Wednesday, August 8, 2007

EnterpriseDB Postgres - Enterprise Grade Database

EnterpriseDB announced at LinuxWorld that they are releasing EnterpriseDB Postgres. This is the open source postgresql with a few items added to make it more of an enterprise class database. This version of Postgres is targeted to new and occassional users. EnterpriseDB is hoping for wide spread acceptance of PostgreSQL which in turn may mean additional acceptance for EnterpriseDB. EnterpriseDB Postgres add an easy to use graphical installer, GUI admin tools (web-based), pgAdmin III (a GUI IDE), replication, forums, and downloads for Linux and Windows. One feature that has had a lot of discussion on the Postgres email list is the installation in Linux. Peter Eisentraut blogged about it on his personal blog, EnterpriseDB and the Professional Grade . Advocates are really pushing PostgreSQL into the mainstream and EnterpriseDB is making one of the biggest pushes. EnterpriseDB also offers support and training for PostgreSQL.