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EnterpriseDB Corporation
IndustrySoftware & Database
FoundedMarch 2004[1]
HeadquartersBedford, Massachusetts, USA
Key people
  • Ed Boyajian, CEO
  • Paul Blondin, CFO
  • Mike Huseman, SVP, Global Sales, Business Development
  • Marc Linster, Ph.D., SVP, Product Development
  • Kenneth Rugg, Chief Product and Strategy Officer
ProductsSoftware subscriptions based on PostgreSQL and EDB Postgres Advanced Server, both of which include support, upgrades and tools for database management, High Availability, integration, and migration. EDB Postgres Ark, a Database-as-a-Service for hybrid cloud deployments of Postgres to public and private cloud. RDBMS

EnterpriseDB (EDB), a privately held company based in Massachusetts, provides software and services based on the open-source database PostgreSQL. EDB develops and integrates performance, security, and manageability enhancements into PostgreSQL to support enterprise-class workloads for its database, EDB Postgres Advanced Server. EDB has also developed database compatibility for Oracle to facilitate the migration of workloads from Oracle to EDB Postgres and to support the operation of many Oracle workloads on EDB Postgres.[2]

EnterpriseDB sells subscriptions to its EDB Postgres Platform with the option of EDB Postgres Advanced Server or PostgreSQL as the database. The platform subscriptions include tool suites, upgrades, support, and maintenance.

Gartner positioned EnterpriseDB in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems,[3] making it one of just 11 vendors to be included in the report and the fifth consecutive year the company was recognized. Gartner positioned EnterpriseDB in the Leaders Quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems[4] in October 2014 and again in September 2015.[5] EnterpriseDB was recognized in the Challengers Quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems in October 2016.[6]


EDB was founded in 2004. The growing acceptance of open source software created a market opportunity and the company wanted to challenge the database incumbents with a standards based product that was compatible with other vendor solutions. EnterpriseDB sought to develop an open source-based, enterprise-class relational database to compete with established vendors at an open source price point.

The company chose PostgreSQL as its technology foundation because of PostgreSQL's record of over 20 years of large-scale commercial deployments, its thriving developer community, and its reputation as the most robust open-source database available.

EDB introduced its prototype database, EnterpriseDB 2005, in 2005. It was named Best Database Solution at LinuxWorld that year, beating solutions from Oracle, MySQL, and IBM.[7] EDB renamed the database EnterpriseDB Advanced Server with its March 2006 release. The database was renamed Postgres Plus Advanced Server in March 2008.[8] In April 2016, with the introduction of the EDB Postgres Platform, EDB's fully integrated next-generation data management platform, the database was renamed to EDB Postgres Advanced Server.[9]


EDB Postgres Platform[edit]

The EDB Postgres Platform is available in three subscriptions: (i) EDB Postgres Enterprise, (ii) EDB Postgres Standard, and (iii) EDB Postgres Developer. The EDB Postgres Enterprise subscription includes the EDB Postgres Advanced Server database and database compatibility with Oracle. EDB Postgres Standard includes the PostgreSQL database.

All three subscriptions include comprehensive management, integration, migration tool suites, global support and upgrades, and are deployable across a wide range of on-premises and cloud configurations. The tool suites are:

  • The Management Suite, which includes tools for monitoring, optimizing, tuning, and managing large database deployments; High Availability; backup and recovery architectures.
  • The Integration Suite, which features capabilities for federated database systems and integration with applications from other database management solutions. The Integration Suite includes the EDB Postgres Replication Server and a collection of EDB Postgres Data Adapters, which are based on the Foreign Data Wrapper functionality in PostgreSQL. The suite includes Data Adapters for Hadoop and MongoDB.[10]
  • The Migration Suite includes toolkits that enable organizations to assess applications that are best candidates for migration to EDB Postgres and tools for actual migrations.

EDB Postgres Ark[edit]

The EDB Postgres Ark is a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) for hybrid cloud deployments of Postgres to private and public clouds such as Red Hat OpenStack, Amazon Web Services, and other deployment platforms.

