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EnterpriseDB

October 15, 2010 08:00 ET

Sun Microsystems Founder Scott McNealy to Deliver Keynote at Bay Area Open Source Database Conference

PostgreSQL User Conference 2010 Highlights Community Innovation, Market Acceleration and Open Source Dominance Within the Database Arena

WESTFORD, MA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2010) -  EnterpriseDB, the largest independent PostgreSQL open source database company, today announced that Sun Microsystems' Founder, Scott McNealy, will deliver the keynote address at PG West, the industry's largest PostgreSQL conference, Nov. 2-4 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. PostgreSQL is the world's most sophisticated open source database. See the event agenda here.

Forrester reports the open source database market represents a $5B industry growing at more than 40%. The PostgreSQL Community continues to drive market innovation with an unprecedented number of new major features in its latest 9.0 release including hot standby, streaming replication and in-place upgrades. PG West 2010 will showcase a global line-up of PostgreSQL developers, customers and vendors such as Jaspersoft, Red Hat, Command Prompt, 2ndQuadrant, and Continuent. PG West is the community's flagship conference that provides the PostgreSQL community with an opportunity to share and drive open source innovation. 

McNealy's participation reflects his long-standing commitment to open source, sharing technology and innovating for a better world. "I'm thrilled to see so many interesting start-ups in the open source world. Customers need innovation and choice for the free market to succeed. I'm all for competition in the open source database arena where it leads to the best solutions for customers," said McNealy.

McNealy is also known for his commitment to education and advocacy for open and competitive business practices. McNealy is a member of the Board of Directors and the visionary behind the idea for Curriki, a non-profit organization that provides an avenue for educators and education-decision makers from all over the world to come together as a global education and learning community.

EnterpriseDB is the principal sponsor of the PG West. "This has been a game-changing year for the database industry. Oracle's acquisition of Sun and MySQL has brought PostgreSQL into the limelight as the only truly independent, enterprise-class open source database on the market today," said Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB. "Customers want choice and we have the tools, technologies and services to provide a radically more efficient enterprise-class approach without today's vendor lock-in."

For more information about the PG West 2010 conference, visit http://www.postgresqlconference.org/. The cost per attendee is $150. To register, visit here.

About EnterpriseDB Corporation
EnterpriseDB, the Enterprise PostgreSQL Company, provides enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and PostgreSQL services to help IT organizations be successful with the world's most advanced open source database. The company's Postgres Plus products are ideally suited for transaction-intensive applications requiring superior performance, massive scalability and compatibility with proprietary database products to reduce overall database costs. EnterpriseDB has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Westford, Mass. For more information, please call +1-978-589-5700, or visit www.enterprisedb.com.

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