WEBINAR TODAY: Learn about the latest EnterpriseDB Product Updates with Senior Product Manager Gary Carter

PostgreSQL is the #1 enterprise-class open source database with a feature set comparable to the major proprietary RDBMS vendors and a customer list that spans every industry.  EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus solutions let you confidently develop and deploy PostgreSQL-backed applications that scale all the way from embedded solutions to massive OLTP and data warehouse systems that serve thousands of users.

Join Gary Carter, Senior Product Manager, EnterpriseDB for a webinar covering the latest product updates.

Gary Carter Sr. Product Manager EnterpriseDB

Gary Carter Sr. Product Manager EnterpriseDB

  • Gary’s presentation will review 3 product releases including Postgres Plus Advanced Server v9.2, Postgres Enterprise Manager v3.0 and xDB Replication Server v5.0.
  • Postgres Plus Advanced Server provides performance features, security and Oracle compatibility. Advance Server will give you the additional speed (and bonus ROI) in your working environment.
  • Postgres Enterprise Manager trial became available in November. It is the only tool of its kind where you can manage, monitor, and tune PostgreSQL or Postgres Plus Advanced Server databases from a single graphical console.
  • xDB Replication Server is an asynchronous, multi-master or single master replication system that is easy to install and configure and provides a rich graphical management console. The multi-master system provides enhanced read scalability and write availability while synchronizing data continuously between masters complete with automatic conflict detection and resolution.

Date and time: Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:00 GMT Time (London, GMT)

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EnterpriseDB and NTT joined forces to support PostgreSQL community

EnterpriseDB, the leading worldwide provider of PostgreSQL and Oracle database compatibility products and services,  announced support and services for organisations deploying the Community release of Postgres-XC 1.0.  Just released, the extensible cluster (XC) software comes after three years of development by a PostgreSQL Community work group led by EnterpriseDBand Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation.

Postgres-XC is a write-scalable synchronous symetric Postgres cluster providing both read and write scalability.  The software significantly enhances the performance, scalability and high availability of Postgres. These features are critical to the enterprises deploying PostgreSQL and Postgres Plus databases with greater frequency to replace costly traditional databases.

“The release of Postgres-XC represents a major step forward for Postgres in the global enterprise,” Koichi Suzuki, a fellow at NTT Data Intellilink and the project lead of Postgres-XC, said. “Business operations across the enterprise will benefit from new capabilities in data replication/sharding and transactional processing with still more capabilities to come as the software undergoes continued development.”

Business applications with significant transactional activities can now take advantage of a proven open source databasecluster technology that overcomes the challenge of scaling out write performance.  Postgres-XC addresses this challenge by controlling multiple transactions distributed over clustered database nodes. A complement to PostgreSQL, Postgres-XC provides a consistent view of the database to multiple applications connecting across a variety of nodes, and it includes node-level controls.“Our customers include some of the largest corporations in the world and we’re working with other industry leaders like NTT alongside the PostgreSQL community to create important open source database technologies to meet new market needs,” Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB, said. “EnterpriseDB’s new offering for Postgres-XC continues our mission to bring enterprise-class products and support to users of PostgreSQL technologies.”

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Sony Online Entertainment Replaces Oracle with EnterpriseDB

Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognised worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with millions of gamers around the globe having enjoyed the company’s products over the years. SOE has developed or published many ground-breaking and genre-defining games, including EverQuest®, EverQuest II®, Star Wars Galaxies®, PlanetSide®, The Matrix Online®, and many more.

SOE’s database needs are considerable, and its database applications are the very definition of mission-critical: hundreds of thousands of online users play SOE’s games around the clock, and each game is an extraordinarily database-intensive application. Before SOE selected EnterpriseDB, dozens of Oracle 9i RAC clusters were in use. In addition, SOE deploys databases in its back-office operations and to support its user forum and online auction websites.

Examining its business, SOE found that its Oracle databases were extremely expensive and that Oracle’s licensing practices were inflexible and restrictive. At the same time, the company experienced a constant demand for the creation and maintenance of additional databases. Like many other companies today, SOE hoped that open source software might provide a solution to this business challenge.

