on regular surveys of open source projects, EnterpriseDB selects the features most critical to enterprise customers, acquires the latest source, builds binaries and installers, and tests the integration of the features. In addition, StackBuilder Plus notifies users of available updates and can automate downloads and installation. This dramatically reduces the time database administrators (DBAs) and developers spend managing and installing updates.
  • Migration Toolkits: For customers seeking to enhance the investments they have already made in MySQL or Oracle databases, Postgres Plus Standard Server migration toolkits provide a cost-effective way to create mirror databases or operational data stores that can be used to offload workloads for operations such as reporting, auditing and analytics.
  • Certification Testing: The Quality Management Group at EnterpriseDB performs extensive installation testing of Standard Server, its pre-installed add-on modules (e.g connection pooling, database connectors, replication, GeoSpatial, distributed caching), and the user-selectable StackBuilder Plus modules on multiple platforms (Red Hat, CentOS, SuSE Linux, openSuSE, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows) to confirm operational integration. By pre-bundling and pre-testing the most commonly used modules for interoperability, EnterpriseDB saves users from the frequent hassle of ensuring multiple components will perform as designed.

Developer and Production subscriptions for Postgres Plus Standard Server are available by developer or per socket with pricing starting at $995. Please visit our pricing page for more details.

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 Westford, Mass. For more information, please call +1-978-589-5700 or visit www.enterprisedb.com.

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