EnterpriseDB Adding New Cloud Option for PostgreSQL Database

August 29, 2011 DataBase No Comments

Companies attractive to move database operations to accessible and clandestine clouds will anon accept addition advantage in the anatomy of Postgres Plus Billow Server, EnterpriseDB appear Thursday.

EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus Accepted Server and Postgres Plus Avant-garde Server articles are based on the open-source PostgreSQL database, with avant-garde appearance layered on the amount code.

The accessible Billow Server artefact appearance a Web-based interface for managing clusters of database nodes. It includes automated amount acclimation and failover, provides assorted ecology functions and allows for online backups and “point-in-time” database recovery.

It will be accessible in accepted and avant-garde editions, the closing of which includes EnterpriseDB’s affinity band for Oracle’s database, which allows Oracle workloads to be migrated over to EnterpriseDB, admitting not necessarily in exact form.

Cloud Server will initially be accessible on Amazon EC2, with abutment for added clouds, such as GoGrid, advancing later, said Karen Tegan Padir, carnality admiral of articles and marketing.

Private billow abutment is bound to the GPL adaptation of Eucalyptus’ clandestine billow software, Padir said.

Cloud Server can additionally be deployed in acceptable abstracts centers that don’t use a billow architecture.

It will access beta in September, with accepted availability of adaptation 1.0 planned for November, Padir said.

A few barter accept active up for the beta, but EnterpriseDB is acquisitive to get some added involved. The aggregation is assured the bazaar will respond, according to Padir.

“We’re architecture this because there’s complete appeal for it,” she said.

EnterpriseDB already offers Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), basic accessories with which developers can bound install the database on EC2. Billow Server’s administration and accessories capabilities body on that effort, Padir said.

Pricing hasn’t been bent yet for any of the Billow Server versions.

EnterpriseDB may face challenges accepting barter to bite, decidedly Oracle shops, said analyst Curt Monash of Monash Research.

“Migrating from Oracle to EnterpriseDB at the aforementioned time as you drift to the billow would assume appealing risky,” he said. “I’m not abiding there are abounding astute use cases for that.”

Moreover, assorted versions of Oracle’s database are already accessible on Amazon, giving those barter a accessible advantage should they ambition to agreement with billow deployments, he noted.

Padir alleged Billow Server a “very low-risk” advantage for Oracle shops because a move to EnterpriseDB.

Deploying in a billow agency that barter wouldn’t accept to address specific machines to a analysis and clearing environment, she said.

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