Designing Highly Available Databases
High availability databases are essential to organizations depending on mission-critical, 24/7 access. The use cases of a highly available database may vary between a financial services organization or a telecommunications provider, but the desired result is the same: an incredibly reliable database that minimizes downtime. Organizations often strive for availability down to the decimal point as a percentage of uptime in a given year, such as four nines (99.99 percent availability). Every second of downtime can translate to lost revenue, or worse.
EDB Postgres Failover Manager
A few minutes of database downtime can cost your business significant revenue. Many organizations avoid downtime by implementing redundancy with a master database server and one or more standby servers. Open source PostgreSQL is incredibly stable; however, database failures do occur. PostgreSQL does not natively identify a failure or automatically switch traffic to the standby, both of which are needed to maintain high availability.
Moving Oracle Workloads to the Cloud
While there is no shortage of applications you might want to move, not every workload is equally suited for cloud deployment. You must consider the operational characteristics of your applications in determining how well and how easily a potential migration might proceed. For highly sensitive or mission critical applications that are operating well in their current environment, a move to the cloud may not be worth the risk.
Optimizing Open Source DBMS and DBaaS for Digital Business
This white paper covers:
- Discussions abound many of the database-related pressures faced by IT managers today about usage and costs.
- Reviews of how every IT organization can find a class of applications for open source database adoption, and then use that experience to determine how wide and deep their open source database deployments can go to to fully benefit from consequent cost savings
EDB Postgres™ Welcomes MySQL™ Users
Postgres’ long-term native support for ACID compliance, Multiversion Concurrency Control (MVCC), data and referential integrity, server side programs (triggers and stored procedures), and fine-grained access controls are much more mature and stable than MySQL, which only has started implementing some of these features in recent years.
While not an exhaustive side-by-side comparison, this whitepaper covers a few key differences between Postgres and MySQL and some of the benefits data professionals will find in working with Postgres.
Technical Comparison of EDB Postgres Enterprise and Oracle Enterprise
If you've played with the idea of building a new database with EDB Postgres Enterprise but have avoided doing so because you are not sure if it has the features you need or are accustomed to using in Oracle, then wait no longer.
This eBook provides
- Comparison of in depth capabilities of both Oracle Enterprise Edition and EDB Postgres Enterprise across key feature categories including: capacities, partitioning, data types, indexes, SQL capabilities and extensions, HA, performance, scalability, security, integration, application development, big data and management.
- A guide for you to evaluate EDB Postgres’ capabilities and identify the workloads and applications where EDB Postgres Enterprise can be used in place of Oracle.
Avoiding High Oracle DBMS Costs with EDB Postgres
Although the most sensitive layer of the infrastructure stack, the database layer has the potential for the greatest cost savings and strategic advantages.
- For example, one Oracle license alone lists at $47,500 per processor core (without any add-on features) with annual operating expenses equal to 22% of the total license costs.
- Implementing Postgres is a wise alternative to Oracle’s business practices and price increases.
- Moving to open source-based databases, like EDB Postgres Advanced Server, enables savings of 70% to 80%, freeing millions of dollars for these new projects.
Not only does this reduce capital and operating expenses, but IT vendor flexibility also increases.
Security Best Practices for Postgres
Most of the recommendations in this paper are applicable to PostgreSQL (the community edition) and to EDB Postgres™ Advanced Server (Advanced Server), the enterprise-class, feature-rich commercial distribution of PostgreSQL from EnterpriseDB® (EDB™).
This white paper presents:
- A framework and a series of recommendations to secure and protect a Postgres database.
- A layered security model that addresses physical security, network security, host access control, database access management, and data security.
Advanced Server provides additional relevant security enhancements, such as edb_audit, SQL/Protect and Virtual Private Database (VPD) that are not available in the same form in PostgreSQL.
Which Postgres is Right for Me?
This whitepaper is written for all levels of IT management as well as for data architects, application development leaders and anyone involved in database strategy decisions.
The whitepaper examines:
- Four enterprise adoption strategies (and associated risk factors) for Postgres, and provides guidance to help readers develop an informed adoption playbook.
- Analysis for PROs and CONs across seven software adoption risk factors: Capabilities, Roadmap, Technical Support, Time to Market, Cost, Vendor Relationships and Software Control.
Postgres in the Cloud Accelerates Business Success
Speed, agility and cost savings were the initial draw of cloud databases. Organizations are now looking to incorporate the cloud database into their infrastructures as they re-engineer their environments to support new development processes, operational models and data demands.
The questions now before organizations are:
- Which of the disparate and evolving needs of an organization can be best served by a cloud database?
- How does a cloud database support a wide range of users and workloads?
- How do organizations establish a cloud database as an internal resource?
Clearly, the question no longer centers on when or if organizations will adopt cloud databases, but how organizations will optimize their value and use them most effectively. This white paper explores how Postgres Plus Cloud Database from EnterpriseDB (EDB) addresses these questions.
EDB Postgres Brochures and Data Sheets
A collection of EDB Postgres Brochures and Data Sheets that will help provide an in-depth understanding of its product features and latest technology offerings.
Busting the Myths: Performance scalability of DB
An insight on how performance and scalability of PostgreSQL can be leveraged using the right tuning techniques.
This white paper explains the impact of tuning, connection pooling and the common pitfalls most IT managers face
on the Database front.
Oracle to Enterprise PostgreSQL Database Migration
This white paper will take you through an open source Enterprise Database that is equally competent yet more
cost-effective than proprietary databases like Oracle. Ashnik brings EDB's Postgres Plus Advanced
Server - the most preferred alternative based on open source PostgreSQL database and offers a very strong range
of Oracle Compatibility features.