The database industry has seen significant evolution of its technology, not only in terms of functionality but also in terms of simplicity, ease of use, and lower cost. The open source movement has led to a number of alternatives to large, complex, and expensive relational database management systems (RDBMSs) for addressing most enterprise data management solutions. A leading example of this development is EDB Postgres, an open source variant of the pioneering RDBMS project PostgreSQL, which was originally developed by Dr. Michael Stonebraker and his team at the University of California at Berkeley. Thanks to a very active open source community, this RDBMS has continued to evolve aggressively to meet the needs of business users for both analytics of data and transaction support.

The EDB Postgres Platform includes the full scope of abilities one would expect of an venture class RDBMS, expanding on PostgreSQL and including more noteworthy execution, security, database director (DBA) and engineer profitability highlights, and similarity with customary endeavor RDBMSs. The EDB Postgres Platform can be sent to a wide scope of foundation choices from virtualized and compartment conditions to open, private, and crossover mists. Proficient administrations, preparing, 24 x 7 backing, and RemoteDBA round out the stage guaranteeing undertaking client achievement. IDC directed an examination to decide the degree to which this item not just fills in as a substitution for considerably more costly and complex database innovation yet in addition conveys quantifiable business advantages to its clients.

IDC interviewed seven organizations that support their business operations with EDB Postgres database solutions. These organizations reported that EDB provides a cost-effective, scalable, and flexible database platform that meets their evolving business demands for database resources. IDC calculates that these organizations will spend an average of 42% less on EDB Postgres than on alternative database solutions while achieving a three-year return on investment (ROI) of 168% by realizing benefits in the following areas:

  • Optimizing database-related costs by avoiding up-front licensing costs and spending less on ongoing maintenance costs.
  • Making DBAs more efficient by taking advantage of EDB Postgres’ simplicity to require less DBA time to deploy, configure, and manage.
  • Ensuring operational continuity by limiting the frequency and duration of unexpected database-related outages.
  • Meeting business demand by making database environments more scalable.

Business Value Highlights

On average at the time of interviews, interviewed organizations reported operating 37 EDB Postgres databases out of a total of 260 databases. However, the median organization relies on EDB for 42% of its total databases (8 of 19 databases). Interviewed organizations described their use of EDB Postgres in more detail in a number of areas as follows:

  • Migrations or greenfield deployments. Thus far, organizations’ use of the EDB Postgres Platform has been weighted toward net-new workloads, although more than half of interviewed organizations have migrated database workloads from other environments.
  • Operational use. Several interviewed organizations are using EDB Postgres to support customer-facing services, while several are running mostly internal-facing workloads.
  • Workloads. Transactional and business reporting were the most commonly cited workloads being supported by EDB Postgres.
  • Growth. Interviewed organizations unanimously reported that they will extend their use ofEDB Postgres and expect to add 31% more EDB Postgres databases per year.

The Economic and Business Advantages of EDB Postgres Database Solutions


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