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About Marc Linster

Before joining EnterpriseDB, Marc spent almost 4 years at Polycom, the leading maker of video communications equipment, focusing on the Services Supply Chain, Business Intelligence, Customer Data Management and Cloud Solutions. Prior to Polycom, Marc led a supply chain consulting and systems integration company working with customers in the US, Canada, France, Germany and Switzerland. This tapped the expertise he developed at Avicon Group, where he spent six years, first as chief technology officer then as vice president of operations, developing an extensive background in management, business consulting, systems integration, data management and business intelligence. Marc holds a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat) in Computer Sciences from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany.

Financial Services Institutions Look to Open Source Today’s financial services institutions must innovate and evolve their technology to remain competitive during a time of great disruption. The need for rapid innovation and increasing digitalization is shining a light on the IT complexity many...Read more
Postgres introduced JSON and JSONB in versions 9.3 and 9.4, respectively, with JSONB (Binary Javascript Object Notation) being the canonical form of JSON, stored as binary objects with improved compression and more capabilities. Early releases of JSONB had a limited set of operators, but 9.5...Read more
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) goes into effect on May 25, 2018 throughout the European Union. The regulation focuses on the secure management of personal information. For more detailed information, consult the official GDPR website or listen to our recent GDPR Webinar . A successful...Read more
Imperva, a provider of data and application security solutions, is actively running a research effort with the express goal of identifying attack methods on databases. They call their project StickyDB , a database decoy designed to deceive a would-be hacker into targeting their databases. Once...Read more
The world is awash with statistics about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and depending on who you believe, companies are either completely ready ( this study says 72% of global businesses are confident of compliance) or there is still a large portion of companies who will not achieve...Read more
Yesterday, we kicked off Postgres Vision 2018, the enterprise Postgres event, in Cambridge, MA. This 3rd annual event is at the Royal Sonesta hotel and brings together the Postgres business, technical, and open source community. In the opening keynote delivered by Ed Boyajian of EnterpriseDB, he...Read more
Virtual machines are by far the most prevalent deployment model for data centers – close to 99%. What was once a revolutionary idea has transformed into the best practice standard for data center deployments. Virtualization has evolved into a very well established and understood technology that is...Read more
Digital transformation has officially become the key to meeting modern customer expectations. Only two years ago, Don Butler, Executive Director of Connected Vehicle and Services at Ford, famously said, " We need to adopt more and more of a mindset of a software or services company. ” And today,...Read more
Standalone NoSQL database solutions are easy to use, fast to deploy, and make getting an application up and running a piece of cake. That’s the sweet part though. What comes later, however, is a bellyache of solution management challenges, risks to data integrity and a loss of control in the data...Read more
Taking our experiences over the past 10 years migrating hundreds of Oracle databases, we’ve introduced the beta version of our EDB Postgres Migration Portal – the first web-based tool for moving Oracle database schemas to the EDB Postgres Platform. The Migration Portal rapidly assesses an existing...Read more
U.S. government agencies and other organizations that require higher levels of security now have another green light on the road to open source. The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has awarded a coveted FIPS 140-...Read more
IBM recently announced RapidBuild, a reseller channel program that enables organizations to adopt trending technologies like cloud, big data and mobility—quickly and efficiently—with the help of global technology integrators.​ The first IBM partner to enroll in the RapidBuild program is Avnet ,...Read more
To our valued EDB Postgres subscribers: By now, you have likely heard the recent news of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities . Almost every computing system — desktops, laptops, smartphones, and cloud servers — is affected by Spectre. Meltdown appears to be specific to chips made by Intel...Read more
Data now comes in a wide variety of formats, giving rise to more heterogeneous data collections, often resulting from a commonly employed strategy of choosing the data management solution best suited for the data type and application demands. Selecting the right “horse for the course” approach...Read more
Database administrators need tools for database maintenance, performance optimization, and configuration as well as creating a highly available supportive infrastructure. EnterpriseDB (EDB) leads the industry in creating best-in-class Postgres tools to support DBAs with their mission critical...Read more
EnterpriseDB has begun running comparison tests to help Postgres users better assess the NoSQL capabilities of Postgres. The tests compare PostgreSQL (often called Postgres) with MongoDB as recent advances have significantly enhanced Postgres’ capacity to support document databases. We are inviting...Read more