SOURCE: EnterpriseDB Corporation
November 27, 2007 09:00 ET
Leading Companies Contribute to First EnterpriseDB Executive Advisory Council
EnterpriseDB Roadmap, Open Source Strategies and Success Stories Discussed
EDISON, NJ--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - EnterpriseDB, the world's leading provider of
Postgres products and services, announced today the successful completion
of its first executive advisory council. The event brought together senior
executives, including chief technology officers and senior DBAs, from
leading companies, including FortiusOne, FTD, Sony Online Entertainment,
and Tomax. Other participants included a leading brokerage institution and
an international social networking company. The group met to discuss open
source strategies and trends and to provide input into the EnterpriseDB
product roadmap and strategy. Open source business models, including the
hybrid approach pioneered by firms such as EnterpriseDB and JBoss and
increasingly adopted by firms such as MySQL, were also discussed.
Stephen O'Grady, founder and senior analyst at Redmonk, delivered the
council's keynote address. O'Grady discussed the many benefits of open
source software, including Simon Phipps' concept that it allows
organizations to pay at "point of value," rather than at "point of sale."
This means that enterprises can develop, experiment with and even deploy
software for free, and pay only when for-fee professional services or
professional technical support are required to meet business objectives.
Jason Weiss, software architect, FTD, then presented to the council FTD's
experience migrating its external reporting system from Oracle to
EnterpriseDB Advanced Server. A major factor in FTD's selection was
EnterpriseDB's ability to run applications written for Oracle, which
reduces migration costs dramatically. The EnterpriseDB solution cost FTD
only one-sixth of the price of a comparably configured Oracle solution.
EnterpriseDB saved FTD nearly 90% of its Oracle licensing cost for this
critical data-warehousing application and made purchasing additional
expensive hardware and software unnecessary. Weiss reported that the
EnterpriseDB solution performed flawlessly for Mother's Day, FTD's busiest
day of the year, drawing a standing ovation from the executive team.
Next, Denis Lussier, EnterpriseDB's chief architect, and Bob Zurek,
EnterpriseDB's chief technology officer, each presented his perspective on
EnterpriseDB's product roadmap, including additional open source software
offerings, very large database (VLDB) support, and dramatic performance
"EnterpriseDB works with the industry-leading companies that participate in
its Executive Advisory Council, as true partners collaboratively enhancing
the value of EnterpriseDB's offerings to these companies and all of our
customers," said Andy Astor, chief executive officer, EnterpriseDB. "We're
extremely pleased with the outcome of this year's event and would like to
thank the participants for their valuable feedback and insights."
Finally, Bruce Momjian, the worldwide Postgres community leader, presented
his perspective on the symbiotic relationship between the independent
Postgres open source community and EnterpriseDB, the leading commercial
provider of Postgres support, Postgres professional services, Postgres
training, and Postgres-based products. In particular, Momjian discussed
EnterpriseDB's recent contribution to Postgres of a feature called HOT
("Heap-Only Tuples"), which significantly increases the database's
performance over long periods of time in update-intensive OLTP
applications. HOT was one of the most complex single changes to Postgres
that had been implemented in the last several years.
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 www.enterprisedb.com.
EnterpriseDB is a trademark of EnterpriseDB Corporation. Other names may be
trademarks of their respective owners.