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Unleash the power of your data with BigAnimal

BigAnimal is fully managed PostgreSQL in the cloud from the database fanatics at EDB.

Compatibility with Oracle

Quickly migrate from Oracle

Take the burden out of migrating from Oracle with deep compatibility and comprehensive tools.

Reduce costs

Tap into the flexibility and cost savings of PostgreSQL open source technology.

Minimize rewrites

With BigAnimal, run Oracle queries and re-use your Oracle code.

BigAnimal Docs

Oracle SQL compatibility in BigAnimal

BigAnimal lets you run Oracle SQL queries in the cloud via EDB Postgres Advanced Server. Read the Docs to watch the video, or load up psql and follow along.

Read the BigAnimal Docs

For database admins

Flexibility & resiliency

Deploy anywhere and everywhere with native multi-zone availability


Continuous backups for peace of mind


Fine-grained configuration control and superuser access


Work with pure PostgreSQL or extend the database with Advanced Server’s enterprise security and performance

For developers

Go faster

Rapidly provision the database without waiting for an admin to set up servers or install additional software

Do work

Obtain full interface control via REST API and the Command Line Interface (CLI)


Connect to Apache Superset, pgAdmin, and other popular tools


Integrate with an extensive set of Microsoft Azure services, including core platform services, Azure Monitor, Azure Billing, and Azure Active Directory.

For enterprise admins

Security & visibility

Connect to your enterprise identity manager for single-sign on (SSO) federation with Azure Active Directory

Manage access

Easily manage permissions and role-based access control (RBAC)

Audit activity

Search, filter, and view auditable actions via the Activity Log

More Control

Maintain control of your database, and your business, in the cloud. BigAnimal runs in your cloud account so you can manage and tune PostgreSQL to meet your needs.

Spend strategically

Leverage existing spend commitments and obtain insight and control over resource and compute consumption

Isolate your data

You decide how and where you deploy your data - no one else


Contributors to PostgreSQL 14


PostgreSQL experts solving real world problems

Supported by Postgres fanatics

Unlike cloud generalists, which aim to offer a wide range of application and infrastructure services, EDB offers deep, responsive, and committed PostgreSQL expertise and support for our customers.

EDB understands how important the database is to an organization’s applications and believes the database, itself, is important enough to have dedicated support.

Priced for Transparency

BigAnimal is priced based on vCPU hours. You pay EDB for the vCPUs you consume, and Azure for the infrastructure BigAnimal deploys for you.

$0.1655 per vCPU-hour


Versions 11, 12, 13, 14

  • Consumption of vCPUs is metered hourly
  • Roughly $120 for a typical month

$0.2397 per vCPU-hour

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

Versions 11, 12, 13, 14

  • Consumption of vCPUs is metered hourly
  • Roughly $175 for a typical month

With BigAnimal, you can take advantage of committed spend you’ve negotiated with Microsoft Azure. Consume BigAnimal vCPUs on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace based on your preferred model, paying monthly on a pay-as-you-go plan or annually on a subscription plan.

interactive demo

Demonstration of Oracle SQL compatibility in BigAnimal

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We’ve been committed to enhancing Postgres for the enterprise for over 15 years. Now, we are partnering with you to bring a Postgres solution you can trust to the cloud.

Recognized by top analysts

Included in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems 2013 to 2019. Listed as a Contender in DBaaS Vendors 2019 Forrester Wave.

Serving customers worldwide

Leading financial services, government, media & communications, and information technology organizations trust EDB.