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EnterpriseDB Brings Postgres Closer to Oracle

Jun 18, 2009, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The Postgres Plus Advanced Server is not actually open source, though. It builds on the open source PostgreSQL release and provides additional proprietary features designed to improve Oracle database compatibility.

"In the new 8.3 R2 release, EnterpriseDB is adding more performance and scalability options. The new release comes as Oracle is in the process of acquiring Sun and along with it, its open source MySQL database and as EnterpriseDB itself is now benefiting from the an investment by IBM.

""What this release is really all about is adding features and functions that make the choice to come to Postgres as an alternative more attractive and viable," EnterpriseDB CEO Ed Boyajian told InternetNews.com. "Given the economy, we're seeing more companies challenge the business decisions they've made to deploy Oracle, particularly in the areas of new workloads and non-mission critical workloads."

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