Postgres-based database platform provider EnterpriseDB has launched a beta version of its EDB Postgres Migration Portal – a fully-automated online tool for moving legacy databases to the EDB Postgres Platform. EnterpriseDB’s Migration Portal would make it easier for users to run EDB Postgres everywhere – whether an on-premises data center, private or public cloud computing platform.
Cloud computing represents the fastest-growing segment of EnterpriseDB’s business increasing 180 percent year-over-year.
“While the cloud is growing in importance to our customers, at the same time they want the flexibility to operate their Postgres databases anywhere with the same high level of performance and dependability,” said Ed Boyajian, president, and CEO of EnterpriseDB. “We’re stepping up the pace of change and innovation, so customers can move their traditional databases to EDB Postgres, plus delivering new features in Ark and Containers that enable Postgres to run everywhere.”
To learn more about EnterpriseDB’s beta program for its Migration Portal, go to https://www.enterprisedb.com/edb-postgres-migration-portal.
The new features announced in EDB Postgres Ark and EDB Postgres Containers would facilitate both on-premises and cloud deployments. The combination of multiple deployment models along with portability to move workloads would enable EDB customers to have the same Postgres experience no matter what platform they choose.
EDB Postgres Ark and Containers
EDB Postgres Ark delivers self-service database provisioning and management. It enables organizations to deploy and scale EDB Postgres databases on Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), Microsoft Azure or OpenStack cloud platforms. Now, EDB Ark adds templates – defined configurations – that would provide greater flexibility along with control over database resources by implementing policies that include storage allocation, backups, user access, server class and more. Also, now registered users can be assigned to groups using integration with Postgres Enterprise Manager (PEM) that comes as part of Ark. Together, these new capabilities would facilitate administration and deliver increased security – helping with the transition to cloud-based computing.
EDB Postgres Containers enable organizations with large-scale implementations to operate the EDB Postgres Platform on-premises or in the cloud. This would especially be useful for scaling up or scaling down to accommodate needs in development or production.
With new packaging, deployment would be simplified in three containers for data management/high availability, read scalability and disaster recovery (DR). The disaster recovery capability is newly added using the EDB Postgres Backup and Recovery Tool (BART). Also, for deployments where database replicas have read-only access, read scaling is enhanced with read/query loads automatically balanced to those replicas.
With EDB Containers, organizations can deploy and operate the EDB Postgres Platform with any Kubernetes-based container orchestration platform, including Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Private Cloud or Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS). The containers can run as a clustered solution using shared storage with high availability, read scaling and monitoring.