"Great Bridge, a start-up hoping its open-source database
software will encroach on Oracle the way Red Hat has nibbled at
Microsoft, is now open for business."
"Great Bridge, based in Norfolk, Va., announced its presence in
May, but now has services and its first customer, Web and
e-commerce site designer Xperts.com. Great Bridge has packaged the
PostgreSQL database software with easy-to-use installation software
and extensive documentation, said Dave Mele, vice president of
"Although the company will give the software away, it will
charge $9,995 a year for a standard technical support and service
plan and $49,995 for the premium plan. Services include planning
and development of databases as well as integration with existing
software and ongoing support."