EnterpriseDB Upgrades Open-Source Database
The company made the announcement at the Open Source Business Conference in Newton, Mass.
EnterpriseDB 2005 Release 2 is a proprietary, enterprise-class database, built on open-source PostgreSQL, which can run many Oracle applications unmodified while providing performance enhancements over regular PostgreSQL, the company said.
EnterpriseDB, similar to its open-source rival MySQL, is patterned closely on the Oracle DB look and feel.
Release 2 is an update to EnterpriseDB 2005 that incorporates the most recent version of PostgreSQL (v8.0.4), improved Oracle-style cursors and faster performance, the company added. The new release also offers a tool kit to facilitate faster integration by ISVs.
EnterpriseDB co-founder and CEO Andy Astor said the new ISV tool kit will make it much easier to integrate the database into products.
"In addition to end users, ISVs have a great opportunity," he said. "Most work with Oracle. Working with EnterpriseDB, you just drop it in and it works. Weve made it even easier for ISVs" to immediately get EnterpriseDB into their products and working alongside Oracle databases, he said.
Astor said the upgrades performance boostthe upgrade runs 30 percent faster for bulk loading of data for native PostgreSQLwill make migration all the more painless.
"Thats important if youre taking an existing application and migrating to EnterpriseDB," he said.
Denis Lussier, chief technology officer of EnterpriseDB, based in Edison, N.J., said, "We have also improved our Oracle compatibility, further improved the products performance over native PostgreSQL and added significant enhancements of particular interest to ISVs integrating EnterpriseDB 2005 into their products."
Other changes include faster bulk data-loading capabilities and several bug fixes and performance tweaks, the company added.
EnterpriseDBs pricing model is as follows:
Editors Note: This story was updated to correct pricing information.
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