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