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Apache Today: Great Bridge Partners With Zend to Offer PostgreSQL-PHP Strategy for Businesses

Mar 26, 2001, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])

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"Great Bridge LLC and Zend Technologies have joined forces to more fully integrate the PostgreSQL database and the PHP server-side scripting language, providing Web developers with the most powerful open-source products available for building dynamic, database-driven Web sites. The partnership between Great Bridge, the leading commercial distributor of the PostgreSQL database, and Zend, an internationally established provider of commercial solutions to enhance performance and productivity of PHP's installed base, bundles two scalable, feature-rich applications and offers enterprises a formidable combination for powering their Web-based applications."

"Great Bridge provides expert-level professional services and technical support for PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open-source database. Zend Technologies develops and markets value-added products and services for enterprise users and developers of PHP technology, and is a major contributor to the PHP development effort. More than 2.5 million sites actively support PHP, according to a monthly survey by Internet research firm Netcraft (http://www.netcraft.com). Corporations that use PHP include Cisco, AltaVista, Unilever, Maxinvest, AuctionWatch, VillageVoice, BMC, Lufthansa, PC Magazine Germany and Wall Street Online Germany."

"The Great Bridge/Zend partnership allows both companies' customers to benefit from a broader range of products and services. Zend's suite of value-added PHP products for developers and enterprise-class Web installations includes the Zend Integrated Development Environment (IDE); the Zend Cache, which dramatically improves site performance and reduces hardware requirements; the Zend Encoder Unlimited, which enables businesses to protect their PHP source code; and customized consulting services. Great Bridge offers its enhanced, quality-tested version of PostgreSQL, as well as engineering-level services for developers and production environments, including developer-to-developer support, consulting services and professional support contracts ranging up to 24x7x365 for mission-critical database applications."

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