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ExtenDB Announces Clustered Partitioned PostgreSQL

Posted on April 5, 2005

WESTBOROUGH, MA - April 5, 2005 - ExtenDB Inc, announced today the beta release of their ExtenDB Parallel Server clustered database product, which is targeted for data warehousing and business intelligence. The product leverages Open Source databases while running on inexpensive PC-based commodity hardware.

Until recently, building a data warehouse was an expensive proposition, often requiring expensive proprietary hardware and software. The ExtenDB Parallel Server clusters together several PC-based nodes in a loosely-coupled architecture into one large virtual database. Each node itself is running an Open Source database such as PostgreSQL, MaxDB, or Firebird.

ExtenDB's database engine horizontally partitions or replicates the data amongst the nodes, and intelligently parallelizes submitted SQL requests, achieving near linear scalability.

ExtenDB's solution puts data warehousing within reach to many businesses that have previously considered consolidating their data for business intelligence to be prohibitively expensive, or for those where cost has prevented them from adding purpose-specific data marts within their organization.

ExtenDB is currently seeking companies that are interested in applying for their beta program.

About ExtenDB, Inc.

ExtenDB was founded in 2002 to offer an unparalleled price/performance value in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence by leveraging proven Open Source database technology and low-cost, reliable PC-based commodity hardware.

For more information, please visit http://www.extendb.com.

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