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EnterpriseDB Expands Postgres Plus to Support Developer Agility and DBA Control

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20-Feb-2015

EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced a new release of its flagship product, Postgres Plus Advanced Server.

Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.4 gives database administrators greater control and expanded options for customization that boost performance and simplify many common tasks. Among the new features in the release are resource management and compatibility for an expanded set of Oracle functions and applications that boost performance and support developers. The release also features JSONB and other advances in the open source community PostgreSQL for supporting applications with unstructured data, eliminating the need for a standalone NoSQL-only solution.

Postgres Plus is now better positioned for building today’s high-performance applications than specialized niche solutions, like document databases. Postgres Plus combines the performance and stability of a traditional relational database and ACID compliance with full capacity for supporting unstructured and semi-structured data types with agile data models. EDB was recognized in the October 2014 Gartner Research report, Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems*, and was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant along with Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and SAP.

“Postgres is evolving to manage the changing mission-critical and non-mission critical needs of the entire global enterprise. Support for JSONB is an example of expanding capabilities to handle growing loads of unstructured data,” said Marc Linster, Senior Vice President, Products and Services, EnterpriseDB. “EDB has taken Postgres even further, working directly with enterprise customers to add capabilities like resource management for the growing complexity of their Postgres deployments.”

Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.4 is part of EDB’s Postgres Plus Enterprise Edition subscription, which bundles the database with enterprise-class tools for monitoring, management, performance, replication and high availability.

Key new capabilities in Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.4 include:

Resource Management – DBAs can now assign processing power by workloads, enabling multiple workloads to run concurrently while ensuring low priority jobs don’t interfere with high priority processes. This could help signal the end of some DBAs having to work graveyard shifts when running big batch processes, such as data loads or maintenance that negatively affect business transactions when run during business hours. Without having to worry about performance, DBAs can start doing more of these during business hours.

Enhanced compatibility with Oracle – EDB continues to expand the universe of Oracle applications that can be easily migrated to Postgres Plus. For example, Postgres Plus v9.4 includes a more complete implementation of Oracle’s UTL_HTTP function package. This makes it easier for developers to build applications where Postgres needs to communicate with various web servers on the Internet. In addition, new OLAP capabilities in Postgres Plus – cube, rollup, grouping set – expand Postgres’ capacity for supporting analytics in some Oracle applications.

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