BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012) - EnterpriseDB, the leading worldwide provider of PostgreSQL and Oracle database compatibility products and services, today announced support and services for organizations 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 EnterpriseDB and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation (NYSE: NTT).
Postgres-XC is a write-scalable synchronous symmetric 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 database cluster 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."
More information about Postgres-XC can be found at http://www.enterprisedb.com/services/postgres-xc.
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EnterpriseDB, based in Bedford, MA, is the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL and Oracle database compatibility products and services. Used by thousands of business and government customers, EnterpriseDB delivers the industry's best price-performance in a relational database. Employing some of the most innovative members of the PostgreSQL Community, EnterpriseDB builds upon 25-plus years of development to provide companies a proven, secure and feature-rich alternative to costly traditional databases. EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus family of products includes the open source Community PostgreSQL, on-premise advanced databases with Oracle compatibility, a Database-as-a-Service with its Postgres Plus Cloud Database and enterprise management and monitoring tools. Founded in 2004, EnterpriseDB is backed by Charles River Ventures, Volition Capital (formerly Fidelity Ventures), Valhalla Partners and strategic investors including Red Hat, IBM, NTT and KT. For more information, please visit http://enterprisedb.com.