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EnterpriseDB brings out Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.1

Chris Mayer

Latest version improves write scalability and performance, provides flexibility and reliability with transaction-level control of synchronous replication and adds Virtual Private Database for extra security

Enterprise-class PostgreSQL pioneers, EnterpriseDB have announced the general availability of Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.1, the latest version of their open-source and Oracle-focused DBMS.

The release features significant performance enhancements, including the option to free up even more processing power for some applications. The biggest draw for Postgres is synchronous replication control, meaning that the master database will wait until at least one slave database has written the replicated transaction to disk before continuing on with its task. This is done on a per-transaction basis, meaning no data is lost if a master fails – a huge plus for Postgres.

This latest version, following on from September’s release of PostgreSQL, also speeds read performance and write scalability and enables unlogged tables for greater performance and flexibility.

Oracle compatibility has been expanded somewhat too, with the inclusion of the Virtual Private Database, which creates a tiered security structure allowing implementations that can limit what end users may access.

“Our newest version of Postgres Plus Advanced Server adds new, high-end capabilities for performance, reliability, security and scalability. With this release we are enabling our end users to accelerate the expansion of their Postgres Plus deployments at a price point exponentially less than the traditional proprietary databases,” said Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB. “These enhancements also give new users even more reason to start looking at Postgres Plus as an alternative for their data centers.”

There are of course differences between the database servers, with Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.1 having .NET client support (Npgsql), distributed caching, pgSQL debugger and Oracle compatibility.

Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.1 is available today on Linux 32 and 64 bit platforms, Windows 32 and 64 bit platforms, HP-UX and Solaris. To learn more about Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.1, visit their website.


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