SOURCE: EnterpriseDB Corporation

January 23, 2008 09:00 ET

EnterpriseDB One of Linux Magazine's Top 20 to Watch in 2008

Oracle-Compatible Database Company Chosen for Impact on FOSS Community, Expected 2008 Market Impact; More Industry Accolades for EnterpriseDB and Postgres

EDISON, NJ--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - EnterpriseDB, the Oracle-compatible database company, announced today that it has been selected as one of Linux Magazine's "Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2008." The list includes 20 companies in the open source software community that are expected to have a major impact on the market in 2008. To make the list, a company's contribution to its FOSS community must also have made a major impact on that community. The Linux Magazine editors conferred with industry experts, conducted an online reader poll, and drew on their own industry observations to make their final selection. The editors' comments about EnterpriseDB are available at More information about EnterpriseDB and free downloads of the company's flagship product, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, are available at

"As enterprise adoption of open source continues to accelerate, we'll be keeping a close eye on EnterpriseDB," said Joe Brockmeier, editor-in-chief, Linux Magazine Media Group. "The company has had some major successes since its beginnings a few years ago, and it will almost certainly be in the news quite a bit in 2008."

A Tradition of Postgres Community Contribution

EnterpriseDB is a recognized leader of the Postgres open source community and a frequent contributor of critical technology enhancements. In 2007, the company conceived, designed, implemented, and shepherded key performance improvements through the Postgres community process. These contributions are among the most substantive enhancements made to Postgres during the past several years.

In 2007, the company also established the EnterpriseDB Postgres Resource Center, a community-based website for enterprise application developers and DBAs. The Postgres Resource Center provides free downloads of EnterpriseDB Postgres and serves as a rich repository of technical information, tools, and other valuable Postgres resources. The EnterpriseDB Postgres Resource Center is located at

"EnterpriseDB is the world's leading provider of Postgres-based products and services, and continued support of the Postgres open source community is fundamental to our values," said Andy Astor, chief executive officer, EnterpriseDB. "We're pleased to have been recognized by Linux Magazine's editors for our past work with the community, and we're eager to extend our involvement in the future."

More Industry Accolades for EnterpriseDB and Postgres

EnterpriseDB and Postgres have received numerous industry awards and recognition recently. Earlier this month, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server was named a finalist for the Jolt Product Excellence Awards. Winners will be announced on Mar. 5 at the 21st annual Software Development Conference and Expo West in Santa Clara, Calif. In addition, Postgres received's 2008 Product of the Year award for Best Database Tool from Jupiter Media. Postgres beat Hibernate, Java DB, MySQL, and Oracle for the top database honor.

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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