EnterpriseDB Announces Strategic Investment by Red Hat

Date -2009-10-27

EnterpriseDB Announces Strategic Investment by Red Hat


Companies will work together to increase enterprise adoption of open source IT infrastructure


WESTFORD, Mass., October 27, 2009 - EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company today announced that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, has made a financial investment in EnterpriseDB as part of a partnership aimed at increasing enterprise adoption of open source IT infrastructure.

"EnterpriseDB has clearly established itself as a leading enterprise Postgres company, which is why Red Hat has chosen to partner with and invest in the company. EnterpriseDB is also working to create customer value through a subscription support model. Clearly, this is a model we see as beneficial," said Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat.

EnterpriseDB helps enterprise IT organizations realize the cost benefits of open source database use, by providing a full range of products and services to ensure the successful development, deployment and production use of PostgreSQL. EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus products are the company's certified and tested distributions of PostgreSQL, which include value-add enterprise components, installers and professional documentation.

With this new partnership, EnterpriseDB and Red Hat will continue to promote open source infrastructure solutions that emphasize the advantages of using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss and Postgres Plus to deliver significantly lower total-cost-of-ownership. With EnterpriseDB's services, many large enterprises are already relying on Postgres Plus to support corporate developers, DBAs and architects in running key applications.

"Red Hat pioneered the adoption of open source in the enterprise with Enterprise Linux and JBoss middleware. We believe the database will be the next major area of open source adoption," said Ed Boyajian, president and CEO, EnterpriseDB. "Our partnership with Red Hat will accelerate the vision we share -- worldwide enterprise adoption of open source IT infrastructure as an alternative to proprietary solutions."

About EnterpriseDB

EnterpriseDB is the leading provider of enterprise-class products and services based on PostgreSQL, 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. 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 +1-978-589-5700 or visit www.enterprisedb.com.

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