ISELIN, N.J., July 6, 2006 — EnterpriseDB, the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source database company, announced today that it is establishing a fund to sponsor further development of PostgreSQL. The company will launch the fund at this weekend’s PostgreSQL Anniversary Summit in Toronto with an initial contribution of $25,000. The fund will be used at the discretion of the PostgreSQL leadership team to sponsor development of PostgreSQL features and enhancements. The company also announced today that noted PostgreSQL developer and best-selling author Korry Douglas has joined EnterpriseDB and that EnterpriseDB’s Bruce Momjian will deliver the Anniversary Summit’s keynote address. More information about EnterpriseDB and free downloads of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server are available at www.enterprisedb.com.
EnterpriseDB’s flagship product, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, is an Oracle-compatible, enterprise-class RDBMS that is built on PostgreSQL. Widely regarded as the world’s most advanced open source database, PostgreSQL was recently hailed in the Forrester Research Wave report as a “Leader” in the open source database market. Forrester’s evaluation further found that PostgreSQL had the strongest strategy component of any product in the category.
“Because EnterpriseDB is built on PostgreSQL’s rock-solid foundation — we add Oracle compatibility, increased performance, professional tools, and a world-class support organization — the vitality of the worldwide open source PostgreSQL community is critically important to us,”said Andy Astor, chief executive officer of EnterpriseDB. “We are pleased, on the occasion of the community’s tenth anniversary, to establish this fund to benefit the open source PostgreSQL community and to sponsor and present at the PostgreSQL Anniversary Summit.”
Korry Douglas, co-author of the bestselling book PostgreSQL and several other books related to open source software, has joined EnterpriseDB as senior database architect. Korry is the primary developer of the EnterpriseDB PL/pgSQL Debugger and has contributed to PostgreSQL’s Slony-I replication project. Prior to joining EnterpriseDB, Korry was director of research and development for Appx Software, a company specializing in high-level, high-productivity development tools. Korry joined Appx Software in 1983 and designed and implemented several development environments that incorporated compilers, interpreters, debuggers, IDEs, and RDBMS-neutral storage repositories. Korry will be delivering a presentation at the PostgreSQL Anniversary Summit entitled “Debugging PL/pgSQL” at 9:55 a.m. on Saturday, July 8.
EnterpriseDB is a Gold Sponsor of the PostgreSQL Anniversary Summit, and Bruce Momjian, senior database architect at EnterpriseDB, will deliver the Summit’s keynote address, “Ten Years of PostgreSQL”, at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8. In addition, Simon Riggs, senior database architect at EnterpriseDB and leader of the company’s United Kingdom Enterprise Performance Center, will be moderating a roundtable entitled “Performance Challenges and Goals” at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8.
About EnterpriseDB Corporation
EnterpriseDB develops and supports EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, an enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS) that is built on PostgreSQL, the world’s most advanced open source database. EnterpriseDB Advanced Server is compatible with Oracle applications, has the reliability and scalability necessary for high-volume, mission-critical enterprise use, and is very affordable. EnterpriseDB has offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and is the world’s leading provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL-based products and services. EnterpriseDB was founded in March, 2004, and is headquartered in Iselin, N.J. For more information, please contact +1-732-331-1300 or visit www.enterprisedb.com.
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