internetnews.com: Vonage's Open Source Database Odyssey
Nov 21, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In an interesting twist of irony, Oracle, which is taking aim
at Linux leader Red Hat for being too expensive, is being undercut
with an open source challenge to its namesake database.
"VoIP vendor Vonage Networks is deploying EnterpriseDB, which is
built on top of the open source PostgreSQL database as an
alternative to Oracle. EnterpriseDB Advanced Server adds Oracle
compatibility to native PostgreSQL as well as performance
"One of the key criteria for Vonage's selection of EnterpriseDB
is Oracle compatibility, which is also why Vonage will use
EnterpriseDB in favor of open source MySQL in some instances, as