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EnterpriseDB Releases EDB Postgres Platform 2017


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EnterpriseDB has announced the general availability of the EDB Postgres Platform 2017.

The EDB Postgres Platform is an integrated open source-based database management platform that combines database and integrated tools for managing structured and unstructured data.

EnterpriseDB’s primary focus is taking Postgres into the enterprise and meeting its high-level requirements, said Lenley Hensarling, senior vice president, strategy and product development, at EnterpriseDB. 

Today, many organizations have not one database, but many database management systems – including relational systems such as Oracle and SQL Server, and newer data platforms such as MongoDB and Hadoop. As a result, there is a requirement to fit the platform as an enterprise-level solution into an “increasingly complex polyglot data world” spanning HDFS, other databases that systems need to replicate data to and from, and the ability to run with four nines of availability, he explained. “That is what continues to drive us and what this release is really about."

The 2017 platform features new versions of the database, replication server, and backup and record tool with an emphasis on enterprise-level requirements for supporting more challenging workloads and complex analytics; managing larger datasets more easily; building more flexible database clusters to support geographically distributed workloads and integrating more easily with legacy systems and migrating a greater variety of workloads from Oracle through improvements in the platform’s compatibility technology.

Specifically, the 2017 release includes EDB Postgres Advanced Server 9.6 with performance enhancements in horizontal and vertical scalability to give the database greater capacity to support larger, more complex analytical workloads. The parallel query feature in EDB Postgres Advanced Server 9.6 allows customers to combine traditional, transactional operations with analytics, and EDB Postgres Advanced Server also features advances in synchronized data replication for greater scale out performance as well as high availability. In addition, EDB Postgres Advanced Server now features DBMS_AQ, a DBMS Advanced Queuing capability similar to that of Oracle that facilitates messaging between applications.

Part of the Integration Suite, EDB Postgres Replication Server 6.1 is integrated into the EDB Postgres Platform 2017. Updates to the tool enhance performance for synchronization across multiple geographies, a critical feature for today’s digital business applications. With new enhancements, EDB Postgres Replication Server is now compatible with Oracle 12c and SQL Server 2012 and 2014, creating expanded opportunities for those users to leverage EDB Postgres. 

Also integrated into the EDB Postgres Platform as part of the Management Suite of tools, the EDB Postgres Backup and Recovery 2.0 tool features new enhancements aimed at the DBA, such as new precision controls that ease and speed processes for DBAs who manage increasingly more complex, distributed infrastructures and work to ensure consistent uptime.

In addition, EDB recently launched a new version of the EDB Postgres Data Adapter for Hadoop with compatibility for the Apache Spark cluster computing framework, allowing users to combine analytic workloads. This gives organizations the ability to combine analytic workloads based on the HDFS with operational data in Postgres, using an Apache Spark interface.

The platform includes the choice of two database server versions: EDB Postgres Standard Server, an open source PostgreSQL database; or EDB Postgres Advanced Server, an enhanced version of PostgreSQL with extended enterprise-class performance, scalability, and security features and capabilities.

The EDB Postgres Platform 2017 is available as a subscription that includes all data management solution components, support, software upgrades, and access to much of the EDB Postgres partner network. The platform can be deployed on bare metal; virtually, including container environments; or in a public, private and/or hybrid cloud environment.

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