South Africa's Obsidian has been selected as a partner for EnterpriseDB, a provider of enterprise-class products and services based on PostgreSQL, an open source database. Under the partnership, Obsidian will offer professional services and training classes related to EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus and Postgres Plus Advanced Server products.
Postgres Plus is an open source distribution of the Postgres database and includes performance benefits and ease-of-use capabilities for developers and DBAs. Bundled into a one-click, cross-platform installer, Postgres Plus is targeted at developers of next-generation applications.
Postgres Plus Advanced Server is a commercially licensed product that adds advanced capabilities to Postgres Plus, including Oracle compatibility, dynamic performance tuning and management and monitoring.
The Postgres Plus products are capable of accommodating huge table, row, and field sizes and unlimited database sizes. They are also standards-compliant, driving flexibility in integration and use as development platforms.
Training courses in Postgres Plus will be available from Obsidian from June 2008.