EnterpriseDB set to battle MySQL, Oracle

EnterpriseDB at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco on Tuesday intends to take on MySQL and Oracle in the database market with a product built on the PostgreSQL open source database.

The company bills its EnterpriseDB 2005 database as an enterprise-class offering that is compatible with Oracle and says it is superior to the open source MySQL database. Applications written for Oracle will run unmodified on EnterpriseDB 2005.

"The fact that EnterpriseDB can work with an Oracle environment without touching the application, I think, will appeal to a lot of customers looking for an open source database," said Noel Yuhanna, senior analyst at Forrester Research.

A representative for MySQL, meanwhile, said MySQL doesn't see EnterpriseDB in competitive sales calls.

EnterpriseDB 2005 runs faster than most other databases in typical transactional applications and has a low defect rate, according to EnterpriseDB.

EnterpriseDB 2005 features an RDBMS engine and EDB Studio, which is a console for developers and database administrators. Also featured are connectors that offer access to the database from JDBC (Java Database Connectivity), ODBC (Open Database Connectivity), .Net, Perl, Python, and other technologies.

While available free for evaluation, development, and low-volume deployments, EnterpriseDB is priced at US$1,000 per CPU per year for the company's Silver-tier pricing level. The Silver tier features update and patch service, unlimited e-mail and Web support, and business-day telephone support.

The Gold-tier option, priced at US$3,000 per CPU per year, includes faster responses for e-mail support and round-the-clock telephone support. A Platinum tier, which costs US$5,000 per CPU per year, features perpetual licensing, a designated account manager, intellectual property indemnification, and on-request production tuning, EnterpriseDB said.

EnterpriseDB also will announce it is leading the development of a PostgreSQL community committee to build ANSI-standard stored procedures and triggers for PostgreSQL. The company also plans to contribute to the PostgreSQL code base, in areas such as multimaster replication.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Paul Krill

InfoWorld
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?