EDB Postgres Plus Cloud Database[edit]

EnterpriseDB offers two editions of a cloud database. These are the EDB Postgres Plus Cloud Database Advanced, which includes the EDB Postgres Advanced Server database, and EDB Postgres Plus Cloud Database Basic, which includes the PostgreSQL database. The Management Console in the cloud products provision databases in single instances, high availability clusters, or development sandboxes for Database-as-a-Service environments.

EDB Postgres Containers[edit]

EDB is a member of the Red Hat OpenShift Primed Program with a set of two certified Linux Container images published in the Red Hat Container Catalog. One container is preconfigured with the EDB Postgres Advanced Server 9.5 database, EDB Postgres Failover Manager, and pgPool for load balancing. The other container is preconfigured with EDB Postgres Backup and Recovery.[11]


In addition to custom consulting engagements, EDB provides the following packaged services:

Postgres Architecture Services include the Enterprise Architecture Setup service, which assists organizations in setting up their EDB Postgres environments, and the Architectural Health Check, a three-day audit of the Postgres environment with recommendations for improving performance.

Migration Assessment consists of an analysis of an Oracle database architecture, configuration, and application usage to rate the complexity of migrations across five key compatibility categories.

RemoteDBA provides organizations with round-the-clock global database monitoring and regular database maintenance at three different levels of service to meet a spectrum of needs.

EDB Technical Account Manager is a designated Postgres resource that works closely with an organization's IT organization to provide guidance on using Postgres.

Training and Certification[edit]

EDB provides training from Postgres experts in multiple formats: live, virtual online; on-demand online courses; and live, in-classroom.

EDB provides two levels of certification for PostgreSQL and for EDB Postgres Advanced Server; they are Associate and Professional.

EDB provides digital badges for technical professionals who complete the criteria through the EDB Postgres training and certification program.[12] Digital badges are a digital representation of certifications with Postgres that can be displayed online and verified.

User Forum[edit]

EnterpriseDB launched a new user forum, Postgres Rocks (www.postgresrocks.net), in June 2017. The user forum is designed to foster conversation and ongoing collaboration among Postgres users with resources, access to experts, discussion forums, and how to's on Postgres.

Postgres Vision[edit]

Postgres Vision (www.postgresvision.com) is an annual conference started by EnterpriseDB in 2016 with Kathleen Kennedy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The first event was held in October 2016 in San Francisco [13] and the second event was held in June 2017 in Boston.[14] Postgres Vision is multi-day event that focuses on current and future enterprise usage of Postgres and open source data management solutions. The event draws database administrators, architects, data scientists, line of business executives, C-level executives, and developers to network, share best practices, and explore new and emerging use cases for Postgres and complementary open source data solutions.

Postgres Vision 2018 was held June 4–6, 2018 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Boston.


  1. ^ About EnterpriseDB Company
  2. ^ "EnterpriseDB: Standing Out from the Crowd".
  3. ^ "EnterpriseDB Recognized for Fifth Consecutive Year in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems".
  4. ^ "Survey: Mega-Vendors Still Dominate Database Management Market".
  5. ^ "Disruption Alert: Gartner's Operational DBMS Leaders".
  6. ^ "EnterpriseDB Recognized in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems".
  7. ^ "LinuxWorld San Francisco 2005: EnterpriseDB Wins "Best Database" Award".
  8. ^ "EnterpriseDB Introduces Postgres Plus Product Family".
  9. ^ "EDB Launches Industry's First Integrated Open Source-Based Operational Database Management Platform".
  10. ^ "EnterpriseDB Readies Postgres for Big Data Apps".
  11. ^ "EnterpriseDB Introduces New Red Hat-Certified Containers for the OpenShift Platform".
  12. ^ "Twitter".
  13. ^ "Oracle DB Admins Urged to Swap Their Gas Guzzler for an Electric Car".
  14. ^ "Agile database development spurs changes in data tech, DBA roles".

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