EnterpriseDB Selected by AlwaysOn as AO100 Private Company Award Winner

Date -2006-07-12

Recognized for Leadership in Emerging Technology 

ISELIN, N.J., July 12, 2006 — EnterpriseDB, the world’s leading enterprise—class, open source database company, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the Top 100 Private Company award winners. EnterpriseDB was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial panel based on a set of five criteria — technology innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz, and investor value creation.

EnterpriseDB and the AO100 will be honored as part of the AO2006: Stanford Summit, July 25—27, at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif. It will bring together successful entrepreneurs, business and political thought leaders, and top venture capitalists to spot trends and spark new ideas and initiatives.

The AO100 was selected from over 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The AO100 consists of private companies at all stages of development, from early to late stage.

EnterpriseDB has enhanced PostgreSQL, the world’s most advanced open source database, to create EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, an enterprise—class database that can run applications written for Oracle and performs 50% faster than PostgreSQL. EnterpriseDB also offers a comprehensive suite of tools for developers and DBAs and world—class, around—the—clock technical support. Free downloads of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server are available at www.enterprisedb.com.

“The AO100 companies are driving the next wave of innovative technologies that are disrupting the old guard and shaping the new media landscape,“ said Tony Perkins, founder of AlwaysOn. “As ever, we were inundated with nominations from leading companies, and it's heartening to know that tomorrow’s thought leaders and technology visionaries are already out there. My congratulations to each AO100 winner — these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game—changing approaches this year.“

“We’re pleased to have been recognized by AlwaysOn for the transformative effect we’re having on the $13 billion database market,“ said EnterpriseDB CEO Andy Astor. “EnterpriseDB simultaneously delivers the advantages of open source software and provides a second source of enterprise—class databases that can run applications written for Oracle, changing the way enterprises think about their IT infrastructure and budgets.“

A full list of all the AO100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:

About EnterpriseDB Corporation

EnterpriseDB develops and supports EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, 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 Oracle applications, has the reliability and scalability necessary for high-volume, mission-critical enterprise use, and is very affordable. EnterpriseDB has offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and is the world’s leading provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL-based products and services. 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.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is transforming the communication business with its online blogging network; establishing it as a leader in the open media revolution. Borrowing on the underground blogging and social networking traditions, AlwaysOn (www.alwayson-network.com) was launched in 2003. Today, AlwaysOn’s annual Summit @ Stanford and OnHollywood events, print "blogozine" and online services encourage direct collaboration between the global thought leaders and technology insiders whose ideas and innovations are shaping the always-on world.

AlwaysOn, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.

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Christian Danella
Prequent, Inc. (for EnterpriseDB Corporation)
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Louise Tipton
LEWIS Communications (for AlwaysOn)