Terracotta and EnterpriseDB Partner to Deliver Unmatched Price and Performance Advantages for Private Cloud Data Management

Date -2010-03-24 Terracotta and EnterpriseDB Partner to Deliver Unmatched Price and Performance Advantages for Private Cloud Data Management

Enterprise Migration to Cloud Environments Creates Growing Demand for New Solutions to Scale Data Tier while Containing Costs


SAN FRANCISCO and WESTFORD, Mass., March 24, 2010 - Terracotta, the leader in simple scalability for Java applications, and EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, today announced a strategic partnership to address the complex technical challenge of scaling the data layer in private clouds. Under the agreement, Terracotta and EnterpriseDB have developed a joint solution that combines the companies' proven strengths in open source clustering, caching, and relational database management to provide a high performance, cost-effective solution for enterprises deploying critical applications in private clouds.

As organizations seek to move applications to private cloud environments, they are also reassessing the technical and economic viability of their current IT platforms. As a result, organizations are seeking open source-based solutions that are cost effective and can provide the scalability and elasticity to meet the demands of a cloud computing environment.

Terracotta provides users with optimum data tier scalability and performance by complementing databases with high performance distributed caching that handles data management tasks that are ill-suited to relational databases. With Terracotta, customers can tap into a seamless scalability continuum. With simple configuration changes, applications can scale from a single server using industry standard interfaces such as Ehcache, to many nodes, even in highly virtualized and complex environments such as private and public clouds. This allows the data tier to easily meet the elastic demands of cloud-based business applications, and allows customers to avoid over-provisioning of databases to handle dynamic workloads.

EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus is built on top of the open source PostgreSQL database, the only fully functional open source RDBMS in the market. Built to handle transaction intensive environments, Postgres Plus has emerged as the open source database of choice for corporate IT developers. Customers have found that EnterpriseDB handles the most demanding workloads at a fraction of the cost of competitive proprietary solutions. Given the elastic nature of cloud workloads, this savings is significant, as customers can lower the fixed costs of deploying a database for their cloud-enabled applications.

"As customers look to private clouds and find they need new approaches to scale data access for their applications, proven technologies like Ehcache from Terracotta and Postgres Plus from EnterpriseDB are becoming new technology standards," said Amit Pandey, CEO of Terracotta. "Both companies share the same mission of providing a simple and cost effective approach to scaling application data access that monolithic, proprietary database vendors come nowhere close to matching."

"Cloud computing - both public and private clouds - brings with it the promise of significant cost savings and greatly streamlined application management," said Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB. "By combining Terracotta's distributed caching capabilities with our Postgres Plus database we can now offer a data management solution that will quickly set the industry standard for scalability and total cost of ownership within cloud environments."

Join Terracotta and EnterpriseDB for a webcast on April 6 at 11:00 a.m. PT. to see the benefits of their combined solutions for solving the challenges of scaling the data tier in clouds while eliminating huge investment and management costs.

For more information and to sign up for this webinar visit: Make the Data Tier in Your Cloud Scale Better for Less Cost

About Terracotta, Inc.

Terracotta is infrastructure software that provides affordable and scalable high availability for Java applications. Companies use Terracotta to offload work from databases and application servers and to reduce their development efforts. Founded in 2003, Terracotta, Inc. is a private firm headquartered in San Francisco. More information is available at http://www.terracotta.org.

About EnterpriseDB Corporation

EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, provides enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and PostgreSQL services to help IT organizations be successful with 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 to reduce overall database costs. 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 +1-978-589-5709, or visit www.enterprisedb.com.

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