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EnterpriseDB, a provider of PostgreSQL and Oracle database compatibility products and services, announced the general availability of the Postgres Plus Cloud Database on Amazon Web Services.

Postgres Plus Cloud Database is an enterprise-class PostgreSQL database as a service (DBaaS). EnterpriseDB also announced that CloudBees and Engine Yard have selected Postgres Plus Cloud Database as one of their primary database solutions.

EnterpriseDB officials said Postgres Plus Cloud Database simplifies the setup and configuration of PostgreSQL in the cloud. In addition to support for Amazon EC2, EnterpriseDB has worked with Hewlett-Packard to ensure Postgres Plus Cloud Database will run well with HP Cloud Compute. HP Cloud Compute currently leverages the OpenStack Nova compute platform and API.

"Postgres Plus Cloud Database is the only solution on the market today that makes deploying new instances of PostgreSQL or Postgres Plus Advanced Server easy in any environment," said Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB, in a statement. "And, through our partnerships with industry leaders CloudBees, Engine Yard, HP and OpenStack, customers will have numerous ways to take advantage of PostgreSQL ‘elastically’ on multiple cloud platforms."

"With Postgres Plus Cloud Database on the CloudBees Java Platform, our developers can easily build applications that invoke a truly elastic database knowing that Postgres is always backed up and available, but without the hassles of database administration," said Sacha Labourey, CEO of CloudBees, in a statement. "Plus, EnterpriseDB and CloudBees both provide innovative, cloud-based scale-out architectures, which are expected in premier database and application platforms."

Added Mike Piech, vice president of product management and marketing at Engine Yard: "We’re very pleased to have EnterpriseDB offer Postgres Plus Cloud Database to developers running apps on Engine Yard Cloud. Postgres Plus Cloud Database will enable our mutual customers to provision both multi-host PostgreSQL and Postgres Plus Advanced Server clusters easily and efficiently."

Postgres Plus Cloud Database, according to EnterpriseDB officials, combines the advantages of cloud computing with the features expected in an enterprise-class database, including an ACID-compliant relational database service; point-and-click simple setup and management with Web-based interface; automatic scaling, load balancing and failover; automated online backup and point-in-time recovery; database cloning; and Oracle database compatibility.

"With Postgres Plus Cloud Database, EnterpriseDB changes how we should think about database services in the cloud," said Ed Krupka, CIO of Burris Logistics, in a statement. "Their solution has reduced much of the admin effort, and all of the infrastructure work out of database installation and configuration. It almost seems too easy. Postgres Plus Cloud Database is so innovative, especially with its auto-data size elasticity and horizontal scaling. It’s poised to make PostgreSQL the de facto database for the cloud."

Postgres Plus Cloud Database is available in two versions: PostgreSQL 9.1 and Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.0. Pricing for Postgres Plus Cloud Database on Amazon Web Services is the same as Amazon RDS (MySQL), whether the buyer chooses the PostgreSQL or Postgres Plus Advanced Server database engine.

To read the original eWeek article, click here: EnterpriseDB Launches Postgres Plus Cloud Database