updated 11:50 am EDT, Tue September 20, 2005
EnterpriseDB 2005 released
today released EnterpriseDB 2005 for Mac OS X Server 10.4 "Tiger," its relational database management system (RDBMS) that is built on PostgreSQL, the advanced open-source database. EnterpriseDB 2005 features significant performance enhancements over PostgreSQL and runs many Oracle applications unmodified. "We recently announced software quality test results that were ten times better than MySQL's and a hundred times better than average commercial code, so EnterpriseDB 2005 is now 100% production-ready for Mac OS X Server."
"With hundreds of breakthrough features, Tiger Server is the world's most advanced operating system available today," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "EnterpriseDB has delivered an impressive RDBMS that takes advantage of innovation in Tiger Server to support powerful database management features."
EnterpriseDB Corporation enhanced PostgreSQL, the advanced open source database, to create EnterpriseDB 2005. EnterpriseDB 2005 delivers enterprise-compatibility, Oracle-compatibility and budget-compatibility.
The company says that EnterpriseDB 2005 runs significantly faster than most other open-source databases in typical transactional applications based upon internal benchmarks and that it is robust and reliable, as its record-low defect rate -- 100 times less than average commercial software -- demonstrates. The database is compatible with Oracle, providing direct support for many native Oralce applications--without any modification.
EnterpriseDB 2005 includes EDB Database Server, the RDBMS engine, EDB Studio, a console for developers and DBAs, and EDB Connectors, which provide access to EnterpriseDB 2005 from JDBC, ODBC, .NET, ESQL/C++, PHP, Perl and Python.
The free license includes unlimited Web-based technical support. Enterprise software licenses and technical support are available in three tiers: Silver, Gold and Platinum. The Silver tier ($1,000 per CPU per year) provides a software update and patch service, unlimited email and Web support and business-day telephone support. The Gold tier ($3,000 per CPU per year) adds faster response for email support and 24/7 telephone support. The Platinum tier ($5,000 per CPU per year) adds a perpetual software license, a designated technical account manager, intellectual property indemnification and on-request production tuning.