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PostgreSQL's enterprise adoption boosted

Posted on April 12, 2006

Further evidence emerged today of Open Source software's move from its traditional stronghold, network infrastructures, into the mission-critical application space. Sirius Corporation, leading European Open Source services provider, has been charged with supporting PostgreSQL for global datawarehouse Pindar Set, in the UK and US.

Sirius Corporation's expert knowledge of the PostgreSQL database and middleware platform JBoss was crucial in its selection by Pindar Set.

Until now the lack of truly capable 24/7 support has discouraged organisations from migrating to PostgreSQL from proprietary databases. Sirius Corporation has addressed this concern.

Mark Taylor, CEO of Sirius Corporation said: “Enterprise Open Source is penetrating deep into the mainstream. Linux is already established as the new choice for enterprise infrastructure. We are now moving up the stack into business critical applications.”

Simon Riggs, PostgreSQL lead in the UK said: “Free PostgreSQL has the speed, compatibility and sophisticated features of proprietary databases. Enterprise-level support with global coverage will only help to increase the pace of its adoption.”

Notes to the Editor

About Pindar Set

Pindar Set works with a unique commitment to one customer Yell, across three continents and from ten centres. For the last two decades, Pindar Set has processed all the adverts and pages that make up Yellow Pages and Business Pages in the UK and Yellow Book directories in the USA.

For more information visit http://www.pindarset.co.uk

About Sirius Corporation

Sirius Corporation is a leading European open source services provider specialising in enterprise-ready open source software including Linux, PostgreSQL, Samba and OpenLDAP. Client's include bluechip multi-nationals and public sector organisations.

For more information visit http://www.siriusit.co.uk

About PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability and data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems.

For more information visit http://www.postgresql.org

For more information and interviews contact Tom Callway, Head of Marketing, Sirius Corporation on +44 (0)870 608 0063 ext 6103

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