SOURCE: EnterpriseDB Corporation

November 15, 2007 09:00 ET

EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.3 Beta Now Available

Latest Release Incorporates Most Significant Postgres Upgrades; Enhanced Oracle Compatibility, SQL*Plus and SQL*Loader Emulation Round Out Package

EDISON, NJ--(Marketwire - November 15, 2007) - EnterpriseDB announced today the availability of the beta version of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.3, the latest release of the company's flagship relational database management system (RDBMS). The new software is based on Postgres, the world's most advanced open source database, and incorporates recent significant Postgres performance upgrades. Additional features of the new release include enhanced Oracle compatibility, command-line terminal interfaces that emulate Oracle's SQL*Plus and SQL*Loader, advanced tools, and Simplified Chinese localization. More information and free downloads of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server are available at

EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.3 includes "Heap-Only Tuples" (HOT), a performance-improving feature of Postgres 8.3, which significantly increases the database's performance over long periods of time in update-intensive OLTP applications. HOT is one of the most complex single changes to Postgres that has been implemented in the last several years. HOT was conceived, designed, implemented, and shepherded through the Postgres community development process by the EnterpriseDB team.

"EnterpriseDB's contribution of advanced technology, such as HOT, to Postgres improves the foundation of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server and benefits both the greater Postgres community and our own customers," said Bob Zurek, chief technology officer, EnterpriseDB. "This latest release of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server raises the bar for technical innovation and performance."

Enhanced Oracle Compatibility

EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.3 adds several new features that enhance the database's ability to run, unchanged, applications written for Oracle. For example, there are more than 20 new Oracle-compatible system views, Oracle-compatible packages now support comments, and ROWNUM can now be used in sub-queries and views. In addition, EnterpriseDB's new bulk binding feature, which allows collections of SQL statements to be collected and run together to improve performance, further improves Oracle compatibility.

EDB*Plus and EDB*Loader Emulate Oracle's SQL*Plus and SQL*Loader

EnterpriseDB Advanced Server's enterprise-class, cross-platform developer and DBA console now includes EDB*Plus, a command-line terminal interface that emulates Oracle's SQL*Plus. Like SQL*Plus, EDB*Plus allows users to run SQL and PL/SQL commands interactively. Oracle users accustomed to SQL*Plus will find EDB*Plus immediately familiar. In addition, EnterpriseDB's new EDB*Loader emulates Oracle's SQL*Loader and provides even deeper compatibility.

Simplified Chinese Localization

The latest version of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server features a cross-platform installer, a migration toolset, and JDBC and libpq connectors that have been localized in Simplified Chinese.

Other updates to the new software include:

--  A DBA monitoring console that provides real-time charting for CPU and
    memory usage, disk I/O, and cache hit ratios across multiple EnterpriseDB
--  Support for embedded hints, which can alter program execution
--  Transaction error recovery support, which enables implicit statement-
    level transactions
--  Updateable cursors
--  Definer/invoker rights to provide controlled access to database

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 PostgreSQL, 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, PostgreSQL-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

EnterpriseDB is a trademark of EnterpriseDB Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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