EnterpriseDB delivers its Postgres Plus Cloud Database with support from CloudBees, Engine Yard and others.
EnterpriseDB, a provider of PostgreSQL and Oracle
database compatibility products and services, announced the general
availability of the Postgres Plus Cloud Database on Amazon Web
Postgres Plus Cloud Database is an
enterprise-class PostgreSQL database as a service (DBaaS). EnterpriseDB also
announced that CloudBees
and Engine Yard
have selected Postgres Plus Cloud Database as one of their primary database
EnterpriseDB officials said Postgres
Plus Cloud Database simplifies the setup and configuration of PostgreSQL in the
cloud. In addition to support for Amazon EC2, EnterpriseDB has worked with
Hewlett-Packard to ensure Postgres Plus Cloud Database will run well with HP Cloud Compute. HP
Cloud Compute currently leverages the OpenStack Nova compute platform and API.
"Postgres Plus Cloud Database is
the only solution on the market today that makes deploying new instances of
PostgreSQL or Postgres Plus Advanced Server easy in any environment," said
Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB, in a statement. "And,
through our partnerships with industry leaders CloudBees, Engine Yard, HP and
OpenStack, customers will have numerous ways to take advantage of PostgreSQL 'elastically'
on multiple cloud platforms."
"With Postgres Plus Cloud Database
on the CloudBees Java Platform, our developers can easily build applications
that invoke a truly elastic database knowing that Postgres is always backed up
and available, but without the hassles of database administration," said
Sacha Labourey, CEO of CloudBees, in a statement. "Plus, EnterpriseDB
and CloudBees both provide innovative, cloud-based scale-out architectures,
which are expected in premier database and application platforms."
Added Mike Piech, vice president of
product management and marketing at Engine Yard: "We're very pleased to
have EnterpriseDB offer Postgres Plus Cloud Database to developers running apps
on Engine Yard Cloud. Postgres Plus Cloud Database will enable our mutual
customers to provision both multi-host PostgreSQL and Postgres Plus Advanced
Server clusters easily and efficiently."
Postgres Plus Cloud Database, according
to EnterpriseDB officials, combines the advantages of cloud computing with the
features expected in an enterprise-class database, including an ACID-compliant
relational database service; point-and-click simple setup and management with Web-based
interface; automatic scaling, load balancing and failover; automated online
backup and point-in-time recovery; database cloning; and Oracle database
"With Postgres Plus Cloud Database,
EnterpriseDB changes how we should think about database services in the cloud,"
said Ed Krupka, CIO of Burris Logistics, in a statement. "Their solution
has reduced much of the admin effort, and all of the infrastructure work out of
database installation and configuration. It almost seems too easy. Postgres
Plus Cloud Database is so innovative, especially with its auto-data size
elasticity and horizontal scaling. It's poised to make PostgreSQL the de facto
database for the cloud."
Postgres Plus Cloud Database is
available in two versions: PostgreSQL 9.1 and Postgres Plus Advanced
Server 9.0. Pricing for Postgres Plus Cloud Database on Amazon Web Services is
the same as Amazon RDS (MySQL), whether the buyer chooses the PostgreSQL or
Postgres Plus Advanced Server database engine.
"We have recently seen a surge of
interest in PostgreSQL driven by its potential for deployment in the cloud,"
said Matt Aslett, research manager for data management and analytics at 451
Research, in a statement. "With the addition of auto-data size elasticity
and horizontal scaling in Postgres Plus Cloud Database, EnterpriseDB has reintroduced
PostgreSQL as a database platform for the creation and delivery of private,
public and hybrid cloud services, as opposed to simply a database running in
"We needed a low touch solution
that was easy to use and could elastically scale PostgreSQL in the cloud,"
said Mark Baird, director of IT at Voices Heard Media, in a statement. "Tasks
such as load balancing, auto-scaling of the cluster, auto backup and
auto-failover can be extremely difficult to get configured correctly, but with
Postgres Plus Cloud Database you get all of this right out of the box."
"Elasticity and horizontal scaling
are critical characteristics for cloud applications, which make Postgres Plus
even more attractive for applications in the cloud," said Brian Stevens,
CTO and vice president of worldwide engineering at Red Hat, in a statement. "As
a leading provider of cloud platforms and infrastructure, we are excited to see
enhanced innovation and choice for cloud developers and users."
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