EnterpriseDB Announces Partner Program and List of Initial Participants

Date -2006-01-12

SugarCRM, JasperSoft, Continuent, TenFold, dbConcert, Fusion Technologies,
Optaros, Buda Consulting and Contegix are First Announced Partners; Program Offers Wide Array of Benefits


EDISON, N.J., Jan 12, 2006 – EnterpriseDB, the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source database company, today launched a formal partner program that enables companies to incorporate the award-winning EnterpriseDB database into their business models. Via the new partner program, Technology Partners, including SugarCRM, JasperSoft, Continuent, and TenFold, will collaborate with EnterpriseDB to certify products with the EnterpriseDB database, Service Partners, including dbConcert, Fusion Technologies, Optaros and Buda Consulting will grow market opportunities by providing professional services supporting EnterpriseDB, and Business Partners, including Contegix, will offer EnterpriseDB as an integral component of solutions for end-user customers. More information about the program is available on the company’s website, www.enterprisedb.com and inquiries regarding the program may be directed to partners@enterprisedb.com.

“The first companies to announce their participation in the EnterpriseDB Partner Program are each leaders in their respective markets, and we are delighted that such forward-thinking organizations are forming the basis of what will soon be a large and vibrant ecosystem of companies deploying and servicing EnterpriseDB,” said Andy Astor, chief executive officer of EnterpriseDB. “We are very pleased that Buda Consulting, Contegix, Continuent, dbConcert, Fusion Technologies, JasperSoft, Optaros, SugarCRM and TenFold have all elected to build important parts of their businesses around ours.”

Partner program participants receive significant benefits, including EnterpriseDB software licenses and technical support, access to partner discussion forums, early access to EnterpriseDB product roadmaps, valuable co-marketing and joint sales opportunities, attractive discounts on EnterpriseDB software license and support packages purchased for resale and participation in certification programs that help EnterpriseDB’s partners to provide the highest quality solutions to their customers.

“EnterpriseDB’s built-in compatibility with Oracle applications made it a natural fit for Sugar Enterprise, which also supports Oracle. With EnterpriseDB, our customers get enterprise-class performance and stability at a price that reflects EnterpriseDB’s open source heritage,” said John Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer of SugarCRM.

“We are proud to partner with EnterpriseDB. This new partnership gives developers seamless professional support and tighter integration when deploying business intelligence applications with EnterpriseDB and our open source reporting technology, JasperReports," said Paul Doscher, chief executive officer of JasperSoft.

“EnterpriseDB is known for providing an enterprise-class database and enterprise-class support – without the enterprise-class price tag. As a provider of cost-effective, high availability solutions, Continuent shares this philosophy and is proud to partner with EnterpriseDB to ensure business continuity for our customers,” said Eero Teerikorpi, chief executive officer of Continuent.

“This partnership proved effective as we ported EnterpriseTenFold to include EnterpriseDB database support,” said Sally White, vice president of business development of TenFold Corporation. “We are delighted to expand our open source platforms support and provide our customers with an option to use the EnterpriseDB database, and plan to use EnterpriseDB in future evaluation copies of our applications development platform.”

“EnterpriseDB allows us to offer a robust and scalable database compatible with our customers’ existing applications at a price that allows IT budgets to stretch further,” said Stephen Ferrando, chief executive officer of dbConcert.

“Fusion is a leader in helping software product companies to integrate open source technologies into their offerings,” said Rich Napoli, chief executive officer of Fusion Technologies. “Our partnership with EnterpriseDB enables us to deliver enterprise-class database performance together with the many benefits of open source.”

“It has been a pleasure working with EnterpriseDB to get our first EnterpriseDB application quickly up and running for a customer,” said Matthew Porter, chief executive officer of Contegix. “As a service organization, we particularly appreciate EnterpriseDB's ability to meet our customers' time-sensitive needs.”

About EnterpriseDB Corporation
EnterpriseDB offers commercially supported enterprise-class database products that are based on time-tested open source offerings and that include broad compatibility with existing databases and robust reliability and scalability. EnterpriseDB was founded in March, 2004, and is headquartered in Edison, N.J. For more information, contact +1-732-331-1300 or visit www.enterprisedb.com.

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