Recently, I attended the Red Hat Open Source Day Summit in Italy and gave a keynote on the adoption of open source. Of course, my talk focused on PostgreSQL, which has become the most disruptive force in open source since Linux. A couple observations from my interactions with attendees:
I was pleasantly surprised how well EnterpriseDB has been received in Europe. In my presentation, I showed a heat map of PostgreSQL being used around the world. PostgreSQL is heavily used in Europe and North America. So it was great to hear that developers understood what our solution entailed and how involved EnterpriseDB is with the PostgreSQL community.
Second, attendees urged us to work with Red Hat to integrate PostgreSQL into Red Hat solutions. Recently, we announced that EnterpriseDB joined Red Hat’s OpenShift Partner Program by offering EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server as a database service in the cloud (DaaS). The Red Hat OpenShift Program, combined with EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus Advanced Server, lets developers build scalable cloud database systems, support popular developer languages and move Oracle applications to the cloud easily and quickly with all of the benefits, stability, innovation and low cost of open source software. It’s a step in the right direction, but attendees wanted more, which excited us!
The opportunity for PostgreSQL in open source today is rapidly growing and the adoption of PostgreSQL will continue to gain traction in the months to come. This week, we announced general availability of our product Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.0. Improvements to our product include enriched database performance and availability, and increased Oracle compatibility–now entering it’s seventh generation of compatibility—and support for the HP-UX operating environment on the Intel Itanium platform.
To learn more about my keynote given at Red Hat Open Source Day in Rome you can download the full slide deck on our web site.Reactions from Red Hat Open Source Day in Rome