Yep, there I've said it. In case you have been hiding under a rock and thought MySQL was the open source database of choice, now you know. This blog post officially puts you on notice that Postgres is taking over.
Today, EnterpriseDB announced the release of the Postgres Plus family. But, that's not all we announced. Here are three bullets on what we announced at OSBC this morning:
- Announcing the new standard in open source databases: Postgres Plus. The family includes Postgres Plus, totally free and open source and chock full of new features! Postgres Plus Advanced Server is commercially licensed and includes Oracle compatibility, advanced monitoring/management and dynamic tuning (now with workload profiling)
- GridSQL is now released under the GPLv2 (with some cool license exceptions) and is fully integrated with Postgres Plus
- And, this is really cool - IBM has made a strategic investment in EnterpriseDB! We have officially closed our Series C funding and IBM joined our existing investors! Now, how often do you see that?
I will have a lot more to say about all three of these MAJOR events over the course of the next few days. But, I wanted to get the main news out there. I am at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco this week for the announcements. If you are at OSBC, stop by and say hello!