EnterpriseDB

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EnterpriseDB Corporation
Type Private
Industry Software & Programming
Founded March 2004[1]
Headquarters Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
Key people Ed Boyajian, CEO
Products Software subscriptions based on PostgreSQL and Postgres Plus Advanced Server and tools for database management, security and performance RDBMS
Website www.enterprisedb.com

EnterpriseDB is a privately-held American company [2] that provides enterprise class software subscriptions, support, and tools for PostgreSQL. The company sells its software products through subscriptions with support and updates included. There are two main subscription products,[3] Postgres Plus Enterprise Edition and Postgres Plus Standard Edition. Postgres Plus Standard Edition includes open source PostgreSQL, tools for performance, scalability, high availability, and management and support and updates. The tools include EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager for managing/monitoring/tuning large-scale Postgres installations. Postgres Plus Enterprise Edition includes the components of Standard Edition plus database compatibility for Oracle, performance and advanced security features not available in PostgreSQL and other features for manageability not available in PostgreSQL.

EnterpriseDB also has two editions of a cloud database.[4] These are Postgres Plus Cloud Database Basic and Postgres Plus Cloud Database Advanced. The Management Console in the cloud products provision PostgreSQL and Postgres Plus Advanced Server databases (with database compatibility for Oracle) in single instances, high availability clusters, or development sandboxes for Database-as-a-Service environments. In addition, the company offers PostgreSQL 24 x 7 support, training, and professional services such as RemoteDBA, Architectural Health Check, migration services and more.

EnterpriseDB was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems in October 2014.

History[edit]

EnterpriseDB was founded in 2004 by Denis Lussier and Andy Astor,[5] with the goal of disrupting the database oligopoly with an equally capable product based on open source principles and development that offered dramatic cost savings. The company chose PostgreSQL as its technology foundation because PostgreSQL was proven by over 20 years of large-scale commercial deployments, its thriving developer community, and its reputation for being the most robust open source database available. EnterpriseDB is headquartered in Massachusetts and has other offices in New Jersey, Europe, Asia and Japan.[6] Ed Boyajian is the CEO.

Products[edit]

EnterpriseDB offers two distributions based on PostgreSQL that have additional features and commercial support. These distributions are available for free download and are supported on several different platforms, including Linux, Windows, Solaris and HP-UX.[7] They include connectors for the most common programming languages and environments, including: JDBC, ODBC, .NET, ESQL / C++, Perl, Python, PHP.

  • Distributions and adaptations:
    • PostgreSQL - the bits developed by the Postgres community
    • Postgres Plus Advanced Server - all the features of Postgres Plus Solutions Pack plus Oracle compatibility, scalability features, and DBA and developer tools [it can run Oracle applications written for Oracle databases by revising the core of PostgreSQL to recognize Oracle's PL/SQL[8][9] as well as handle data replication to and from Oracle[10]]
  • Programs developed by EnterpriseDB:
    • StackBuilder Plus[11]
    • xDB Replication Server [12]
    • Postgres Enterprise Manager [13]
    • Postgres Plus Cloud Database [14]

EnterpriseDB also offers services and support options for Postgres, including remote DBA services, tuning, developer support, DBA certification and training.

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