EnterpriseDB Launches Postgres Plus Cloud Database

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-01-26 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Services.

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 solutions.

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 compatibility.

"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 the cloud."

"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."

 


 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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