EnterpriseDB (EDB), a provider of enterprise-grade Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, has announced an agreement with Aliyun, the cloud hosting arm of Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) 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.
“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.”
More than 2,700 enterprises, governments and other organizations worldwide use EnterpriseDB software, support, training and professional services to integrate open source software into their existing data infrastructures. Based in Bedford, Massachusets, EnterpriseDB is backed by private investors.
“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.”