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 increases.

"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

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

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