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EDB BigAnimal

EDB BigAnimal is the smarter way to run applications in the cloud

Focus on your business, not your database, with fully managed Postgres. Freedom and control you can't get elsewhere.

Freedom and control you can't get anywhere else

EDB meets you where you are and takes you where you want to go.

Spend strategically

Leverage spend commitments and gain control over resource and compute consumption.


With fully managed Postgres, stop worrying about database maintenance, availability, or who to call for expert help.

Avoid cloud lock-in

Meet your business requirements with EDB BigAnimal. Deploy EDB's Postgres on AWS or Azure, or both.

Test drive for free

Experience uniform Postgres across multiple clouds

One Postgres from one trusted partner no matter where you deploy and operate your database.

One price

Consistent pricing and license portability across all EDB subscriptions. No mark-up for fully managed Postgres.

One team

Unified 24/7 support team with the skills, knowledge and tools you need, no matter where you use EDB Postgres.

One interface

A single user interface provides the same experience for both AWS and Azure.

Break free from Oracle

Migrate fast onto AWS or Azure without rewriting Oracle queries

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

Compatible with Oracle

Keep your code

Compatibility with Oracle is built into EDB BigAnimal.

There's no need to make changes to your Oracle applications because EDB's Advanced Server interprets, translates, and natively mimics Oracle drivers, Oracle code, and Oracle queries. Keep your code. Advance your business.

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 Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure services, including core platform services for monitoring, logging, and billing.

For enterprise admins

Security & visibility

Connect to your enterprise identity manager for single-sign on (SSO) federation.

Manage access

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

Audit activity

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


Contributors to PostgreSQL 14


PostgreSQL experts solving real world problems

Supported by Postgres Experts

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.

Take EDB BigAnimal for a test drive

Priced for Transparency

EDB BigAnimal is priced based on vCPU hours. You pay EDB for the vCPUs you consume, and AWS or Azure for the infrastructure EDB 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
  • EDB BigAnimal lets you consume committed infrastructure spend you've negotiated with AWS or Azure and core spend on Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
  • Purchase an EDB subscription to consume EDB BigAnimal vCPUs on AWS or Azure.
  • Purchase EDB BigAnimal via Microsoft Azure Marketplace as a monthly, annually, or pay-as-you-go subscription.

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Demonstration of Oracle SQL compatibility in EDB 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.