EnterpriseDB, a provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and Oracle database compatibility solutions, has expanded its Postgres Plus Cloud Database to support Amazon EC2’s virtual private cloud (VPC) feature. VPC easily customize the network configuration for your Amazon VPC. For example, you can create a public-facing subnet for your web servers that have access to the Internet, and place your backend systems such as databases or application servers in a private-facing subnet with no Internet access. You can leverage multiple layers of security, including security groups and network access control lists, to help control access to Amazon EC2 instances in each subnet.
Postgres Plus Cloud Database is a framework that allows EnterpriseDB customers to run Postgres Plus Advance Server in the Amazon cloud. Key attributes of the framework are easy set up, automatic backup and recovery, self-healing of the clusters if a problem arises, as well as built-in elasticity. “Elasticity is one of the key features that customers are looking for in the cloud,” said Marc Linster, senior vice president of products and services, EnterpriseDB.
“The new release brings in Virtual Private Cloud which is a capability to more closely integrate applications that run at Amazon with the customers’ internal IT infrastructure,” explained Linster. By expanding Postgres Plus Cloud Database to support VPCs, end users now have flexibility and control over their databases.
VPC allows users to create a public-facing subnet for web servers with access to the internet, but place the backend systems such as databases or application servers in a private-facing subnet with no internet access. Users can leverage multiple layers of security, including security groups and network access control lists, to help control access to Amazon EC2 instances in each subnet.
Linster noted that EnterpriseDB's cloud database has achieved 200% revenue growth in 2013, which he attributed to the expanded capability of the Postgres Plus Cloud Database and launch into a major new market. “We allow our customers to easily take advantage of the tremendous compute capability that Amazon provides, that is built in our database and automatically scales when there is demand.”
In other EnterpriseDB news, the company announced the launch of its Postgres Plus Cloud Database on Amazon’s cloud platform in Australia.