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Oracle DB admins urged to swap their gas guzzler for an electric car

Postgres Vision At the Postgres Vision 16 conference taking place in San Francisco this week, Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB, tried to convince attendees to abandon their Hummers for electric cars. Boyajian wasn't moonlighting for Tesla. Rather, he was peddling a metaphor in which expensive gas-guzzlers represent traditional …
Thomas Claburn, 13 Oct 2016
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'Behold my creation: Postgres-XL' bellows TransLattice

Database upstart TransLattice has burped out a new free version of the Postgres database, based on tech it acquired from StormDB. It claims the softweare is ideal for supporting modern web-based applications. The company reckons this database, dubbed Postgres-XL, has "extreme online transaction processing scalability and …
Jack Clark, 13 May 2014
PostgreSQL 9.2 elephant

Make room, guys. Here comes the Postgres with the mostess on AWS

re:Invent 2013 Amazon has started serving up hot clusters of PostgreSQL on its managed database service, but at a large price. The arrival of PostgreSQL comes after Amazon was peppered with requests by developers for the database, the company said on Thursday, and takes the total number of databases supported by the company's Relational …
Jack Clark, 15 Nov 2013

TransLattice gobbles StormDB upstart for Postgres threesome

PostgreSQL specialist TransLattice has devoured database-as-a-service (DaaS) startup StormDB for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition was announced on Wednesday and will let TransLattice marry two strands of Postgres together, which could yield some new technology for the wider open-source database community. It represents …
Jack Clark, 10 Oct 2013
Oracle Termites

REVEALED: Hungry termites nibbling at Oracle's foundation

Analysis Oracle's business faces growing competition from niche technologies, but the database goliath's size means it may be blind to the threat posed by a marauding hoard of upstarts that are going after its current and future customers. Although Oracle's customer roster includes many of largest companies in every industry you care …
Jack Clark, 26 Jul 2013
PostgreSQL 9.2 elephant

EnterpriseDB cranks up Postgres database scalability

EnterpriseDB, the commercial entity that is helping to push development of the open source PostgreSQL relational database – and profit from it – is trying to keep the heat on database rival Oracle with its latest 9.2 release and a matching 3.0 update of its database management console. The PostgreSQL project put out its beta …
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Postgres-on-steroids wields bare metal in Oracle, IBM skirmish

Distributed database provider TransLattice is taking the fight to Oracle and IBM: it's breaking its TransLattice Elastic Database, or TED, free of its database appliances and selling it on bare metal or virtual machine instances. TransLattice was founded in November 2007 and came out of stealth mode in August 2010. The company …
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VMware weaves Oracle databases into vFabric Data Director

When VMware tuned the open-source PostgreSQL 9 database for its ESXi 5.0 hypervisor in the vFabric Spring Java framework, it knew it had to do more to make a convincing production database. With vFabric Data Director 2.0, the company is therefore adding Oracle databases to the mix and hopes to add support for other obvious …
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Greenplum appliances swing both ways

The Greenplum data analytics unit of disk storage giant EMC is tweaking its Data Center Appliances, not only offering a more modular architecture and pricing scheme that lets companies start small and grow their analytics, but also allowing for the mixing of the Greenplum parallel database with Hadoop nodes within the same …
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IBM picks open-source in Oracle database fight

IBM is licensing technology from an open-source database company it's invested in, hoping to convince Oracle customers they should switch to its next DB2. The giant has licensed capabilities in five-year-old EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server, which EnterpriseDB claims will cut by 90 per cent the cost of moving off …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Apr 2009
MySQL

MySQL chief recommits to Linux under Sun

MySQL User Conference Under its new owner, Sun Microsystems, MySQL will remain true to its Linux roots and won’t be pulled towards Solaris or become overshadowed by the Solaris-distributed Postgres. Former chief executive Marten Mickos told Uberpulse that MySQL would stay focused on Linux, which accounts for the majority of its business (Windows …
Gavin Clarke, 16 Apr 2008
MySQL

Sun promises agenda-free MySQL development agenda

MySQL User Conference MySQL owners past and present opened the annual user's conference to re-assure them Sun Microsystems has no hidden agenda for the open source database. Sun chief executive Jonathan Schwartz and software executive vice president Rich Green pledged it's not just business as usual for MySQL - they'll also commit Sun's engineering …
Gavin Clarke, 15 Apr 2008

EnterpriseDB chases Oracle and MySQL on Web 2.0

LinuxWorld Having spent three years trying to get purchase on Oracle's mighty database business, EnterpriseDB is embracing Web 2.0 developers with a bundled version of Postgres. EnterpriseDB - whose existing database product is a version of Posgres that's sold under a commercial license and that the company claims is compatible with …
Gavin Clarke, 10 Aug 2007

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