SOURCE: EnterpriseDB Corporation

January 16, 2008 09:00 ET

EnterpriseDB Named Finalist for 18th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards

Oracle-Compatible Database Included Among Year's Most Innovative, Trend-Making, Ahead-of-the-Curve Products

EDISON, NJ--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - EnterpriseDB, the Oracle-compatible database company, announced today that its flagship product, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, has been selected as a finalist for the 18th annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards in the Best Database Engines and Data Tools category. The awards showcase products that have "jolted" the industry with their significance and have made the task of creating software faster, easier, and more efficient. The finalists, selected from among hundreds of qualified nominations, were chosen by a team of nineteen esteemed industry insiders, columnists, and technology leaders. More information and free downloads of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server are available at

EnterpriseDB Advanced Server is the award-winning, enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs many applications written for Oracle unchanged and costs only a small fraction of a comparable Oracle solution. It is built on Postgres, the world's most advanced open source database, ensuring the reliability and scalability necessary for high-volume, mission-critical enterprise use.

"We're honored to be chosen again as a Jolt finalist," said Bob Zurek, chief technology officer, EnterpriseDB. "Leading companies, especially those with existing Oracle investments, are increasingly choosing EnterpriseDB Advanced Server. We're pleased that the judges have also recognized the transformative effect we're having on the enterprise database marketplace."

"This year's Jolt finalists, including EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, represent the most innovative tools in software development," said Amber Ankerholz, conference manager, Dr. Dobb's Events. "In the next round of the process, the judges will take an in-depth look at the finalists, examining the standard criteria of audience suitability, productivity, innovation, quality, ROI, risk, and flexibility, but also seeking products that are ahead of the curve, universally useful, simple yet rich in functionality, or that have solved a nagging problem in their product space."

The Jolt Product Excellence Awards ceremony will take place on Mar. 5, 2008 at the 21st annual Software Development Conference and Expo West at the Santa Clara Convention Center. More information about the award can be found at

About EnterpriseDB Corporation

EnterpriseDB develops and supports EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, the world's leading Oracle-compatible relational database management system (RDBMS). EnterpriseDB Advanced Server runs most applications written for Oracle unchanged and at a small fraction of Oracle's cost. Built on Postgres, the world's most advanced open source database, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server has the reliability and scalability necessary for high-volume, mission-critical enterprise use. The company is also the world's leading provider of enterprise-class, Postgres-based products and services, including the EnterpriseDB Postgres distribution. EnterpriseDB has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in March 2004 and is headquartered in Edison, N.J. For more information, please contact +1-732-331-1300 or visit

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