To increase enterprise adoption of open source IT infrastructure
EnterpriseDB, a provider of products and services based on PostgreSQL, said that Red Hat has made a financial investment in the company as part of a partnership aimed at increasing enterprise adoption of open source IT infrastructure.
Under the partnership, the companies will continue to promote open source infrastructure offerings that emphasise the advantages of using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss and Postgres Plus to deliver lower total-cost-of-ownership.
EnterpriseDB helps enterprise IT organisations realise the cost benefits of open source database use, by providing a range of products and services to ensure development, deployment and production use of PostgreSQL. Its Postgres Plus products are the company’s certified and tested distributions of PostgreSQL, which include value-add enterprise components, installers and professional documentation.
Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, said: EnterpriseDB has clearly established itself as a leading enterprise Postgres company, which is why Red Hat has chosen to partner with and invest in the company. EnterpriseDB is also working to create customer value through a subscription support model. Clearly, this is a model we see as beneficial.
Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB, said: Red Hat pioneered the adoption of open source in the enterprise with Enterprise Linux and JBoss middleware. We believe the database will be the next major area of open source adoption. Our partnership with Red Hat will accelerate the vision we share – worldwide enterprise adoption of open source IT infrastructure as an alternative to proprietary solutions.