Latest version of EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server now available

Date -2009-06-16

Latest Version of EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server Now Available


Enterprise PostgreSQL Company Delivers Deeper Oracle Compatibility and "Infinite Cache" for Increased Scalability and Performance for PostgreSQL Users


WESTFORD, Mass., June 16, 2009 - EnterpriseDB, the leading enterprise open source database company, today announced the general availability of the latest version of Postgres Plus Advanced Server, the company's flagship RDBMS product, which is based on the award-winning PostgreSQL open source database. More than 300 beta customers tested the product prior to its general availability release. The latest version of Postgres Plus Advanced Server features the company's fifth-generation Oracle compatibility technology, which enables more companies to move more Oracle applications more easily to the EnterpriseDB database. In addition, the new "Infinite Cache" provides massive scalability at low cost by leveraging commodity hardware and eliminating custom programming. More information about Postgres Plus Advanced Server is available at

"All the new features and functionality in the latest version of Postgres Plus Advanced Server are inspired by customer input from organizations like hi5 Networks and The Los Angeles Times," said Ed Boyajian, chief executive officer, EnterpriseDB. "PostgreSQL users seeking an enterprise-class feature set and cutting-edge performance, as well as Oracle customers looking for low-cost, highly reliable RDBMS alternatives that require only minimal migration effort, should be considering Postgres Plus Advanced Server today."

Fifth-Generation Oracle Compatibility

The latest version of Postgres Plus Advanced Server provides a wide range of new features for deeper Oracle compatibility, ensuring that the cost of migration and adoption is minimal and preserving the investments that companies have already made in Oracle technology. These features include enhanced transaction control, support for advanced Oracle object types and packages, and tooling enhancements that facilitate the migration of Oracle schema and data to Postgres Plus Advanced Server.

Massive Scalability with Infinite Cache

The latest version of Postgres Plus Advanced Server also contains a horizontal scaling solution built on memcached called Infinite Cache, which provides dramatically increased performance and scalability for read-mostly applications when compared with standard PostgreSQL. With Infinite Cache, database performance scales without performance degradation as commodity cache blades are added, providing, on a single machine, orders-of-magnitude performance increases compared to standard PostgreSQL. The innovative solution is transparent to the database application, eliminating the need for custom programming, and it is fault-tolerant to cache blade failures.

"In our 2008 report, Turning the Tables, we noted that adoption of open source databases has been widespread but shallow but that open source poses a long-term threat to the established vendors," said Matt Aslett, analyst, enterprise software, The 451 Group. "With its latest release, EnterpriseDB continues to enhance its Oracle compatibility technology, reducing the time, risk, and expense of migrating applications from Oracle to EnterpriseDB's PostgreSQL-powered database."

Increased Performance and Security

EnterpriseDB's new database software also includes "Asynchronous Pre-Fetch," a high-performance query solution that optimizes commodity RAID solutions and is well-suited for data warehouse and ETL queries. To enhance security, support is also included for LDAP and pluggable authentication module (PAM) authentication infrastructures, and a new feature called "EDB*Wrap" protects stored procedures for secure distribution of proprietary or sensitive code.

About Postgres Plus Advanced Server

Postgres Plus Advanced Server is a commercially licensed product that adds enterprise-class functionality and increased performance to Postgres Plus, EnterpriseDB's open source distribution of PostgreSQL and the most commonly used complementary software add-ons. PostgreSQL is widely considered to be the world's most advanced open source database and the leading open source database choice for transaction-intensive applications. Subscriptions for Postgres Plus Advanced Server begin at $1,995 per socket per year.

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

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