EnterpriseDB Announces Support for PostgreSQL 9.0. The Best Leverage Against Exploding Enterprise Relational Database Costs

Date -2010-09-20

EnterpriseDB and PostgreSQL 9.0 change the economics of the relational database market

SAN FRANCISCO (from JavaOne) – Sept. 20, 2010 - EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, today announced support for the newly released PostgreSQL 9.0 open source relational database. EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus™ line of products enables enterprises to use PostgreSQL rather than expensive proprietary databases from Oracle and other vendors. EnterpriseDB customers and PostgreSQL community members can immediately benefit from EnterpriseDB’s one-click installer for PostgreSQL 9.0.

“PostgreSQL 9.0 with streaming replication changes the game for PostgreSQL yet again,” said Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB. “Users want affordable enterprise-class features that are a true offset to Oracle. The PostgreSQL community stands alone in delivering on that promise.”

PostgreSQL 9.0 includes more than a dozen major improvements that enhance every aspect of database application design and performance, including:

  • Built-in replication and hot standby capabilities – PostgreSQL 9.0 has the high availability required for the “scale-out” and failover architectures that characterize cloud computing and other demanding application environments.
  • 64-bit Windows support – Enterprise data centers using Windows 64-bit platforms will find PostgreSQL 9.0 the ideal open source database solution for this fast growth platform.
  • “In-place” upgrade capability – PostgreSQL 9.0 greatly simplifies major upgrades by removing the need for the “dump/load data” procedure required in prior versions and instead performs an in-place upgrade, which is much easier and faster.

Additional PostgreSQL 9.0 improvements are detailed in a press release issued today by the PostgreSQL community. Boyajian raised multiple scenarios in which EnterpriseDB and PostgreSQL can reduce enterprise relational database costs, including:

  • Postgres Plus for new projects. The economics of open source database software are compelling: greatly simplified licensing models, no license fees and vendor independence. EnterpriseDB’s jumpstart subscription, migration services and training classes have helped many customers accelerate their adoption of PostgreSQL.
  • Postgres Plus to augment the incumbent database. IT organizations can use PostgreSQL’s new built-in replication for building scale-out systems and reporting applications, and also use Postgres Plus’ xDB Replication Server to replicate data from proprietary databases to PostgreSQL. Both allow enterprises to create business intelligence and reporting architectures at a fraction of the cost of commercial database vendors’ solutions.
  • PostgreSQL as a bargaining chip. Initiating a PostgreSQL pilot project serves as a valuable tool for negotiating better terms with your incumbent database vendor. EnterpriseDB’s products and services provide much needed leverage at renewal time.

“We invite the developers at JavaOne to join us at the Java Game Zone to learn more about PostgreSQL 9.0 and EnterpriseDB,” Boyajian concluded. “Together we can break the stranglehold of expensive proprietary databases.”

About EnterpriseDB Corporation

EnterpriseDB, the Enterprise PostgreSQL Company, provides enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and PostgreSQL services to help IT organizations be successful with 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 to reduce overall database costs. 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.

EnterpriseDB and Postgres Plus are trademarks of EnterpriseDB Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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