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EnterpriseDB Extends PostgreSQL for Itanium

Jul 01, 2011, 01:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"Enterprise giant Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) has been warning its users this year that it plans to abandon the Intel Itanium architecture that powers HP's (NYSE: HPQ) Unix operating system. While Oracle isn't interested in supporting Itanium, others are.

"EnterpriseDB today announced Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.0, which provides Oracle compatibility, now supports HP-UX on Itanium."

"With 9.0 you can run Postgres Plus Advanced Server on HP Itanium," Robin Schumacher, director of product strategy at EnterpriseDB, said. "We've talked to a number of HP customers that were not happy that Oracle is forcing them to switch out and they're looking for a database alternative and we can now give them that."

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