(The Hosting News) – EnterpriseDB (EDB), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced that its cloud database products were certified for use on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) Region. Clearing this hurdle expands access to the cloud for government agencies, which have aggressively deployed Postgres to meet open source and cost savings goals.
AWS GovCloud (US) is an AWS Region in the U.S. that is designed to meet the higher regulatory, security and compliance requirements of government agencies and has been certified to support sensitive workloads. EDB has now been cleared to offer government agencies access to two new Postgres solutions in the AWS Cloud.
“EDB’s Postgres Plus Advanced Server on Amazon Web Services means government agencies can move away from costly traditional vendors and slash costs, without sacrificing performance,” said Marc Linster, Senior Vice President, Products and Services, EnterpriseDB. “End users benefit by pairing such an advanced open source relational database as Postgres with the reach and flexibility of AWS’ global cloud infrastructure.”
More than 50 federal agencies depend on EDB and Postgres, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Labor and multiple agencies throughout the Department of Defense (DoD).
Postgres is the world’s most advanced open source relational database and new features and capabilities in recent releases have enhanced performance, manageability and ease-of-use. Postgres’ expanded NoSQL capabilities and the ability to use Postgres for building geospatial applications using PostGIS have helped fuel the popularity of Postgres. EDB has extended Postgres with additional business-critical capabilities, database compatibility for Oracle to ease migrations and enterprise-class tools for replication, high availability, monitoring and manageability.
EDB offers two Postgres cloud products on AWS Marketplace, Postgres Plus Cloud Database Advanced and Postgres Plus Cloud Database Basic. Both products provide specialized support for Postgres while the Advanced edition includes the additional EDB’s enhancements, tools and database compatibility for Oracle.
EnterpriseDB will be participating at WEST 2015 Feb. 10-12 in San Diego to spotlight Postgres for U.S. military agencies that support the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy. EDB will be exhibiting at Booth No. 818.
For more information on Postgres Plus Cloud Database, please visit the EDB website.