"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
"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."