EDB Postgres Advanced Server Overview

EDB Postgres Advanced Server is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Open Source Databases. It is most often compared to PostgreSQL: EDB Postgres Advanced Server vs PostgreSQL

What is EDB Postgres Advanced Server?

EDB Postgres Advanced Server is EDB’s enhanced Postgres database designed to meet the needs of the digital enterprise. EDB Advanced Server incorporates all of PostgreSQL’s features with additional enterprise-class functionality for enhanced performance and security requirements for enterprise workloads. EDB Advanced Server features improve DBA and developer productivity. Oracle users benefit from EDB Advanced Server’s native database compatibility with Oracle, including PL/SQL, built-in packages, and many DBA tools to accelerate and simplify migrations.

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EDB Postgres Advanced Server Customers

Ericsson, Clear Capital, PinkRoccade, ABN Amro, WholeWorldBand, Van Genechten, Gallinat-Bank AG, Mariner, coresystems, Aquent, Contegix, AQA, Genscape, InMobi

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about EDB Postgres Advanced Server pricing:
  • "Pricing is significantly lower than competing products."
  • "The product is either free with community support or very inexpensive with a small yearly fee for paid support."

EDB Postgres Advanced Server Reviews

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Senior Manager Global Database Services at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Jul 31, 2019
Provides enhanced functionality but the technology is aging

What is our primary use case?

We have around 170 data centers around the world. We deploy our projects based on the use case and requirements and the projects can vary. Most of those deployments for Postgres are for engineering purposes.

Pros and Cons

  • "It gives us a solid, less expensive alternative to deploying with Oracle."
  • "The system is aging and not keeping up with the performance of new, enhanced database models."

What other advice do I have?

Even with all the improvements that could be made to the model and the functionality, I would give Postgres a seven out of ten. Obviously, it does not score higher because the technology is aging a little and it is not keeping up with other products.
Director of IT Maintenance Department at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Jan 29, 2020
This enterprise database solution is practically free but lacks security options that would mke it more useful

What is our primary use case?

I am responsible for our database products. We use these solutions only on-premises because our government has placed restrictions on our type of organization. The EDB Postgress Advanced Server is something we use for simple database projects on linux.

Pros and Cons

  • "The low cost and functionality allows us to save money on smaller database projects."
  • "The security is not very robust and the product would be much more useful with more security options."

What other advice do I have?

The only advice I have for people considering implementing this Postgres Advanced Server solution is that it is cheap and can save money. It was a good lesson to learn that we could save money by working with Postgres. It reduces our costs when we are not implementing some bigger, more demanding software solutions. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as an eight.
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Enterprise Programmes Architect at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Apr 30, 2019
Effectively allowing us to be far more flexible from architecture to production

What is our primary use case?

As a replacement for Oracle RAC where there's need: * More than four servers * Dynamically deployable servers * Split access between the transnational and reporting on the same data store.

What other advice do I have?

There will be a 10% pure play performance hit against ORacle and about 12% against Informix but the deployment and cost model more than compensate for the additional hardware requirements.
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