EnterpriseDB (EDB) have announced an agreement with Aliyun, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group to provide a new generation of cloud database service in China.

Through the agreement, EDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server database will be available as a relational database-as-a-service on the Aliyun cloud computing platform. Aliyun offers a full suite of enterprise applications and, by partnering with EDB to add Postgres Plus, Aliyun customers can now enjoy a more diversified relational database suite.

According to a Gartner report, Emerging Market Analysis: China, Nexus of Forces Trends and Opportunities:* "Cloud computing is growing rapidly in China from a small base. Gartner forecasts that the total public cloud market size will reach US$20.7 billion in 2018, from US$5.3 billion in 2013 with compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.5%. In line with our forecast, most recent discussions with Chinese cloud service providers indicate that the cloud market is picking up. Demand is coming from all sizes of Chinese enterprises that intend to adopt cloud computing to secure fast provisioning to quickly respond to fluctuations in business needs. Some local cloud service providers, such as China Telecom and Aliyun, have reported achieving early business success."

"By deploying EDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server, Aliyun can provide customers a database-as-a-service with enterprise-class performance and security, but with a significant pricing advantage because of EDB's open source model," said Ed Boyajian, CEO of EnterpriseDB. "China represents a huge new market opportunity and Aliyun will be an influential partner in China as adoption of cloud computing continues to soar there."

"We are partnering with the most respected brands in the marketplace as we roll out new products and services across our cloud platform," said Yunfei He, product director, Aliyun. "Together with EnterpriseDB, Aliyun strives to meet the growing demand among users for a high-performing database on the cloud."

EDB develops enterprise-class performance, security and compatibility enhancements for PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source relational database. These enhancements are part of EDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server database. EDB also has developed database compatibility for Oracle to ease migrations and help endusers continue to use their Oracle skills and tools. The service with EDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server is available now and both companies will continue to collaborate to meet the growing needs of customers.

The Aliyun cloud is a ready-to-use, reliable, elastically scalable online database service. Aliyun has enhanced security, a performance monitoring system, and tools for backup, recovery and optimization.


*Gartner report, Emerging Market Analysis: China, Nexus of Forces Trends and Opportunities, by Tina T. Tang, Vincent Fu, Sandy Shen, Jimmie Chang, Daniel Yuen and Luis Anavitarte, was published September 18, 2014.


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