EnterpriseDB has released the latest version of Postgres Platform, a package containing of the open source database PostgreSQL together with management tools and support for deployment at large scale.
The 2017 version of the EDB Postgres Platform is targeted at organisations aiming to improve their decision making capabilities and explore new markets through digital transformation programmes. It also looks to fill the gap between pure big data infrastructure and more traditional enterprise IT.
The EDB Postgres Platform was first released last year with the aim of collecting EnterpriseDB's integration and migration tools and connectors under one roof. The company has been moving into the enterprise data management space dominated by Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server as well big data technologies like Hadoop and NoSQL for some time.
The latest edition features refinements intended to make managing multi-terabyte workloads easier. There are new analytics features, improved geo-clustering, an updated version of the back-up and recovery tool and a number of new connectors to legacy systems with a focus on migrating workloads from Oracle.
EnterpriseDB has been also building partnerships with vendors such IBM, HPE and Dell to certify the platform for their latest hardware, as well as with OpenStack and public cloud providers to make it available on a wide variety of platforms.
"Organisations are seeking agile, flexible data management solutions that extract and deliver competitive business value from today's data deluge," said Terri Virnig, vice president of power ecosystem and strategy at IBM.
"We believe that the EDB Postgres Platform provides the speed, scale, and reliability needed to help clients advance their digital transformation initiatives, and we're pleased to offer IBM Power Systems as a high-performance server solution to maximise client value."
EnterpriseDB claims many companies are looking to move from proprietary platforms to take advantage of cheaper open-source alternatives to save money and reduce the risk of vendor lock in. It cites the example of telecoms firms whose core products, voice and messaging, have become commoditised. Companies in this sector are moving large databases away from Oracle Exadata appliances to Hadoop, NoSQL, Postgres and other open source platforms so that money can be channelled into digital initiatives, it claims.
"EnterpriseDB has set a new standard in digital business by giving enterprises the capabilities, performance, and reliability they need with the flexibility and ease of provisioning required by modern DevOps," said senior vice president product development at EnterpriseDB, Marc Linster.
"The EDB Postgres Platform 2017 elevates the performance and capabilities of integrated tools designed specifically for high-performance Postgres infrastructures. The result is a more powerful and better-integrated architecture capable of supporting the demanding and complex workloads of today's digital business applications."
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