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EnterpriseDB and Sun Reaping Benefits from Open Source Databases

Jan 30, 2009, 05:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Dean)

"The secret sauce is that the company uses extensions to the flexible open source database PostgreSQL. IBM has a stake in the company, it has an ongoing partnership with Japan's NTT, and it is posting some strong numbers and milestones, including these newly reported metrics for 2008:

  1. "50% growth in new customer accounts, including customer wins at The Los Angeles Times and hi5 Networks
  2. The launch of the Postgres Plus product family, including the open source Postgres Plus Standard Server and the commercially licensed, Oracle-compatible Postgres Plus Advanced Server
  3. $16 million Series C venture capital financing
  4. Strategic partnerships with IBM and NTT, the largest telecommunications company in Japan
  5. The hire of Ed Boyajian as the company's new CEO
  6. Significant code contributions to the PostgreSQL community"

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