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Recently I met some of our customers in South East Asia region. Meetings were mostly to understand their business challenges/requirements and to help them come up with solution to overcome those challenges. Most of the time customers were interested to know more about capabilities of PostgreSQL database and how it could be leveraged more effectively for running business critical application workload. Though cost has been one of the starting factors for organizations to consider moving to PostgreSQL database but very soon […]

Database migrations from closed source to open source have become a particularly hot topic recently as I have been asked by customers, analysts, investors (and a few competitors!) what’s driving the accelerated changes in enterprise and government IT departments. We have been both pursuing and pushing this change to Postgres for over 10 years now, so migration is not new to us at EDB (we and our customers have long thought it was “hot” to displace Oracle and the big DB […]

Over the last few weeks, we have been getting many queries on Oracle Migration and Oracle Replacement. Some of those queries were specific about migrating the Oracle database to a more cost effective option- Postgres Plus Advanced Server and some other queries were about strategic initiatives of replacing Oracle in their Data centres. We have always been getting inquiries from customers who want to significantly reduce cost of Oracle and SQL Server database in their Data Centres, but this sudden surge was […]

Open source software (OSS) has long been recognized as an opportunity for cost savings in the enterprise  beginning  with Linux for operating systems. New research from Gartner has now verified that many  organizations can now  extend that savings to the database layer. Today’s enterprise data infrastructure model calls for open source-based and proprietary solutions co-  existing and  database administrators to target applications with their most cost-effective solutions. Best  practices now call for  data center managers to:  Leverage the low cost of […]

Recently our team was called upon to salvage a situation wherein the customer was not able to access 2 tables in its production database. As it seemed, those were the most frequently accessed tables for them. Our team went through the diagnostic process and investigated the database logs. We realised that the issue was caused by a bug in the database product itself. We shared the same with database product support team, who confirmed the same. However it turned out that […]