EnterpriseDB Launches an Integrated Open Source Database Management Platform

by Ostatic Staff - May. 23, 2016

Database company EnterpriseDB has been tuning up its Postgres software with a focus on enterprises, and is transforming it into a suite that wraps in management and monitoring tools, in addition to tools that let it integrate with data analytics platforms such as Hadoop.

The EDB Postgres platform is an integrated open source-based database management platform. It's billed as "enabling a wide range of deployment topologies; integrating EDB's mature, enterprise-ready Postgres database with other leading data management solutions; and offering a specialized partner ecosystem for new, more agile deployment models." It's yet another example that open source database platforms are gaining momentum.

In fact, EnterpriseDB officials are very bullish on open source in general.

"We are on the cusp of the most significant open source transformation in history, and its economic impact will dwarf the great success of Linux. Companies of all sizes, and particularly the F1000, are systematically unraveling their legacy data management models, infrastructures, and vendors – upgrading each part with open source-based alternatives," said Ed Boyajian, President and CEO of EDB. "With many proven but discrete open source technologies already widely in use, our customers have been very clear on what they need. They demand a more complete and integrated open source-based solution that meets or beats my current capabilities and at the same time simplifies usage and deployment. This was the imperative that led us to create the EDB Postgres Platform."

According to EnterpriseDB:

IT organizations face a complex set of decisions regarding their database management infrastructures, and Chief Data and Information Officers struggle to keep pace. With the EDB Postgres platform, organizations have a partner to provide the solutions and support to transform the datacenter into an innovation platform with open source. Many have already begun this transformation with 20 percent of the Fortune 500 having deployed EDB Postgres to transform and modernize operations. They have realized savings of up to 80 percent by deploying EDB Postgres in place of traditional, commercial, and proprietary solutions – savings that could be reinvested in new strategic initiatives for competitive advantage.

"EDB Postgres has brought new levels of efficiency and productivity to our data environment so that IT can emphasize new initiatives and contribute to corporate business objectives," said Javier Martinez, IT Transformation and Technology Manager, Telefónica S.A., a broadband and telecommunications provider based in Spain. "Working with EDB to develop new capabilities demonstrated the company's commitment to helping us build a next-generation data center infrastructure that will ensure we can continue to innovate." According to Gartner, by 2018, more than 70% of new in-house applications will be developed on an OSDBMS, and 50% of existing commercial RDBMS instances either will have been converted or will be in the process of being converted.1

"IT organizations across the globe are struggling to meet the demands of the digital transformation, yet the complex and expensive data infrastructures that serve their established back-office applications lack the flexibility and cost-scalability they need for these new application contexts," said Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, Application Development and Deployment, IDC. "Integrated, subscription-based data management platforms like EDB Postgres enable organizations to move to the third platform, by supporting new agile development models and digital applications, and open source-based data management platforms provide the flexibility for reinvestment in new data-driven initiatives."

 EnterpriseDB (EDB) has also developed a partner ecosystem with hardware, software, and service providers to ensure a range of deployment options for end users. It has partnerships with Amazon; Google; and Aliyun, the cloud computing division of Alibaba, so that customers can choose an on-premises, cloud or hybrid deployment model. "The ability to move workloads seamlessly on and off the cloud, worldwide, as needed, provides enterprises with the flexibility to respond more quickly to shifting demands among internal constituencies," the company claims.

Among hardware providers, EDB has teamed with IBM, HP Enterprise, and Dell.

The EDB Postgres platform is available as a subscription, inclusive of all data management solution components. More information is found here