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that we know EnterpriseDB is reliable, scalable and compatible, is
that the only reason to use it?
For the Company
EnterpriseDB is affordable. I will cover EnterpriseDB licensing in
detail below. For now, suffice it to say that it is dramatically
cheaper than Oracle. A free version of EnterpriseDB is available.
This version has similar limitations as Oracle XE and SQL Server
Express: 6GB of data, 1GB of RAM and 1 CPU.
Stepping up from there are several support packages that you must
buy if your needs move beyond the free version. The most expensive
package is still dramatically cheaper than an Oracle license. And
where Oracle's licensing makes you pay for the power of the machine,
EnterpriseDB's licensing is static. You pay the same price per CPU
regardless of how many your machine has or what kind of CPU it runs
Support and compatibility means that you, as a company, can protect
your investment in your applications and in your employees' skills.
You may not choose to migrate, but you can. Moreover, if you do,
you can migrate to an enterprise class database and have enterprise
class support to help you.
EnterpriseDB’s Replication Server, you can choose to run
EnterpriseDB and Oracle side-by-side. You may choose to use Oracle
as your OLTP system and offload your reporting and analytical
processing by replicating to EnterpriseDB. You may also choose to
use Oracle for your larger data warehouses and use EnterpriseDB for
your smaller OLTP and departmental applications.
can also choose to migrate your DB2 and SQL Server applications to
EnterpriseDB. While I am concentrating on Oracle and EnterpriseDB
compatibility in this book, EnterpriseDB has a lot to offer
companies using any enterprise-class database. Ask your
EnterpriseDB representative for success stories of companies moving
away from other databases.
choice of how you use EnterpriseDB is yours and that choice does not
need to be an all or nothing. Run EnterpriseDB for a smaller
application and see how it fits. Migrate one or two applications at
a time. Make the choice that best fits your organization.
availability of EnterpriseDB and SPL gives the developer a new
market for his or her skills. In the past, an Oracle developer was
an Oracle developer and a PostgreSQL developer was a PostgreSQL
developer. With the introduction of EnterpriseDB, an Oracle
developer can be productive immediately in a PostgreSQL
EnterpriseDB applications can run side by side with Oracle
applications and PostgreSQL applications. Oracle and EnterpriseDB
data can be shared via EnterpriseDB Replication.
for the inner geek in all of us, PostgreSQL is open source. If you
want to dig through the base code, you can. EnterpriseDB is not
open source but if you want access to the source code, you can pay
to get it.
However, the source code for several EnterpriseDB tools is open
source. The Remote DBA Management Server, the Developer Studio IDE and the
Debugger are all open source and downloadable from the EnterpriseDB
web site. No license required.
For the Consultant
EnterpriseDB gives the consultant more choice for his clients. If
the client is concerned about having the source code, having
enterprise support and having Oracle compatibility, EnterpriseDB is
the price conscious client, the reasons are much the same as for a
company looking to its bottom line.
For the ISV
should be obvious by now what the benefits to an ISV are. With
minimal, and possibly no changes to an application, an
can sell its product to a potentially new market segment.
worked for a small ERP vendor. The product was a solid, visually
rich, reliable application. The target market was small to medium
companies. The database cost more than the application.
ISV, EnterpriseDB can open a whole new range of options. It's a
win-win situation for
and client alike.
is an excerpt from the book "EnterpriseDB:
The Definitive Reference" by Rampant TechPress.