Building on a History of Open Source Success
SOE has a history of success with open source software. The company has already successfully deployed Linux, Tomcat, Apache, and Hibernate. As early as 2005, the company began to investigate open source alternatives to Oracle that would have both a lower TCO and greater licensing flexibility.  SOE also sought to leverage their valuable asset of in-house Oracle talent. SOE used four primary criteria in its selection of an open source database:

  • Ability to leverage its existing database administrator and developer talent
  • Ease of moving SOE’s existing Oracle applications to the new database
  • Commercial-grade quality and reliability, including backup and recovery standards, to support mission-critical applications
  • Scalable, high performance execution

EnterpriseDB: A Clear Winner
At the end of a thorough review and selection process, SOE chose Postgres Plus® Advanced Server. An important factor in SOE’s decision was Postgres Plus Advanced Server’s ability to run database applications written for Oracle. SOE found that 80% of the applications it had selected to move from Oracle ran on Postgres Plus Advanced Server with little or no modification and that its Oracle-trained staff could immediately work comfortably and efficiently with Postgres Plus Advanced Server. Another important factor was Postgres Plus Advanced Server’s PostgreSQL foundation, which guaranteed the reliability and stability that SOE required. Finally, Postgres Plus Advanced Server was available for only a small fraction of the cost of Oracle.

From Oracle to EnterpriseDB
SOE has evaluated the move of the massively multiplayer game The Matrix Online from Oracle to Postgres Plus Advanced Server, and the transition is planned for later this year. SOE is very pleased with the results of its testing to date, and it anticipates that new massively multiplayer online games will be deployed on EnterpriseDB in 2009. When the deployments are complete, Postgres Plus Advanced Server will be running on hundreds of SOE servers around the world.

High Availability on Postgres Plus Advanced Server
SOE’s online games require high-availability database solutions. To achieve this, SOE will run Postgres Plus Advanced Server on a multi-node cluster with an idle node available for failover. Tests run by SOE have shown a very reasonable failover time using EnterpriseDB in this configuration when scripted at the operating system level. The renowned stability of PostgreSQL additionally means that Postgres Plus Advanced Server’s failover capability will seldom be needed.

Online Game User Forums on Postgres Plus Advanced Server
SOE uses custom J-Forums to power the user forums for its online games. Previously, SOE used a hosted forum solution that ran on MySQL. When SOE found that the hosted solution couldn’t easily be modified and new features couldn’t easily be added, J-Forum was brought in-house and run on Postgres Plus Advanced Server. The deployment so far has been a resounding success. Half of SOE’s online forums are now live on Postgres Plus Advanced Server, and the remainder will go live on EnterpriseDB in the coming months.

World-Class Technical Support
SOE is receiving terrific technical support from the EnterpriseDB team. Callbacks have been rapid, and the abundance of helpful solutions and example code compares very favorably with the technical support SOE receives from Oracle.

What’s Next for SOE and EnterpriseDB?
SOE is extremely pleased with the success it has already had with EnterpriseDB and plans to continue moving applications from Oracle to Postgres Plus Advanced Server to realize even greater cost savings. SOE’s future massively multiplayer online games are expected to be deployed solely on EnterpriseDB and, within 18 months, hundreds of servers around the world will run Postgres Plus Advanced Server. Open source software from EnterpriseDB has provided SOE with a solution to its business challenge: SOE has found a way to reduce its database TCO by nearly 80% and has realized a licensing flexibility that is critical to its organisation.

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EnterpriseDB PostgreSQL Administration Training

Reserve your seat for PostgreSQL classroom training starting on February 13th in the London-area. If you are interested in developing your skills in PostgreSQL, if you have a current PostgreSQL project or if you’re looking for alternatives to costly proprietary databases, this training is for you. It is designed to give you a thorough introduction to PostgreSQL administration and to build your skills with advanced administration sessions.

EnterpriseDB have teamed up with UK distributor, Interactive Ideas Ltd, to offer this PostgreSQL training, which will cover the following topics:

Overall architecture | configuration | management | monitoring | back ups | recovery | replication | high availability | performance tuning and much more

To find out more details and register go to:  http://bitly.com/A7RFrw