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Re: An Open Letter from EnterpriseDB

From: "Andy Astor" <andya(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: "Jeff Davis" <jdavis-pgsql(at)empires(dot)org>
Cc: <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: An Open Letter from EnterpriseDB
Date: 2005-08-15 04:32:04
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Hi Jeff,

It *is* news. There were a bunch of industry articles about it. I've
listed below some the articles that mentioned EnterpriseDB last week,
some of which discussed the award. Still working on slashdot, though ;-)


eWEEK, August 11
"Open source database technologies flourish at LinuxWorld," Lisa Vaas,1895,1845381,00.asp

InfoWorld Blogs, August 11
"LinuxWorld, Strider HoneyMonkey, storage and backup," Tom Sullivan

InfoWorld Open Source Blogs, August 11, 2005 "EnterpriseDB wins Product
Excellence," Dave Rosenberg

CNET, August 10
"Database start-ups bet on open source," Martin LaMonica

Linux Business News, August 10
"LinuxWorld San Francisco 2005: EnterpriseDB wins "Best Database" award"

Linux Business News, August 10
"Look out Oracle, PostgreSQL-based database promoted to "GA" status"

LinuxWorld, August 10
"2005 Product Excellence Awards, managed by LinuxWorld Magazine editors,
presented in SF"

eWEEK, August 9
"EnterpriseDB ships PostgreSQL-based database," Lisa Vaas,1759,1846264,00.asp

IDG News Service, August 9
"LinuxWorld SF: open-source database enters crowded field," James

InfoWorld, August 9
"EnterpriseDB set to battle MySQL, Oracle," Paul Krill

Application Development Trends, August 8 "LinuxWorld Conference draws
penguin lovers to SF," John Waters

CNET, August 8
"LinuxWorld outgrows original outfit," Stephen Shankland

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Davis [mailto:jdavis-pgsql(at)empires(dot)org]
> Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2005 7:59 PM
> To: Andy Astor
> Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] An Open Letter from EnterpriseDB
> Congratulations, that's an amazing honor.
> I have been keeping my eye out, why is this not news? I expected to
> this story on slashdot or similar news outlets.
> I hope it translates into some results for EDB and PostgreSQL.
> Regards,
> 	Jeff Davis
> Andy Astor wrote:
> > To Everyone in the PostgreSQL Community:
> >
> > We just wrapped up our first Linux World, and I wanted to take the
> > opportunity to report in on a couple of issues.
> >
> > First, as some of you may already know, EnterpriseDB received the
> > Database Solution" award from the Linux World judges, beating out
> > Oracle, and DB2. Needless to say, we are more than pleased with this
> > result, especially since EDB has only been in the marketplace for 10
> > weeks.
> >
> > But the truth is that EDB did not win this award...We all won it
> > together. EDB is based entirely on PostgreSQL, and it is that
> > database technology that made it possible for EDB to receive this
> > Not to get all mushy about this, but we are in this together, and I
> > want to say Thank You. We will continue to do everything we can to
> > support the community and the ongoing development of PostgreSQL.
> > (PostgreSQL was not up for the award, btw, only because it didn't
have a
> > its own booth at the show...)
> >
> > I'd also like to comment on two other issues while I'm yapping away
> > here...
> >
> > First, unlike Al Gore, EDB did not invent the internet, and it also
> > not "make a database called PostgreSQL." One of the truths about
> > journalists is that they get a lot wrong. eWEEK got that one wrong.
> >
> > And while we're on the topic, let me also be clear about another
> > statement in the same article, which stated that "SCO has added open
> > source database [vendor] EnterpriseDB to its partner list." While it
> > true that EDB has agreed to qualify on the SCO platform, there is no
> > 'partnership' beyond that. The business reason for the qualification
> > simple: There are many customers on the SCO platform who are not
> > receiving high-quality support from their database vendor, and who
> > be interested in an alternative, particularly one that offers
> > compatibility with their existing applications. We plan to provide
> > alternative. Qualification on SCO is similar to qualifying on
> > OS/X, or Windows.
> >
> > Again, the main message here is one of appreciation and obligation
> > the community. Thanks,
> >
> >      -- Andy
> >
> > ------------------------
> > Andy Astor, CEO
> > EnterpriseDB Corporation
> > 777 New Durham Road
> > Edison, NJ 08817
> > Tel  732.331.1310
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ---------------------------(end of
> > TIP 5: don't forget to increase your free space map settings
> >


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