EnterpriseDB releases Version 8.3 Release 2 of its database. EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server 8.3 R2 includes new features meant to deepen Oracle compatibility and improve scalability and performance.
launched the latest version of its Postgres Plus Advanced
Server database June 16 with an eye toward improving performance and
In Postgres Plus Advanced Server Version 8.3 Release 2, the company has
added a feature called "infinite cache." Built on Memcached, the
technology is designed to increase performance and scalability for read-mostly
applications. With infinite cache, users can increase the amount of data
maintained as in-memory cache by distributing the cache across existing inexpensive
commodity hardware farms, the company said.
Compression of cache data allows the storing of entire databases in a
durable fashion for fast performance, EnterpriseDB officials said, adding that storing
more or all data in a RAM-based cache makes
it so there are fewer disk operations. The technology is completely transparent
to applications and requires no special caching code by application developers
to safeguard any write operations, the officials said.
The company's newest release also includes Asynchronous Pre-Fetch, a
high-performance query solution designed to optimize commodity RAID solutions. For
security purposes, EnterpriseDB added support for LDAP and PAM (pluggable
authentication module) authentication infrastructures, and a new feature called
EnterpriseDB*Wrap protects stored procedures for secure distribution of
proprietary or sensitive code.
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Still, the company did not stray far from its traditional message regarding
compatibility. Postgres Plus Advanced Server 8.3 R2 comes complete with
several new features for deeper Oracle compatibility, including enhanced
transaction control, support for advanced Oracle object types and packages, and
tooling enhancements that facilitate the migration of Oracle schema and data to
Postgres Plus Advanced Server, it said.
"All the new features and functionality in the latest version of
Postgres Plus Advanced Server are inspired by customer input from organizations
like Hi5 Networks and MyYearbook," Ed Boyajian, CEO
of EnterpriseDB, said in a statement. "PostgreSQL users seeking an
enterprise-class feature set and cutting-edge performance, as well as Oracle
customers looking for low-cost, highly reliable RDBMS [relational DBMS] alternatives
that require only minimal migration effort, should be considering Postgres Plus
Advanced Server today."