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Percona Expands Services Offerings with PostgreSQL Support

 | April 24, 2018 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Percona Live, Percona Support, PostgreSQL

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PostgreSQL SupportPercona is extending its world renowned open source database support expertise to provide PostgreSQL support. As a result, organizations can, for the first time, work with a single trusted vendor to meet their support needs for MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, or any hybrid combination of these database technologies, whether deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or in a Database as a Service (DBaaS) environment.

As the unbiased champion of open source database solutions, Percona has helped thousands of customers around the world succeed using the right solution for their business and technical needs, whether they deploy MySQL, MongoDB, or MariaDB, alone or in combination, on-premise or in the cloud.

The right solution for more and more companies today also involves PostgreSQL, which is why we are proud to announce that Percona Support for PostgreSQL will be available July 2018, making our world-renowned open source database expertise available to help these businesses reduce costs by avoiding problems before they arise, resolve problems that do arise as quickly as possible, and focus less on the database and more on strategic initiatives that create new business value.

Companies who deploy PostgreSQL in conjunction with other open source databases will have the added benefit of a single, trusted vendor for all their database support needs, streamlining the support process and driving faster issue resolution across their entire database infrastructure.

Open source databases are now mainstream, solving critical business problems for enterprises while delivering excellent value. Each major open source database has compelling features that make it attractive for specific workloads. Earlier this year, PostgreSQL won the DBMS of the Year 2017 award from DB-Engines, with a 17 percent increase in popularity. An RDBMS with a reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness, PostgreSQL has been adopted by a wide range of organizations, including Etsy.com, Fujitsu, Greenpeace, IMDB.com, MobyGames, Safeway, the University of California at Berkeley and many more.

What is PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL is a general purpose, object-relational database management system. PostgreSQL was developed at the Berkeley Computer Science Department, University of California. PostgreSQL is free and open source software. Its source code is available under the PostgreSQL license.

PostgreSQL is very stable. PostgreSQL was the first database management system using multi-version concurrency control (MVCC), known as snapshot isolation in Oracle.

It has many advanced features, such as:

  • User-defined types
  • Sophisticated locking mechanism
  • Table inheritance
  • Multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
  • Foreign key referential integrity
  • Nested transactions (savepoints)
  • Views, rules, subquery
  • Asynchronous replication
  • Native Microsoft Windows Server version
  • Tablespaces
  • Point-in-time recovery

By adding PostgreSQL to its portfolio of services, Percona has made it faster and easier for organizations to get the PostgreSQL support they need. With Percona’s expert advice, these organizations can also reduce costs by avoiding problems before they arise, allowing their teams to shift their focus from maintenance activities to more strategic initiatives. In addition, organizations using PostgreSQL in combination with other open source databases can get all the support and advice they need from a single, trusted vendor, resulting in a streamlined support process and faster issue resolution across their infrastructure.

Customers can access Percona Support for PostgreSQL via telephone, chat, email, and the web. 

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Dean Ellis

Dean was hired by the original MySQL AB corporation as a support engineer and developer in 2003, after some years of providing MySQL-related help to the community via the Freenode IRC network. He moved into management of the Americas and APAC support teams, eventually taking on responsibility for the global support organization after MySQL was acquired by Sun Microsystems, retaining that role through Sun's acquisition by Oracle Corporation. He left Oracle to help start SkySQL Ab (now known as MariaDB Corporation) in 2010, leading the global MariaDB Support organization as VP Technical Support. Dean joined Percona in 2017 as Product Manager for Support, responsible for business growth across all of Percona's supported open source database technologies.

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